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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly 2008

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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in this issue

1 min.
the wheel deal

One shoots, one scores – eventually! In their first joint engagement in nine years, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a ball as they visited the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Loughborough last week. William (37) and Charles (71) larked about, with the younger prince trying his hand at shooting a basket from a wheelchair – he landed the shot on his third try – and his father endearingly offering a pat on the shoulder as he tried to manoeuvre William into a good scoring position. Meanwhile, Camilla (72) and Kate (38) mingled with veterans and staff, chatting about the importance of mental health – and didn’t attempt the fast-paced sport themselves! It’s the first time the royal couples have appeared together since 2011, the…

1 min.
from the editor

I’ll never for get the first time I interviewed Taika Waititi. It was 2015 and Taika, although already incredibly successful thanks to movies such as Boy and What We Do in the Shadows , hadn’t quite cracked Hollywood with his offbeat, Kiwi approach to directing. Nevertheless, as a massive fan of his work I was a touch nervous as I dialled his number , ready to talk to him about hosting the upcoming Vodafone New Zealand Music A wards. And then, all of a sudden, a slightly odd, high-pitched voice trilled down the phone line: “Hello, it’s Polly here!” Thinking I’d punched in the wrong number , I apologised and tried to hang up, before I heard a quick, “No no, just jokes… it was me, Taika, all along!” Turns out…

2 min.
a family falling apart

There’s been more bad news for the Queen, with the announcement that her eldest grandson Peter Phillips has separated from his wife Autumn. Canadian-born Autumn (41) is believed to have told Peter she wants a divorce, leaving him “devastated” and his grandmother “upset”. They have two daughters together, Savannah (9) and Isla (7). The pair decided to separate at the end of last year, but as they aren’t ‘senior royals’, didn’t think it was appropriate to announce their split. “They have reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship. The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one,” says a spokesperson for the couple. But Peter (42), who is the son of…

4 min.
not so admiral andrew’s birthday snub

It was supposed to be a milestone birthday, with a special promotion to honour the occasion. But Prince Andrew’s tarnished reputation means that celebrations for his 60th birthday this week are all but canned. And his fall from grace after a disastrous TV interview last year about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is also jeopardising another important occasion – the wedding of his daughter Princess Beatrice, who won’t be getting a grand, pomp-filled ceremony like her sister did when she marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on May 29. Beatrice’s nuptials will be held in a much smaller venue with fewer guests, and won’t be televised live like Princess Eugenie’s 2018 wedding to Jack Brooksbank was. While Eugenie (29) married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle – just like her cousin Prince…

6 min.
military might the man who inspired judy

When Judy Bailey told her grandchildren she was doing a tattoo they looked at her and said, ‘Juju! Where are you going to get it?’” She had to do some quick explaining, pointing out she’s not getting inked – instead she is going to be narrating New Zealand’s first-ever military tattoo. “I said, if I did get a tattoo, where should I get it? They thought I should have their names and birth dates on my back. I’ve got seven grandchildren so that’s quite a lot!” So would she consider an actual tattoo? “I think I’ve left my run too late,” she says with a smile. “I’ll stick to the military type.” It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly 15 years since Judy read the TVNZ news in our living rooms every weeknight.…

1 min.
band together

The first New Zealand Military Tattoo will be a uniquely Kiwi event, says Judy. Held at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North on the evening of April 4, it won’t be televised but is expected to attract a large crowd to celebrate our military and cultural history. Bands taking part include the New Zealand Army Band, which last year won an award as the performers who made the greatest contribution to the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Along with music, fly-pasts and a simulated battle, there will also be a haka performed by 200 members of the defence forces. “It’s going to be spine-tingling stuff – I am really looking forward to it,” says Judy. For more information, see nztattoo.nz…