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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 15, 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

1 min.
marvel-lous fan club

Forget Rodeo Drive – the best place to spot celebs these days is at a Rabbitoh’s game. Last week, the South Sydney NRL team’s VIP box was filled with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, cheering the team on to a big win. Russell Crowe, 56, who owns the team, was joined by the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder, and their friends and families as they enjoyed a break from filming. Decked out in team gear, Kiwi director Taika Waititi, 45, Chris Hemsworth, 37, his wife Elsa Pataky, 44, and Isla Fisher, 45, got into the team spirit, and were enthusiastically rooting for the lads, while Natalie Portman, 39, and her husband Benjamin Millepied, 43, showed their quiet support from the stands. Fans of the Thor flicks were excited to see Jeff Goldblum, 68,…

1 min.
from the editor

It's been more than a year since the Weekly caught up with Tamati and Tim, so it’s lovely to see how much Tutanekai has grown. It was last January that we met their adorable baby, who's now walking and talking – and still keeping them up at night! Tamati shares his gratitude for the support of the “village” around him and explains why the first 1000 days of a child’s life are so important. Tracking his son’s milestones and taking pleasure in fatherhood is so important to Tamati, who says, “you just want to try to be a better person” – a sentiment many parents will relate to. Meanwhile, in her column on page 77, Kerre shares the joy of being a grandmother , and how wonderful it is to be…

8 min.
tamati’s baby dream  we have more love to give

‘The more I’m around him, the more I learn as well. It’s not a one-sided thing’ Visitors to Tamati Coffey’s Rotorua home know the drill. Put your cell phone away or he’s likely to confiscate it. “It’s a rule I’ve introduced,” explains the Labour MP and dad to 20-month-old Tutanekai Coffey-Smith. “So many times you see a group of people all on their phones, and I look at my son and wonder what he must be thinking as he sees everyone staring at their devices. That makes me think that we need to do better than this – we need to talk to each other more.” The phone ban is one of the ways Tamati reckons he’s changed since becoming a dad. He tries to see the world through his toddler’s eyes…

1 min.
brooke’s unbroken spirit

Brooke Shields feared she’d never walk again after an accident in which her thigh bone snapped in two. Now, the Suddenly Susan star says she is focusing on “staying positive” as she learns how to walk again. The accident happened on January 21 as Brooke, 55, was putting away a balance board at her gym. A fellow gym-goer commented on how adept she was at using it. “I said, ‘Here, let me show you,’” says Brooke. But as she got back up on the balance board, she lost focus for a split second and was thrown into the air. “I landed with such force and such velocity that I snapped my femur in two.” The former child actress underwent two operations and after four weeks in hospital, unable to see her family due…

1 min.
widow slam-dunked

Vanessa Bryant has spent the past year rebuilding her life after the tragic death of her husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna. But there is more heartache on the horizon as the legal battle with her mother continues over Kobe’s estate. Last week, Vanessa filed to dismiss a lawsuit against her in which her mother, Sofia Lane, claims that Kobe promised to take care of her financially for the rest of her life and that she is owed $7 million in back pay for her services as a nanny. Vanessa has hit back at her mother’s claims, particularly that she was an underpaid staff member who wasn’t allowed breaks. “Sofia was never an ‘employee’,” instead, calling her “a grandmother who, at times, helped her daughter and son-in-law by spending time with her…

1 min.
not so fonda that!

With the final season of her hit show Grace and Frankie on the horizon, and her busy schedule as a climate activist, Jane Fonda doesn’t have time for a relationship. And as she revealed recently, she certainly isn’t looking for one. “I don’t want to be in a relationship, a sexual relationship, again. I don’t have that desire.” Though she does fantasise about a man who would cherish her, she admits she’s only interested in younger men. “The problem is that, like a man, I would want a younger partner. Isn’t that awful? It’s a thing about skin. I would want a younger man and I’m too vain.” The 83-year-old has been married three times – to French director Roger Vadim, activist Tom Hayden and billionaire founder of CNN, Ted Turner, 82 – each…