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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ March 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

in this issue

2 min

I always find March a funny time of year. That blissful summer holiday feeling has faded to just a collection of happy pics on my phone. My New Year resolutions that started with a bang have well and truly lost their novelty. Although I have a lovely new pair of trainers and a sleek blender, which I have discovered is very good for the cocktail mix. The long weekends which created that wonderful extra day of freedom for adventure and new discoveries are done and dusted. The school lunches and pesky dress-up days are back. Ugh! Work pressure goes up as projects are launched and longterm strategies developed. And the mornings are dark while the nights can be a little nippy (how early is too early for the electric blanket?!). Yip,…

1 min
this issue has inspired me to

Breakout the wetsuit and make sure I catch the last of the summer waves. Although I’m more a boogie boarder than a surfer. You can read all about some kickass surfer girls and their fight for equality on page 56. Invite some friends over for a good old Italian long lunch. There are some great new recipes on page 92, which will go just nicely with some red wine and lots of laughs. Embrace the ‘more is more’ maximalist trend. Who doesn’t love some home retail therapy? Check out page 118 for inspo.…

2 min
royals reveal baby joy!

IT WAS A VERY SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY for Prince Harry and Meghan, who chose the day of love to share the joyous news they are expecting their second child. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look ecstatic in the photograph released to accompany the announcement. The date holds significant meaning for Prince Harry – on Valentine’s Day in 1984, the British press reported Princess Diana was expecting her second child. Women we love GREEN GIRL WONDER Eighteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has been recognised for her work to “preserve Sweden’s unique nature for future generations” with a beautiful commemorative postage stamp. POETRY IN MOTION The world collectively caught its breath as 22-year-old Amanda Gorman read her poem The Hill We Climb at the US presidential inauguration. The National Youth Poet Laureate embodied the spirit of hope in…

11 min
pippa wetzell ‘it’s about being a role model – not a supermodel!’

“My kids are very used to seeing me not looking particularly glamorous and eating whatever.” While motherhood might feel like an area where people never seem short of an opinion, Pippa Wetzell is not here to give you any parenting advice. Despite the fact that she has a very happy home life with her three children – Brodie, 14, Cameron, 11, and Taj, 10 – the TVNZ 1 star is keen to impress that she and husband Torrin Crowther are “just muddling through, to be honest”. The 44-year-old is a big believer, however, that “good role-modelling is the most important thing you can do for them”. Particularly when it comes to raising two girls with healthy body images, she’s very aware of walking the talk. “My kids are very used to seeing me…

6 min
royal insider

Meghan is relaxing in the grass, her head languishing in Prince Harry’s lap, right hand resting on her bump, and both are beaming uncontrollably as they stare into each other’s eyes. The picture (on page 8) says it all. After all the pain of the past year – moving to the US, court battles, their heartbreaking miscarriage, family rifts and virus restrictions preventing travel – this was truly exciting and welcome news. “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child,” a spokesman for the couple said. The black and white photo was taken remotely by long-time friend and photographer Misan Harriman. The Nigerian-born British photographer and social activist who shot UK Vogue’s Black…

12 min
my year of letting go

The sun dips behind the Manhattan skyline outside Susan Sarandon’s window. It’s a crisp winter evening in the last days of 2020, a year that has swept through her life bringing gusts of challenge and change. There was lockdown in New York and the death of her much loved Maltese-Pomeranian, Penny – “curious and bright … ambassador of love, friend of 17 years,” she wrote. “You leave a hole in my heart. Travel on sweet girl, surrounded by our love”. Also last year, Susan sold the enormous Manhattan loft in which she and her long-time partner Tim Robbins raised their three children and where she lived for almost 30 years. Then Susan’s mother, Lenora, passed away. She died peacefully in August, at the impressive age of 97, surrounded by family and friends…