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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ February 2021

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.

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New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
13 Issues

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2 min

Not so long ago, I was having one of those conversations over a bottle of wine with a dear friend about what we’d do if we didn’t work in our current jobs. It was meant to be one of those laidback, whimsical chats, where you fantasise about that elusive life of greener pastures. I’m not usually one to be stuck for words, but I admit that the tête-á-tête was pretty one way. You see, I was stumped as I’ve never really wanted to do anything else. My love for this industry started when my older cousin handed over her prize collection of Dolly magazines to me. I was about 11 at the time. I pored over those pages for hours on end, ripping stories and advertisements out and sticking them on…

1 min
this issue has inspired me to

Re-engage with American politics… it is no doubt that Jill Biden is a force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait to see what impact she has in her role as First Lady. Watch out world! Learn all about this incredible lady on page 20. Pick up a tennis racquet… I’m never going to make it to centre court at Wimbledon, but reading Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s extraordinary story on page 28 reminded me of how much I enjoy a hit and how many years it’s been since I’ve done it. Watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s… Audrey Hepburn’s son’s touching account of life with his famous mum on page 54 made me want to revisit this legendary film.…

13 min
hilary barry ‘i’m just getting started!’

“This is me. Take it or leave it. I’m going to ride out the rest of my career just having a good time.” We’re only one gasp into the new year and already there are parts of the 2020 lexicon that feel like ancient relics. But we’re still very much living with the repercussions of such a year – it’s probably why 2021 has been less of a “set a New Year’s resolution” kind of start and more of a “please can it just be easier than last year?” slow burn. For Hilary Barry, beloved broadcaster and co-host of TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp, this year is about starting new chapters, yes, but it’s also about taking the lessons from 2020 and continuing to put them into practice. As turbulent and difficult as…

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10 years of twinning

DENMARK’S YOUNGEST royals are growing up! Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik released a series of portraits to mark the 10th birthday of their twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, who were born 26 minutes apart on January 8, 2011. Photographer Franne Voigt captured the royal duo looking affectionate and relaxed, with Josephine glowing in a marigold suit and bow, while Vincent looked sharp in a crisp white shirt. For the occasion, the twins were also granted their royal monograms. Pictures of hope Woman we love LEADER’S SOFT TOUCH Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, 64, has returned to power for a second term in a surprise victory. The leader earnt the nickname “Iron Cat Lady” because of her love for her cats. The felines featured prominently in Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election campaign. The return of Sex Sex…

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meet jill biden a first lady for the ages

It was the night last March when Joe Biden knew in his heart he had seen off his Democratic rivals and earned the right to go head-to-head with Donald Trump in the presidential election. Back then, the coronavirus had yet to devastate America. Big gatherings were not considered a health hazard. So the former Vice President celebrated his string of victories on a date in the US political calendar known as Super Tuesday, in front of a packed crowd of supporters at an outdoor rally in Los Angeles. With his wife Jill and sister Valerie at his side, the 50-year Washington veteran’s trademark grin seemed wider and brighter than ever. Five minutes into his victory speech, however, there was a commotion behind him, and the future President’s face betrayed concern, even…

5 min
royal insider

It was the most cataclysmic royal event of 2020, which some predicted would damage the monarchy irreparably, but a year on, the sky hasn’t fallen in, though stars have scattered and wounds appear still raw. In a revealing TV interview, British journalist Tom Bradby – whose documentary with Harry and Meghan, filmed on their 2019 tour of South Africa, first uncovered the couple’s discontent inside the House of Windsor – said Harry is “heartbroken by the situation with his family”, and that he and Meghan “wrestle with their position in life”. But Brady also underlined that the couple are “content” in the US and “quite excited” by their new work. So what is really going on? When it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be stepping back…