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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ April 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.

New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

I never remember what day I’m meant to put my garden waste bin out. I regularly have to refer to a picture on my phone to remind me of my car licence plate details. I’ve been guilty of failing to acknowledge a family member’s birthday because it “slipped my mind”, and there are times when I must pause and think when someone asks my age (it’s 43, for the record). The other day, I had to ring the IT support desk and admit I couldn’t remember the password for my work computer – a password I input at least 20 times a day! But ask me how long Prince William and Duchess Catherine have been married (10 years) or the date of their royal wedding and I will rattle if off…

1 min
this issue has inspired me to:

Book a long weekend away… Easter is just around the corner and usually I go to my caravan, but I think it’s time to do my bit for local tourism and go somewhere I haven’t been. The wardrobe inspo on page 64 is a great motivator. Squeeze in some last-minute outdoor dining nights with friends… In a couple of months, I’ll be wishing I did more of it while the weather is still nice and there are some great dishes to try on page 92. Show my plants some love… I adore lush house plants, but unfortunately they don’t seem to feel the same way about me. I’m hoping the tips on page 120 are going to change our relationship.…

1 min
royal news & views

PRINCESS MARY has shared a conversation she had with daughter Josephine about International Women’s Day. “Equality is not about being equal, but about gender not having a role when opportunities present themselves and decisions are made… or when following one’s dreams.” PRINCESS EUGENIE said words can’t express the love she and husband Jack Brooksbank feel for their newborn son August Philip Hawk, who she’s introduced to the world. “Our hearts are full of love for this little human,” she said. THE QUEEN virtually visited Australia to unveil a statue of herself in Adelaide. She joked it might alarm people to suddenly see the statue out the window. “Gracious! Has she arrived here unexpectedly?” she said of the piece by Robert Hannaford.…

1 min
women we love

PITTER-PATTER... There’s another Newsbub on the way at Three. The Project’s Kanoa Lloyd, 34, has announced she’s expecting her first child with husband Mikee Carpinter. “I’m really excited,” she says. DESIGNER’S MINI-ME Fashionista Karen Walker, 51, has been named a Barbie Role Model with a doll made in her likeness. “This is an honour and a recognition of building your brand as a woman,” she says. BEST IN THE WORLD Kiwi snowboarding sensation Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, 20, defended her title and won gold again at the Aspen 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championship.…

1 min
virtual awards still bring sparkle!

THE PARED-BACK format couldn’t dull the Golden Globes and while the red carpet was sparse, Jamie Lee Curtis (above right) brought enough glamour for a dozen stars in an Alex Perry creation. Jane Fonda (above left) received the Cecil B. DeMille Award and made a plea for on-screen diversity, while Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and daughters Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith Margaret, 10, attended via Zoom. In a touching tribute, Emma Corrin thanked Princess Diana, whom she played in The Crown, as she accepted her Best Actress award. “You’ve taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure. On behalf of everyone who remembers you wonderfully and passionately in our hearts, thank you.” Sacha Baron Cohen, who won two Golden Globes, also collected an AACTA, to the delight of his Aussie…

14 min
role model royals

“It now all rests on William and Kate’s shoulders.” IN the aftermath of Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the spotlight falls glaringly on the Cambridge family to keep the British (and New Zealand) monarchy moving forward. More than ever, Prince William, Catherine and their three children are seen as the – hopefully – shining future of what, as The Weekly goes to press, is a royal family under attack. It’s pertinent that the first member of the House of Windsor to publicly deny the shocking claim of racism within the royal family that Harry and Meghan alluded to in their interview was Prince William. He and Catherine were visiting a school in East London when a reporter shouted: “Is the royal family racist, Sir?” Off-the-cuff media questions are frowned upon…