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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly


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.
calling in!

Keeping calm and carrying on is what the royal family does best – and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were shining examples of that old adage as they visited those still on the front line at the London Ambulance Service last week. Keen to provide a bright spot in the hectic days for call centre operators, William (37) and Kate (38) toured the facility to chat with workers before Britain was placed in lockdown. In a further boost to public spirits, the couple also posted a delightful picture of Kate and Princess Charlotte (4), with William and Prince George (6) in the background, to celebrate the UK’s Mother’s Day. But it was a second snap of Kate’s own mum Carole Middleton (65) that took many aback – Kate is a dead-ringer…

2 min.
from the editor

Well, here we are. What truly extraordinary times! For the first time in history, our Weekly team has created this magazine fr om afar, each working on the issue in our own homes – all separated, but working together as one. I’ve never been so thankful for all the different programmes, apps and pieces of technology I can barely pronounce that have enabled us to do our jobs, stay connected and only give away once that I’ve been doing it all whilst wearing my pants tucked into oversized orange workmen’s socks. Comfort really is key at a time like this! And it’s what I hope the Weekly can bring to your life, especially now . It’s certainly given me gr eat comfort to dive through our archives and look back at some of the…

2 min.
alison’s our top choice!

More than 50 years after she first graced our TV screens, Dame Alison Holst is still everywhere. Whether you’re picking up a packet of her sausage rolls for a BBQ – or, as is more likely at the moment, a snack for telly watching – or you’re scooping pick-and-mix into a bag, or delving deep into one of her more than 100 cookbooks, Alison’s influence has been long-reaching and enduring. And now, she has officially been awarded the title of New Zealand’s Most Influential Chef of All Time. After a nationwide vote, Alison finished head and shoulders above the other contenders, with the public, industry insiders and hospitality workers all picking their favourite chef. Says one respondent, “Alison brought great recipes to everyday Kiwis in an achievable, accessible way. She had a massive impact…

5 min.
we stand ready with you the queen’s message of calm

In normal circumstances Windsor Castle is a hive of activity, particularly when the Queen is in residence. With more than 100 regular staff members, and others drafted in for occasions such as dinners and receptions, Her Majesty’s favourite royal residence is usually the bustling hub of royal life. But these are not normal times, and thanks to the coronavirus crisis, the 11th century castle is eerily quiet. The Queen is in lockdown there with her husband Prince Philip, and only eight aides remain to look after the royal couple. The strict staffing measures come as it was announced last week that Charles, Prince of Wales, has tested positive for the virus. There had been concerns for the heir to the throne after it was revealed he had a March 10 meeting with Prince…

7 min.
home sweet home we’re in this together

One fight, one family – that’s the message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has urged New Zealanders to “do what we do best” and come together to beat the threat of COVID-19. Of course, this has meant the lockdown we’re all experiencing – at least four weeks of almost everyone in the country staying put to limit the virus’ spread. Remaining at home for that long might sound daunting, but self-isolation is the best way to get on top of the virus, and though we’re all in uncharted waters, we’re in them together. We need not worry. Food and medicine will remain available, essential services such as rubbish collection will continue, and other vital businesses will remain open. Support is just a phone call or email away, whether you need advice about money,…

1 min.
services & support

• If you are experiencing health concerns that may be COVID-19 related, call Healthline (0800 358 5453). • For the latest information, see COVID19.govt.nz. • The Student Volunteer Army (0800 005 902 or sva.org.nz) is offering to deliver food or regularly check in by phone or text with those who need support. • COVID19 Support NZ is a Facebook group designed to connect vulnerable members of our communities who need help with those who would like to offer it. See facebook.com/groups/ COVID19supportNZ • Contact Age Concern via ageconcern.org.nz or on (04) 801 9338 • Seniorline (0800 725 463 or seniorline.org.nz) is a free information service designed to help older people navigate the health system. Find out how to get help while at home and about support services for caregivers. • Samaritans offer a 24-hour helpline (0800…