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February 2020

NEXT intelligently informs, entertains and inspires. Every month NEXT delivers aspirational feature stories, covers hot topics, and showcases on-trend fashion, beauty, food and home content to keep you up to date. NEXT is the smart monthly read for busy women who want more from their magazine.

New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues


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We all make thousands of decisions in an average day, and naturally some are harder to settle on than others. With the big calls, I’m usually okay. I mean, yes, I’ll still discuss them ad nauseam with anyone who’ll listen – but my inner compass will usually point me in one clear direction. It’s the more mundane things that I’m likely to muck around on. You’ll often find me staring into the fridge or the wardrobe deeply pondering a dilemma of no consequence at all. In those situations, any result is a good one if it means I get to move on. Regardless of whether you’re prone to snap judgements or long ruminations, this year there are some important questions we’ll all need to answer. Not only will we elect the…

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next nz

Editor-in-Chief Nicky Dewe Creative Director Louise Thomson Deputy Editor Phoebe Watt Chief Sub-Editor Michelle Joe Sub-Editor/writer Cassie Birrer Writer Monique McKenzie Designers Archie Blohm, Robyn Te Whata Digital Editor Karyn Henger Digital Producer Alex Blackwood Editorial Assistant Simone Momberg Beauty compiled by beautyheaven Makeup and Fragrance Editor Megan Bedford Hair Editor Phoebe Watt; 40+ Editor Tracy Davis; Digital Editor Erin Berryman Chief Executive Officer Brendon Hill Managing Director Tanya Walshe General Manager Publishing Stuart Dick Editorial Director Sarah Henry Commercial Director Kaylene Hurley Commercial Brand Manager Karen Hill Direct Account Manager Bruna Licata Advertising Coordinator Erin Craig Contributors Benjamin Alexander, Hazel Brooke, Deborah Hill Cone, Nicola Feeney, Christin Geweke, Claudia Hammond, Susan Hassmann, Radhika Holmstrom, Lucy Hone, Maria Hoyle, Angie Humphreys, Jane Kennelly, Katrina Keppie, Marissa Mullen, Sally-Ann Mullin, Matt Preston, Sarah Quigley, Susan Riley, Chay Roberts, Michael James Rooke, Mark Roper, Lisa Scott, David Solm, Sharon Stephenson, Melissa Williams-King, Yelda…

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write in & win!

Next month’s favourite reader letter will win a gorgeous prize pack from Linden Leaves Natural Skincare, valued at $320. Start the day knowing you have done something good for yourself and your skin with their gentle, nourishing skincare range.These beautiful products provide the natural benefits of organic white tea and nature’s own skin foods for beautiful, healthy skin. By simply custom blending the products together, they’re designed to work in harmony for any age or skin type. Think of the range as your skin’s new best friend. Now in a beautiful new look with recyclable packaging and bigger, better value sizes. Made with love in New Zealand. www.lindenleaves.com To enter the draw to win this great prize, email next@bauermedia.co.nz with your thoughts.…

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a game changer

Winning letter Thank you, thank you, thank you for your article ‘Breaking the M word taboo!’ Finally someone has been brave enough to discuss this very natural transition openly and honestly. I have been perimenopausal for two-and-a-half years now and up until recently was struggling with it daily. It was a bewildering and confusing time for me as my body and wellbeing changed dramatically in a very short time. I was happy and my life was really settled and going extremely well, then boom – all the symptoms seemed to hit at once! After a few months of this rollercoaster ride, I realised what was happening to me and decided to go the natural way. It was trial and error, and it took me a long time to find what works…

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win! these goodies, worth $928

To be in to win this La Lupa bag and wallet, plus skincare goodies from Skinsmiths, simply send an envelope marked ‘La Lupa/Skinsmiths’ with your name, address and phone number to: Your NEXT Giveaway, Private Bag 92512, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141, or go to nowtolove.co.nz, click on the ‘win’ tab and enter your unique code NXTGIVEAWAY0220. All entries must be received by February 29, 2020. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Information on how to enter forms part of these terms and conditions. Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. Entry is open only to New Zealand residents. Employees of Bauer Media Group, all prize suppliers, and their affiliates, agencies and immediate families are ineligible to enter. All entries must be received between January 13, 2020 and February 29, 2020.…

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say cheese

Premier cheese plate influencer. Yes, people, it’s a thing. Brooklyn-based Marissa Mullen is lucky enough to hold that title thanks to That Cheese Plate, her online community for fromage fans worldwide. Her Cheese by Numbers guide on Instagram (@cheesebynumbers) is a masterclass in elevating our ‘bring a plate’ offerings to an art form. With more than 300,000 followers, Marissa – who has a background in TV and music – shares her step-by-step guide to creating plates with pizazz. Currently working on her debut cookbook, The Cheese Plate That Will Change Your Life, if the platters featured here are anything to go by, we don’t doubt it will. RUSTIC CHARM The ‘English Countryside Plate’ includes St Cera cheese, gruyère, cured ham, vegetable chips, rosemary and lavender. STAR TURN This offering inspired by astrology is the…