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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 24, 2021

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
zara & lucas let’s meet the neighbours !

We’ve had our first glimpse of the newest member of the royal family – and he’s the spitting image of his dad! Doting mum Zara Tindall took her two-month-old son Lucas along to an equestrian event and got her precious wee boy out of his pram for some bonding time and cuddles while watching the competition. It was immediately obvious that Lucas is dad Mike’s mini-me. Zara, 40, also popped the youngest of her three children into a front pack so she had her hands free to help out with some of the horses she trains. Little Lucas is being brought up around horses from the get-go, like his big sisters Mia, seven, and Lena, two. Meanwhile, Mike, 42, has revealed that he and Zara “tag-team” when it comes to caring for their…

1 min
from the editor

It was wonderful to be welcomed into the home of Mark and Mary Richardson and their beautiful twins Annabel and Charlie for this week’s issue. Mark is celebrating turning half a century and on page 6 they share some of their parenting philosophies, as well as their dreams for the future. I always find twins a little bit fascinating – perhaps it was from reading Maurice Gee’s Under the Mountain as a child, which told the story of Rachel and Theo who had strange powers that meant only they could save the world. It was the kind of tale that stuck in my head, especially when my twin nephews were born with a shock of red hair! They are identical and I still find it difficult to tell them apart, even…

7 min
family, fame and turning 50 i’m making my mark on the world

Turning half a century is an important milestone for anyone, but rather than wanting a big celebration, Mark Richardson has an unusual wish – to learn to relax. “The second half of my life I need to chill out,” the former Black Cap and TV presenter tells the Weekly as we sit down for a chat with his wife Mary and teenage twins Annabel and Charlie at their Auckland home. “The problem is that I find it hard to relax because I haven’t reached where I want to be,” he explains. “I’m not far off, but I’m not there yet. “It would be fantastic to one day be doing my own show that’s a bit like The AM Show or The Project, but it’s mine. In the next decade, I want to do…

1 min
heidi’s hell

What’s in a name? Quite a lot when you’re a Klum! German supermodel Heidi is locked in a bitter legal battle with her estranged dad over the trademarking of her 17-year-old daughter’s moniker. Heidi’s father Günther has not only trademarked his granddaughter Leni Olumi Klum’s name, but also the teenager’s affectionate nickname “Mausekatze”, which translates to ‘Mousecat’ in English. And Heidi is seeing red. Worried about potential issues with her eldest daughter’s blossoming modelling career, the America’s Got Talent judge, 48, has threatened Günther, 75, with an injunction in an attempt to regain the rights to Leni’s name – and it’s believed that if the trademarking can be proven to have been done with “malicious intent”, Günther could face six months in jail. Astute businessman Günther guided Heidi through many of her lucrative…

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gavin’s last cruise

The gangplank has been lowered for Captain Merril Stubing of The Love Boat for the final time. Gavin MacLeod, who played the lovable ship’s captain in all 250 episodes of the sitcom, died on May 29, aged 90. Friends say the actor, also famous for portraying television writer Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, had been hospitalised several times this year, but his death was not related to Covid-19. Eight years ago, the star revealed in his autobiography This is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life that he’d had a long struggle with depression and alcoholism. “If I can do it, anybody can do it,” he said of his eventual recovery. Gavin, who also appeared in shows The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Hogan’s Heroes and The Flying Nun,…

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beg your parton

She’s well-known for her glamorous looks, but even when she’s at home Dolly Parton likes to maintain her standards! The dolled-up country superstar has revealed she “doesn’t wear sweat clothes” at home but instead finds her own chic alternative to staying comfy. “I do like to be comfortable like everybody else,” the 75-year-old shares. “I have my own little house clothes, like a little dress-type teddy, a long teddy, then I have a little jacket or shirt to match if I get cold. “I call them my baby clothes because they’re soft like a baby.” That’s not her only at-home beauty hack. She also shared that she sleeps in her make-up for one very peculiar reason. “I never know if there’s going to be an earthquake or a tornado or a storm and I’m…