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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 32, 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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in this issue

1 min
slow to launch

He’s still standing! Looking dapper in a navy and tangerine shirt with matching shorts, Sir Elton John enjoyed a luxury boat trip on the French Riviera recently with husband David Furnish by his side. The Rocket Man hitmaker, who needed a little help from his friends to get on board the leisure yacht, has been spending summers at his home overlooking Nice since the ’90s. The singer, 74, who shares sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight, with David, 58, spent the day enjoying the sights of the Mediterranean before returning to their Belle Epoque villa, just a 20-minute drive from Cannes. The happy couple have hosted the likes of the Beckhams, comedian David Walliams and actor Neil Patrick Harris at their summer mansion, and when Elton retires after his Farewell Yellow Brick Road…

1 min
this week in ... new zealand woman’s weekly august 9,2021

One of my favourite things about my job is learning, reading, and talking to women who are breaking down barriers and doing life on their own terms, especially those who challenge the status quo. And our cover star Hilary Barry does so in spades. This week, she talks about her fun new television role, the joy of being an empty nester, as well as coming out the other side of menopause. And then on page 16, Sarah, Duchess of York, who is a decade older than Hilary, tells of learning a new career ahead of the release of her Mills and Boon novel. Through hard work (and therapy in Sarah’s case), they are at home in their own skin and unapologetically themselves. I think when women speak with such openness and…

8 min
trailblazing hilary i’m in my prime of life!

‘I get imposter syndrome from time to time... But I recognise the voice and I don’t let it take control’ Hilary Barry has a lot to celebrate. As she chats to the Weekly from her Auckland home, she fist pumps the air with both hands and declares she’s embracing every moment of being an empty nester now that sons Finn, 21, and Ned, 19, have moved away to study at university. But while it’s a significant milestone, it’s not the only change that has swept through her life this year. She is – touch wood – coming out the other side of menopause, while her professional life shows no signs of slowing down. Already beaming into homes each weeknight on TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp, she’s also done a stint on The Hits filling…

1 min
quick fire

Movie you watch when you need a pick-me-up? Love, Actually. I love the schmaltzy rom-com. Book you’ve gifted the most: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku. It’s his life story and how he finds joy even though he was a Holocaust survivor. Song you love to listen to: I’m a complete romantic and I’m not sure what I’m prepared to share, but let’s go with Just Be by Paloma Faith. Most memorable play you’ve been to lately: Two Ladies by the Auckland Theatre Company. I just love Jennifer Ward Lealand. Recently she was on Seven Sharp and we finished the show where she came on as me. That was a bit of fun. The quote you live by: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but…

3 min
sex & the city offspring

It has been a thrill for fans of Sex and the City to see the three fashionable friends strutting their stuff on the streets of New York City once again. Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, Cynthia Nixon, 55, and Kristen Davis, 56, have been spotted across the Big Apple as they film the new 10-part series And Just Like That… and their presence is starting to draw the crowds. Last week, the loyal group of fans who gathered to get a glimpse of the action were rewarded when they got their first look at the Sex and the City kids all grown up. The last time audiences saw Charlotte’s daughters Lily and Rose, and Miranda’s son Brady, they were all small children. But looking at young talent Cathy Ang, Alexa Swinton and Niall…

6 min
lady kitty’s dream big day diana’s niece weds in rome

‘You should see the benefit of having a good soul in your life who knows you’ It was a wedding fit for a princess. Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of Princess Diana, tied the knot in a 17th-century Italian castle and the bride wore not one but five Dolce & Gabbana gowns! Lady Kitty, 30, the eldest daughter of Diana’s brother Earl Spencer and his first wife Victoria Aitken, exchanged vows with British fashion tycoon Michael Lewis, 62, on July 24 in the Villa Aldobrandini, near Rome. There was no sign of Kitty’s most famous cousins, Princes William, 39, and Harry, 36, at the high society wedding and the bride’s dad, 57, who is five years younger than the groom, was also reportedly absent due to a recent shoulder injury and Covid travel…