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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Issue 37, 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.

New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
52 Issues

in this issue

2 min
va-va-voom in venice

Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are known for creating awe-inspiring garments, but with their latest fashion show, it wasn’t just the couture that had jaws on the floor. Last week, the fashion house invited some of the world’s most famous faces to Venice for a three-day spectacle to debut their new Alta Moda collection. There were fancy launch parties and elegant sit-down dinners, but the main event was truly the runway show in the iconic St Mark’s Square. The 400-person guest list included Jennifer Lopez, 52, Dame Helen Mirren, 76, and Sharon Stone, 63. And as they arrived in their custom couture garments, it was hard to tell who was a model on the runway and who was a mere spectator! Jennifer Hudson, 39, kicked the show off with a moving…

1 min

Another week of lockdown has passed and as always, I hope you and your family are safe and well. My household has adjusted pretty smoothly, probably because we are a little more used to it now. I had the best of intentions, prioritising exercise, healthy eating and even setting some personal goals to achieve when the announcement was made. I found a 30-day Pilates challenge on YouTube and I was up at 6am feeling very pleased with myself... for eight days! After reading the health section this week, I’m feeling motivated again, but I also realise that we need to be realistic with ourselves during these uncertain times. Some days I’m a whirlwind of energy and checking off each item on my to-do list, while other days, I get through…

5 min
making their move cambridges ready to rule

It’s been her saving grace – the secluded country home where she can be a normal, hands-on mum, hanging out with her family and just being herself. But despite Anmer Hall being the one place where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge can truly feel at home, she is prepared to leave it behind so she’s better able to do her duty to the Queen. Kate and her husband Prince William are seriously considering moving full-time to the town of Windsor to be closer to Her Majesty, says a palace insider. “They are eyeing up options in the area,” reveals the source. Following the death earlier this year of her husband Prince Philip, the monarch is planning on spending most of her time at Windsor Castle, her preferred royal residence, rather than Buckingham Palace…

1 min
where will the cambridges live?

If Windsor does become home to Kate and her family, there are a couple of royal residences that might be suitable for them. One is Fort Belvedere, in Windsor Great Park, which is owned by the Crown. Built in 1750, its most notable resident was Prince Edward, who later ruled for a very short time as Edward VIII before abdicating in 1936. After he moved to France with his wife Wallis Simpson, subsequent owners modernised it into an eight-bedroom home with servants’ quarters. It comes with a lake, tennis court, swimming pool and three cottages, and is set on about 59 acres of land, almost half of which is woods. The only issue with Fort Belvedere is that the lease is currently owned by Canadian billionaire Galen Weston, who is good friends…

1 min
finding more on harry & meghan

An updated version of a tell-all book about Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has dropped even more bombshells. Finding Freedom, which originally came out last year, has just been re-released with an epilogue that covers recent events, such as the couple’s controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. Among the claims made by the authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, is the fact that the couple considered naming the royal they alleged made a racist remark before the birth of their son Archie, two. However, they decided that revealing that person’s identity would be “very damaging to them” so they kept quiet. ‘Harry has spoken on many occasions to his brother William’ The book also says Meghan found the Oprah interview to be very “cathartic” and “liberating” but was unhappy that there…

1 min
abba reunion! super troupers

Mamma Mia, here they go again! It’s been almost 40 years since Swedish hitmakers ABBA released a new song – now they’re set to release a whole album! And not only that, the beloved ’70s supergroup is also preparing to launch a startling new stage show in which avatars of themselves in their heyday – cutely named Abbatars – will perform all of their greatest hits. The news is music to the ears of fans all over the world, who’ve been hoping for a reunion since the four members of the band – Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, Benny Andersson, 74, and Björn Ulvaeus, 76 – went their separate ways in 1982. Björn says stepping back into the studio was like stepping back in time. “We’re really, really good friends,” says the…