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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ October 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

It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention, and I have seen that play out in all manner of ways over the past few months. My builder husband has discovered hidden talents as a hairdresser, giving my daughter Ellery an edgy bob that would make Anna Wintour proud. The Weekly’s Deputy Editor Tiffany has relocated to the mountains and developed a gardening addiction no one saw coming. Style Director Mattie has repurposed her bedroom into an impromptu fashion showroom and enlisted the cutest intern ever in two-year-old son Archer. Health and Beauty Editor Brooke has traded her love of infrared saunas for a DIY meditation that involves sliding fully clothed into a heated sleeping bag and floating calmly away from all thoughts of home schooling and deadlines.…

2 min
editor’s letter

I have a love/hate relationship with cooking. As I write this, I’m parked up at my kitchen bench thanks to Auckland’s level 4 Covid restrictions. I’ve done yet another load of dishes following the breakfast shift and soon there will be a chorus call of, “What’s for lunch?” In the back of my mind, I’m thinking about what’s in the fridge for tonight’s meal, wondering if I can get away with serving up mince again! These are not cooking moments that spark joy. But every so often, I glance out of my French doors into the backyard. I focus my stare on the big wooden outdoor table, which once resided at my parents’ house. It’s weathered, the timber long past its prime. Its surface carries the scars of more than…

1 min
this month i’m…

Loving… a fuss-free but delicious breakfast. My inner-Nigella isn’t great in the mornings, so brekkie has never been high on the agenda. But these Chantal Organics Probiotic Easy Oats have been a game-changer. They come in recyclable packaging that doubles as a bowl – you just add boiling water and stir. With wholegrain oats, dried fruit, hemp seeds and one billion healthy bacteria, they’re a great nutritious choice. Available from New World, Pak’nSave and healthfood stores for $3.49. Embracing… the fact that thanks to Ecoya, doing the laundry is now something I look forward to. The Kiwi company, known for its exquisitely scented candles, has released luxuriously fragranced Wild Sage & Citrus Laundry Liquid, Linen Spray, Dryer Balls and a Fragrance Dryer ball dropper. There’s nothing like the smell of clean washing and…

2 min
in brief

Royal CONSERVATIONIST Princess Butterfly Princess Charlotte has shown her caring side in beautiful photos of the young royal gently cupping some peacock and red admiral butterflies. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released the image to support efforts to protect the species. “Butterflies are vital parts of the ecosystem as both pollinators and components of the food chain,” they said. ART ON THE FARM Sheep show love When Covid prevented New South Wales sheep farmer Ben Jackson from attending his beloved aunt’s funeral, he created a tribute to her with his flock. Back to SCHOOL A princely education Princess Mary and Prince Frederik have said a fond farewell to their firstborn, Prince Christian, 15, as he leaves home to attend a prestigious boarding school. The second in line to the Danish throne was previously attending school in Switzerland…

1 min
val’s golden sister

The Tokyo Paralympics provided so many inspiring, heartfelt wins, but you’d be hard-pressed to go past the golden moment when Kiwi track and field star Lisa Adams took out top honours in the shot put F37. And who was the first to congratulate the young athlete? Her very proud sister and fellow shot put legend Dame Valerie. Not only is Val her sister’s coach, but also her inspiration for making it to the top in an event she only took up three years ago. “I’m late to the sport, but when I started, Tokyo was my dream and my sister, my coach, helped me turn that into a goal,” says Lisa. At her debut Games, 30-year-old Lisa, who has cerebral palsy, smashed the Paralympic shot put record four times during…

1 min
around the world

SOUTH AFRICA Diamond rush Rumours of a farmer finding diamonds prompted thousands of South Africans to descend upon the sleepy village of KwaHlathi hoping to get lucky. Denmark A 21-metre sandcastle now resides in Blokhus, North Jutland, crafted by Dutch artist Wilfred Stijger. The half pyramid/half castle will stand in the seaside town for six months. AFGHANISTAN Baby on board An Afghan baby girl was born aboard a US military jet as her family was evacuated from Afghanistan. She was safely delivered and has been named “Reach” after the plane’s call sign – Reach 828. Australia Double the Wiggle The Wiggles have added four new members to “inspire a diverse audience” – Ethiopian-born Tsehay Hawkins, 15, indigenous ballet dancer Evie Ferris, 24, Chinese-Australian Kelly Hamilton, 45, and Filipino-Australian John Pearce, 30. Germany Solid gold Lindt & Sprüngli’s have won trademark protection for…