Women's Lifestyle
New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly 2003

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is the country’s most read woman’s magazine. A true publishing icon, the Weekly shares stories of real New Zealand women as well as in-depth royal news and celebrity features from abroad. The magazine also inspires with relevant and aspirational content covering all things food, style, home and entertaining.

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52 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
kiwis on the front line

It looks like hell on earth – walls of flames stretching high into the air, incinerating everything in their path as they sweep across tinder-dry tracts of Australia. Animals and humans alike are being forced to abandon everything to the mercy of one of the worst firestorms in modern history. “We’ve never had fires like this,” says Adele Lewis, a Kiwi who fled the flames threatening her home near Byron Bay. “It’s ghastly hearing the screams of the koalas. It’s a very strange and eerie atmosphere.” As many expat Kiwis seek refuge in New Zealand, a fresh wave of our firefighters last week bolstered the exhausted Aussie fire teams who had been battling more than 100 blazes. So far 26 people have lost their lives, with more still missing. An estimated one billion…

1 min.
from the editor

It was one of the most eerie sights I think I’ve ever seen. One minute I was lying on the beach, enjoying the warmth of the gr eat Kiwi summer like I did so many times over the br eak, the next, everything was orange. It was an unnerving, strange reminder of the tragedy that’ s still unfolding acr oss the Tasman. The sheer scale of the disaster is unpr ecedented in its size and devastation, and the heartbr eak I know we all feel for our mates acr oss the ditch is overwhelming. Our relationship with Australia is unique – fraternal, I guess, at its most fundamental level. There’s no-one else we love to give stick too, especially on the sporting field. They’r e like that sibling who’ s always trying to…

5 min.
heirs to the future! charles’ vision is here

It’s a charming photo that obviously has historical significance. But royal experts say the recent shot of the Queen and her three heirs – Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George – is more than just a nice family portrait. Taken to mark the start of a new decade, the photo is only the third official shot of the quartet. The other two were taken at George’s christening in 2013 and to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016. The formal shot was taken at Buckingham Palace by Ranald Mackechnie on the same day that more casual pictures were snapped of the four generations making Christmas puddings together as part of an initiative supporting the Royal British Legion. While it may not seem unusual to have taken the opportunity to get the current…

3 min.
going rogue!

Unprecedented, unrepentant – unsurprising? The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ statement announcing their retreat from royal life and partial relocation to North America has caused shockwaves in Britain as palace officials scramble to handle the fallout, with the Queen said to be blindsided and “disappointed” by the move. Just one day after returning to Britain following their extended six-week break from duties, Harry and Meghan announced via their Instagram page that “after many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to support Her Majesty, the Queen. “We now plan to balance our time…

4 min.
food is going on the backburner! cleansing her palate nigella’s new direction at 60

Nigella Lawson has a complicated relationship with birthdays. While she naturally shies away from celebrating turning another year older – and really, isn’t the same true for most of us? – the celebrity cook’s attitude is rather complicated by the fact she watched her mother Vanessa and husband John Diamond pass away in their 40s and one of her sisters, Thomasina, at just 32, all from cancer. But on her 60th birthday, the domestic goddess says her milestone has made her realise and appreciate the best things about ageing. “I now see the rest of my life as a great, unfurling mystery,” she says. “For the past three decades, as I grew up, established a career, had children and so on, I pretty much knew what the shape of my life would be, day…

4 min.
looking for a sea change zara & mike’s happy place

Splashing in the shallows of a Surfers Paradise beach, the little family were the picture of normalcy. The mum, trying to quieten a crying baby; a dad bodysurfing through the waves; a boisterous little girl, clad in a rashie, wanting to be just like her dad. But it was no normal family frolicking in the sun – it was the Queen’s granddaughter’s. Zara and Mike Tindall, accompanied for the first time by five-year-old Mia and 18-month-old Lena, were clearly having a ball as they enjoyed a summer’s day out, so it’s come as no surprise that the outdoors-mad family are considering a move Down Under. Speaking to The Australian Women’s Weekly, Zara admits she can see a future for her brood in Australia once she’s finished her career as an Olympic eventer. “Probably not…