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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ April 2020

The Australian Women's Weekly, NZ Edition, delivers hard-hitting news, gorgeous features, advice, inspirational stories and the best triple-tested recipes. It’s the ultimate magazine with something for everyone, while providing inspiration for women of all ages.

New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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$5.17(Incl. tax)
$20.71(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Our next-door neighbour is 91 years old. Fit as a fiddle, smart, generous and with a laugh that makes you laugh too, she’s everything you could want in a neighbour. As the years have passed – we’ve been living side by side for almost 14 years now – she’s become part of our extended family. Our boys take out and bring in her rubbish bins each week, for which she’s very grateful and slips them a carton of Favourites chocolates every so often, and my husband acts as her IT guy when her iPad or phone goes on the blink. For her part, she keeps a reassuring eye on our home when we’re not around, alert to anyone new. She was once so sharp, she stopped a couple who were wheeling…

2 min.
open line

Letter of the month I have been reading your wonderful magazine for decades, and at 62 can still remember first reading it at my grandmother’s house as a child, avidly devouring the celebrity photos and the recipes. I now have her old handwritten cookbook, full of recipes she had cut out of her prized Australian Women’s Weekly collection. I particularly enjoy the high quality investigative journalism that you print regularly – most recently the informative article on the disappearance of Brenda Hean, written by Ingrid Pyne (March 2020). I found this article fascinating – that such a prominent, intelligent, highly committed woman could just be silenced like that. Brenda’s dedication to saving Lake Pedder was outstanding and she was truly an original eco-warrior, fearless and deeply founded in her faith. Nothing was going…

1 min.
write and win!

Skinfood, New Zealand’s long-established natural skincare company, is launching its new skincare range AGELESS, and is giving this month’s letter of the month winner two AGELESS pamper packs – one to keep, and, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, one to give! Worth $150 each, the packs contain five super-powered products: Green Tea Power Hydrogel Mask, Bakuchiol Booster Serum, Ceramide Cleansing Cream, Hyaluronic Moisturising Cream and Vitamin C Brightening Day Cream. Enriched with quality natural alternatives, this vegan-certified range is made in New Zealand. Available at skinfood.co.nz and Countdown supermarkets, priced from $8.99. Writers of other published letters will receive an Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook.…

1 min.
a royal send-off

IT WAS DUBBED Meghan and Harry’s farewell tour, a clutch of UK engagements that marked the end of their official royal duties. And for the House of Windsor, March 2020 will certainly go down in the history books. Unable to reach a compromise with the monarchy’s brains trust, Prince Harry and Meghan are now heading off to a self-funded life in North America of their own making. The loss to the monarchy was painfully evident as the duo’s swansong dominated global front pages. In his red Royal Marines mess jacket, Harry held Meghan tight and the couple received a standing ovation at the Royal Albert Hall. In his speech Harry said, “A lot of you tonight have told me you have my back.” While on a surprise visit to a…

1 min.
women we admire

RALLYING CALL Women in Chile, Brazil and Mexico come out in a show of strength on International Women’s Day, calling for their governments to step up. BRIGHT SPIRITS Glowing in fluoro yellow, Katy Perry treated Bright, in Victoria, Australia, to a concert with a message of “gratitude and unity” for the bushfire-affected region. SISTER ACT Nicole Kidman posted this snap of her sister Antonia and mum Janelle on International Women’s Day to “celebrate the deeply special women in our lives”. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GETTY IMAGES, AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES AND MATTEL.…

1 min.
the fall of weinstein heralds a new era

WITH THE JAILING of Hollywood heavyweight and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, the world has changed, survivors say. Victims cried with relief when the producer of hits like Pulp Fiction was sent to prison for 23 years. Reports of Weinstein’s sexual misconduct have circulated for decades but it wasn’t until several accusers went public in 2017 that charges were laid. Salma Hayek, who worked for Weinstein on the film Frida, said she is happy people now know there are consequences. “A lot of people thought that they could get away with anything and I think now that is going to change.” As Scotland prepares to make period products free to anyone who needs them, Kiwi activists are saying we should head in the same direction. The organisation Dignity has presented a petition…