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New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

Issue 31, 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

2 min
five minutes with... geraldine hakewill

I WOULD DESCRIBE MY CHARACTER PEREGRINE AS… A feminist superhero without supernatural powers. She’s impulsive, loyal, clever and ambitious. She’s got amazing fashion sense and she always knows how to have the most fun. MY DREAM SUNDAY IS… An early morning bush walk, breakfast outside somewhere, reading all day in a hammock or in front of a fire, a long bath, dinner with friends, and whiskey and dancing in the living room until the early hours. THE BEST THING MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME WAS… This may sound silly, but I’m so grateful that they taught me to read. And I don’t mean just learning the letters and putting together words, but to really interrogate something and to let it hit you in your soul. My parents’ love of stories made a massive…

1 min
garden advice

WEEK 1 Trim off old azalea blooms after flowering. This encourages spot flowering, healthy bushy growth and limits petal blight disease. WEEK 2 Let bulbs die down naturally (don’t cut off brown foliage) and feed now to boost next year’s blooms. Plant summer bulbs like liliums, belladonnas and hippeastrums. WEEK 3 Plant petunias, salvias, begonias and phlox now for flowers in six to eight weeks – and until after Christmas if you trim blooms as they fade. WEEK 4 Prepare lawns for lush summer growth. Use a slow release, lawn-specific fertiliser, aerate with spiky lawn aerating shoes – or hire a machine – and water well.…

1 min
august checklist

In the vege patch WEEK 1 Plant tomatoes: In cold climes, raise seedlings inside on window sills. If frost-free, plant outside. WEEK 2 Look out for cabbage moth and white butterfly, as their eggs hatch into hungry caterpillars. Pick off caterpillars or use a spray. WEEK 3 Get on top of weeds quickly as they germinate. Hand-weed or douse with boiling water for an eco alternative to herbicide. WEEK 4 Picking broccoli and Brussel sprouts? Leave the “mother plant” and you’ll get small side crops. Plant now Plant beans (French and climbing), lettuce, rocket, silverbeet and rainbow chard, beetroot and radishes. As the beans germinate, protect them from any frosts by covering with shadecloth overnight. Climbing beans will also need to have tripods erected to provide support as they grow. Pick of the bunch Spring blossoms come into their own in August…

3 min
thrifty & nifty

The buzz you get when you tap your credit card to buy that little treasure can’t be understated. But sometimes you want the feel-good benefits of a beauty purchase without being put in the red. In the spirit of reining it in, we’ve raided the beauty shelves at our favourite destinations and come up with 15 gems under $30, so you can have the highs (and beauty benefits) without any buyer’s remorse. Make-up 1 Rimmel Magnif’eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Crimson, $25.99, caters to this season’s rose trend without blowing the budget. 2 CoverGirl is cruelty-free, so you can feel extra good blotting away shine with the brand’s well-priced, talcum-free Clean Fresh Pressed Powder, $18.99. 3 Revlon Super Lustrous the Luscious Mattes Lipstick in Candy Addict, $25, gives a beautifully smooth, satin-matte finish on your…

1 min
what’s new in store

No more ouch! Are you battling dry, chapped lips in this cooler weather? Made with Heilala vanilla, Goodbye Ouch Vanilla Balm for Lips and Skin is a soothing salve that’s vegan, with NATRUE certification. NATRUE is a Brussels-based, international nonprofit association committed to promoting and protecting natural and organic cosmetics worldwide. Rrp $17 from goodbye.co.nz Hey, baby Looking for a way to make hair-washing easier and more fun? Ecostore Baby Foaming Body Wash & Shampoo is a 2-in-1 that comes in a safe, lockable pump bottle that’s easy to use. It’s full of foamy fun and is made from gentle, plant-based ingredients that are dermatologically certified for sensitive skin. Available at supermarkets and ecostore.com, rrp $8.69. All about oats Otis Oat M!lk is made with New Zealand-grown oats. It’s available in beverages at more than…

4 min
burgers with the lot

The works beef burger SERVES 6 PREP + COOK TIME 40 MINS (+ CHILLING) 750g beef mince (see tip)1 onion, grated1 cup soft fresh breadcrumbs1 egg, lightly whisked, plus6 eggs extra1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce40g butter¼ cup vegetable or olive oil3 large red onions, cut into rings¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar¼ cup red wine vinegar 6 bacon rashers6 slices tasty cheese6 hamburger rolls, halved,toasted2/3 cup barbecue sauce6 iceberg lettuce leaves, torn2 tomatoes, thickly sliced6 slices canned pineapplein juice, drained 1 Combine mince, onion, breadcrumbs, egg and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Using damp hands, shape mixture into 6 patties. Transfer to a plate; cover with cling film. Chill for 30 minutes. 2 Melt butter with 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan over moderate heat. Add onion; cook and stir for…