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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 11, 2021

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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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in this issue

2 min.
golden glow

By this time of year, awards season is normally done and dusted, but the Golden Globes last week marks the start of what is sure to be a very strange awards circuit. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned for a sixth time to host the show, although they were on different coasts, with Amy in Los Angeles and Tina in New York. And, instead of the crowd of A-list celebrities, the socially distanced tables were filled with front-line workers. The Crown was the big winner on the night, with Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor, and Gillian Anderson winning for their performances as Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and Margaret Thatcher, as well as the show winning Best Drama. It is the first Golden Globe win for all three of the actors. Many of the…

1 min.
from the editor

Last week, I wrote about gratitude for the small things, like being able to return to the office to work. But, of course, that quickly changed when Auckland was thrust back to level 3 restrictions on Sunday morning, where we remain as I write this and the magazine goes to print. Who knows what the upcoming days and weeks will hold, but it reminds me of a comment Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made last year when I interviewed her – “We need to acknowledge that if it's feeling hard, that's because it is and we should go easy on ourselves.” And now , some six months later, that sentiment still rings true because these are not easy times. As always, I hope you and your friends and family are safe and…

5 min.
oprah’s tv triumph harry & meghan break down

In her 40-plus years as a broadcaster, Oprah Winfrey has done some groundbreaking interviews with pop stars, politicians and iconic public figures. But her “intimate chat” with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is the pinnacle of a phenomenal career that has made her one of the most powerful women in the world. And according to her close friend Gayle King, Oprah reckons the session with the royal pair, during which they make some remarkable revelations, is her best-ever interview. Gayle, who is the host of This Morning on CBS, the network screening the special, said, “I’ve heard from reliable sources – this is Oprah talking – that it’s the best interview she has ever done, so I’m curious. That’s saying something.” Gayle, 66, also revealed that Oprah, 67, had been given…

3 min.
sisters at war

There’s been a sense of wary anticipation since it was announced four years ago that Samantha Markle was writing a book about her half-sister, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Now that it’s finally been published, Samantha is quick to point out that The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister: Part 1 is not the “slamming tell-all” or the “nasty, evil damning book” people were painting it to be. However, it does include some eyebrow-raising claims, including the fact that Meghan – according to Samantha – has tried to get their father Thomas Markle to disown Samantha and her brother Tom for speaking publicly about her. Then there’s the admission that Samantha helped Thomas to set up the fake shots with a photographer that drove a wedge between Thomas and Meghan. Samantha has also described her…

1 min.
‘philip is our priority’

Prince Philip, who had been in a London hospital for two weeks after suffering an infection, was moved to a specialist cardiac hospital, St Bartholomew’s, last week after doctors determined he needed additional treatment for an existing heart condition. The timing of the tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey has been called into question, with one insider saying, “The family has more important things to worry about at the moment.” Harry’s biographer Penny Junor agrees. “They were not to know he would get ill, but it could be seen to be the wrong time.” As the Weekly went to press, the 99-year-old was said to be comfortable, but expected to be in hospital for some time.…

4 min.
coro legend street farewells johnny

He played one of Coronation Street’s most iconic characters, and news of Johnny Briggs’ passing has deeply saddened both his former castmates and fans of Britain’s longest-running soap. Johnny, who passed away on February 28 at the age of 85, following a long illness, played womanising wheeler-dealer Mike Baldwin, who ran the Street’s knicker factory, from 1976 to 2006. In his 30-year run on the cobbles, he was linked to a whopping 25 girlfriends and four wives, but he was best-known for his long-running affair with Deirdre Barlow (played by the late Anne Kirkbride), who was married to Ken Barlow (William Roache). When Deirdre eventually chose Ken over Mike in an episode that had viewers wringing their handkerchiefs from the edge of their seats, Mike was devastated. The heart-wrenching footage became one of…