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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is the country’s most read woman’s magazine. A true publishing icon, the Weekly shares stories of real New Zealand women as well as in-depth royal news and celebrity features from abroad. The magazine also inspires with relevant and aspirational content covering all things food, style, home and entertaining.

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1 min.
king’ s country kiwi tour of duty

Prince Charles (71) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (72) ended their tour of New Zealand last week with an emotional visit to the south. Landing in Christchurch, they first visited Tuahiwi Marae in North Canterbury, where they met with March 15 survivors, including Ahmed Iqbal Jahangir, who said it was “amazing” to meet the prince. “He shared his condolences and said that we are in his prayers,” said Ahmed. The pair later visited Christchurch’s cathedral with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, where Prince Charles lamented that the damage it had suffered was a terribly sad “reminder of so much that’s been lost”. He then made a surprise announcement, accepting an invitation to be the Royal Patron for the cathedral’s reinstatement project. Bishop Peter Carrell said the prince’s acceptance underscores that the cathedral’s…

2 min.
from the editor

Every year I swear I’m going to get better at it, and yet, every year December 1 hits and a sense of panic sets in. Hang on, where did November go? Why haven’t I done a single bit of Christmas planning? How on earth am I going to fit everything in? Why can’t I breathe?! This year I started my panic a little early – a couple of weeks ago, in fact, when I looked at the calendar and realised I’d miscounted the weeks until Christmas and there were two fewer than I’d thought. But right as my blood pressure began to rise, I remembered I’d already bought one gift... if only I could remember where it was. Well, lo and behold, I found it stashed away among a whole box…

1 min.
a gift that sounds great

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7 min.
‘he’s finished!’ andrew’s downfall

‘It is very sad but the health of the monarchy is too important to risk’ When Prince Charles touched down in Auckland for his New Zealand tour, he was expecting an afternoon off. Instead, his aides showed him a recording of a TV show. He’s said to have watched it with “incredulity and alarm”, growing icily angry. At the end, he uttered just one word: “Misguided.” Charles put in a call to his mother, the Queen, and received a call from his son and heir, Prince William – three generations of current and future monarchs, startled and shaken by the interview Prince Andrew had given to the BBC’s Emily Maitlis about his involvement with the late paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. A palace insider says the Queen didn’t give her approval of the questions or…

4 min.
lynda & jools their christmas gift to kiwis

The Topp Twins have a special Christmas present for the nation’s mums and dads: a few minutes of peace and quiet! Well, that’s the aim anyway, as Dames Jools and Lynda get set to grace our screens once again alongside a fellow slice of Kiwiana, the beloved Goodnight Kiwi of TV days past. The twins are part of a bevy of New Zealand’s finest entertainers and broadcasters who have brought the little kiwi and his cute cat back to life with the new TVNZ OnDemand series Goodnight Kiwi, which features celebrities reading kids’ books to the nation’s children. “We were honoured to be asked,” Lynda (61) tells the Weekly. “We remember the Goodnight Kiwi. We felt very grown up indeed when we were allowed to stay up to see it. It meant the…

5 min.
‘i miss him so much’ emma’s leap of faith

It seemed like a great idea at first – acclaimed Oscar-winning writer and actress Dame Emma Thompson writing a movie based on one of the most beloved contemporary Christmas songs. The late George Michael had wanted Emma to come up with the screenplay for a movie inspired by his massive festive hit Last Christmas but there was a problem. She wasn’t a fan of the song. “This wonderful producer asked me, ‘Do you want to write a screenplay, a rom-com sort of thing, because we need a new Christmas movie based on Last Christmas,’” recalls Emma (60). “I said, ‘Not really, because it’s not my favourite Christmas song.’” However, after listening to the song again, she found inspiration for the plot in George’s words and says she came up with “an interesting, sideways…