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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ August 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
editor’s letter

A couple of years ago, someone gave me a gratitude journal. It was a beautiful book, leather-bound with gold foil lettering, a silky satin bookmark and premium lined paper. It was the kind of thing that ups your intellect level just by carrying it around. As a journalist who is constantly jotting down observations and info, I like nothing better than a quality notebook, but the thought of having to fill the pages with musings about what I’m thankful for, everyday no less, seemed a bit much. When you write for a living, the last thing you want to do is write for the fun of it. But like many of you, I had heard people talk about how expressing gratitude had positively impacted their life and who doesn’t want…

1 min
this month i’m…

Testing... what could be the ultimate mascara. I’ve never been a fan of eyelash tinting thanks to my super-sensitive eyes, however, without dark lashes, my face has no definition. Revlon’s So Fierce! Big Bad Lash might be the answer for me. Not only does the volume last for 24 hours, but the product also gently tints your lashes over a seven-day period. At just $27, it’s a steal. Contemplating… joining the clean vehicle revolution. I know it makes sense to move to an electric car, but as someone who struggles to charge the iPad on a regular basis, I worry about fully committing, which is why I’m checking out the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV, an all-wheel drive SUV. It offers the best of both worlds. The plug-in technology means I could go fuel-free…

1 min
news updates

Cult member jailed Former Smallville actress Allison Mack has been sentenced to three years in prison for her role recruiting slaves for the cult NXIVM. Britney’s plea Singer Britney Spears has revealed the shocking level of control she is under as she fights to end a conservatorship that has been in place for 13 years. Just married Gwen Stefani was in No Doubt when she wed country crooner Blake Shelton after more than five years of dating. The ecstatic bride proclaimed, “Dreams do come true.”…

1 min
three decades of empowerment

Thirty years after they took each other’s hands and sped off a cliff, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon have reunited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thelma & Louise. “Viewers felt exhilarated by their story,” said Geena, 65. “It made me realise how few opportunities we give women to come out of a movie feeling inspired and empowered by the female characters. It changed everything about how I chose roles moving forward.” Susan, 74, added, “At the time, it was revolutionary to have two women in a film that weren’t enemies and were having fun together on screen.”…

1 min
finish this sentence …

The last text message I sent was… A bunch of photos of my son to the grandparents. They need daily updates! The quote that always sticks in my head is… “Always remember the people who help you on the way up because you’ll need them on the way down.” My granddad taught me that one. If I wasn’t an actress, I’d be… A speech language therapist. The last time I cried was… When I was watching Dark on Netflix. Such an incredible series. Life is too short for… Bad food! My greatest achievement is… Getting my university degree while working full-time. It took me six years, but I got there! If I was a talk-back host, I’d… Host a new-mums’ support group!…

1 min
around the world

BRITAIN Mount Recyclemore The leaders of the G7 have been honoured via electronic waste. Through his work, dubbed “Mount Recyclemore”, sculptor Joe Rush hoped to highlight the damage caused by disposable electronic devices, erecting his sculpture in Cornwall, UK. The famous faces include Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and Justin Trudeau. MEXICO Mystery crater A massive sinkhole that opened up in Central Mexico has baffled geologists with its sudden appearance. CHINA The Great Walk of China A herd of Asian Elephants take a break during their 500km walk across China, a trek that has baffled scientists and captured the attention of the whole nation. The reason for their journey is still unknown, yet their daily antics of stealing food and bathing in canals continue to make great viewing content for Chinese residents. Denmark Brains trust Some people are like open books and…