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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 36, 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.

Country:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Are Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Weekly
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52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
rod wears it well

Do ya think he’s sexy? Sir Rod Stewart shimmied down a London street recently – surrounded by a bevy of beautiful blondes – to make his first music video in six years. The Hot Legs crooner, 76, stunned onlookers as he boogied down the public pathway in a gold brocade jacket, surrounded by a trio of dancers in fishnet stockings and sequined dresses. But when it comes to blondes, Rod only has eyes for his wife Penny Lancaster – mum to their sons Aiden, 15, and Alastair, 10. The pair recently celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary and Penny, 50, revealed that one of the secrets to their marriage success is that she doesn’t cook! The UK Celebrity MasterChef contestant says when the couple first met 20 years ago, Rod had a chef,…

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1 min
editor

Here we are still in lockdown, and I hope that you and your family are safe and well in these uncertain times. This week’s cover story is particularly special and one that I’m so excited for you to read. Loved by so many the world over, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa holds a treasured place in the hearts of New Zealanders and from page six she candidly opens up about the big life changes she has recently made. Prior to the present Covid outbreak, the Weekly team spent a wonderful day with Dame Kiri, and she was both as glamorous and down-to-earth as you would imagine. She had us all in laughter with her quick wit and our hearts melted when her adorable grandson Luther arrived for our photoshoot. Like many,…

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10 min
a remarkable bond love brings dame kiri home

In this country, we’re always proud of those of us who experience fame overseas. But we never really expect they will come back to New Zealand because their world becomes bigger than home. So we could all be forgiven for being delightfully surprised to find that living amongst us again, for good, is none other than the world-famous soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. She has returned home permanently, a decision she made quickly and for one reason: Her beautiful grandson, three-and-a-half-year-old Luther. ‘Now I can spend real time with him. See how he grows, learns and changes’ “When Covid kicked in, it did a lot of things for a lot of people,” explains Dame Kiri. “It terminated people’s lives and it made people more innovative, but for me, it was all about trying to…

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1 min
drum roll, please watts a life!

He’s been described as the most unlikely rocker in music history – he wore dapper suits, hated being famous and would much rather have played jazz. But drummer Charlie Watts, who died last week aged 80, was considered the mainstay of the Rolling Stones – the rock who held them together throughout their epic and often turbulent six-decade career. Tributes poured in from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, who said he was, “a fantastic drummer, steady as a rock”. Sir Elton John described him as “the most stylish of men and brilliant company”. Originally a graphic artist, he was playing in London rhythm and blues clubs when he met Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who asked him to join their fledgling group in 1963. In awe of his talent, the other…

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1 min
rainbow connection

Hilaria Baldwin has spoken out about her pain of suffering two miscarriages to mark America’s Rainbow Baby Day last week. A rainbow baby is a child born after miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death and Hilaria – wife of Hollywood A-lister Alec Baldwin – went on to welcome two rainbow babies after her back-to-back heartbreaking losses in 2019. “When I lost my babies in 2019, I will always remember thinking my tears would never stop,” Hilaria shares. “I will always be sad – they still flow from time to time and I hold this sadness written permanently in the pages of my life’s book. I also welcome and rejoice in my two rainbow babies, feeling that I am such a lucky mama.” Hilaria, 37, and Alec, 63, share six children, Carmen, seven, Rafael, five,…

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1 min
zoë casts a spell

They sparked dating rumours in June when they were spotted enjoying a basketball game together in New York – and since then, it seems things have only become more serious between Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum. Big Little Lies star Zoë, 32, and Magic Mike actor Channing, 41, have since been spotted riding a bicycle together around the Big Apple, and last week the duo looked closer than ever as they strolled through Manhattan, sipping on iced coffee and sharing a private joke. “They are spending a lot of time together and having fun,” a source reveals. The tantalising twosome have been working together on the upcoming movie Pussy Island, which Zoë is directing, and the actress – daughter of rocker Lenny Kravtiz and actress Lisa Bonet – went out of her way…

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