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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ

August 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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in this issue

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In the words of Dorothea Mackellar, I love a sunburnt country, but over the years I’ve also learned to respect it and even fear it. Like many Aussies of my vintage, I have vivid memories of childhood sunburn so severe it felt like my skin had shrunk, followed by rounds of calamine lotion and then the inevitable reptilian peeling of skin. It was a reflection of endless summer days in the pool and holidays on the beach, an Aussie rite of passage. Leap forward to the present day and, like so many others, I now have family members and friends who have had to have chunks of flesh removed as a result of skin cancer. I am paranoid about my daughter’s alabaster skin, a gift from her English father. She has a…

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this issue has inspired me to

Revisit a classic: The anniversary of The Wizard of Oz has me yearning to hit the yellow brick road again (page 58). Brighten up: Time to peel off the UGG boots and dip my toe back in the beauty pool (page 112). Experiment in the kitchen: Who knew you could create a mouth-watering cheesecake in your slow cooker! Yes please (page 138). Go greener: It’s time ‘doing my bit for the planet’ worked its way back up my list of priorities (page 100). NICOLE BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW FINLAYSON. HUGO BURNAND. INSTAGRAM.…

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“We can be resentful of our age or we can be grateful for having attained it.” – WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD D. K. K. Munasinghe, Mount Cotton, Qld LETTER of the MONTH An article I read has brought up memories of abuse that I have hidden for so many years (The Devil Inside, AWW, July). It broke my heart, for I know exactly what she was feeling and experiencing. Many females have experienced abuse and yet we hide it, because we think we are to blame for our partners’ moods. If more women come forward to talk about it, we can help others. Name and address withheld GRACEFUL MONARCH Thank you, Juliet Rieden, for the excellent article about our gracious Queen (Secrets of her Reign, AWW, July). While Her Majesty was “born into privilege”, she was…

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in brief news bites

Vale Vera Lynn ONE OF BRITAIN’s best-loved entertainers, Dame Vera Lynn will be remembered as the voice of hope. Born in 1917, Vera left school at 11 to pursue singing. By the time she was 22, she had sold more than a million records. During World War II, she entertained front-line troops in India and Egypt, where she earned the nickname “Forces’ Sweetheart”. She found fame again in 2009 as the UK’s oldest chart-topper, aged 92, when her Very Best Of album hit number one. Dame Vera Lynn died on June 18, aged 103. PM’s cakewalk NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern loves The Weekly’s Children’s Birthday Cake Book. Last year, she whipped up a rabbit for daughter Neve’s first birthday. This year, she baked a piano from its pages. Sport wins The Matildas will be…

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celebrating with our stars

WEDDING BELLS AT SUNRISE Congratulations to Sunrise co-host Sam Armytage, who showed off this stunning sparkler to announce her engagement to Richard Lavender. THIRTY CANDLES Happy 30th birthday to Margot Robbie. With two Oscar nominations already under her belt, we can’t wait to see what the next decade brings for the Aussie star. ENDURING LOVE Nicole Kidman marked her 14th wedding anniversary with Keith Urban by posting this beautiful photograph, simply captioned “Us”. In return, Keith posted, “I feel like your boyfriend in ALL the right ways!!!!”…

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royals around the world

DENMARK A new portrait of Queen Margrethe of Denmark has been unveiled for her 80th birthday and is on display at the Frederiksborg Museum of National History, as part of an exhibit to honour her life. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary also attended the unveiling. SWEDEN Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has celebrated 10 years of marriage with the release of anniversary photos showing her and husband Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. Princess Victoria, heir to the Swedish throne, married personal trainer Daniel in 2010 after the pair met and fell in love at the gym. MONACO The Monaco royals made their first public appearance as a family since lockdown began. Prince Albert II, the son of Princess Grace, and his wife, Princess Charlene, brought out their adorable twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, five,…