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Woman's Day Magazine NZ

Woman's Day Magazine NZ Issue 2040

No magazine is more in touch with Kiwi women than Woman’s Day, New Zealand’s most popular weekly magazine. For the one-in-three women who read Woman’s Day each week, it’s a treat – a chance to escape daily life for a titillating fix of the best showbiz stories, hot celebrity photos, inspirational real-life reads, a TV guide and a lifestyle section packed with tips, tricks, puzzles and great columns.

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New Zealand
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52 Issues

in this issue

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kia ora!

After a wild corona-coaster ride, Woman’s Day is super-excited to once again be bringing you all the top stories on your fave Kiwi celebs. And who better to kick things off than our golden girl from Glenfield, Rachel Hunter?! Stranded in India during the pandemic, the supermodel’s had an even more turbulent experience than most of us (see page 14) – and she still doesn’t know when she’ll see her kids. And then there’s award-winning actress Antonia Prebble (page 24), who’s had to call off her wedding. During these tough times, both stars have come to realise what’s really important in life. For me, it was leaving Australia to return to Aotearoa, to be closer to family and friends, and come back to one of my great loves –Woman’s Day.It’s…

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Bakers’ delight! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were hard at work making bagels during a visit to a bakery, before chatting with job seekers at the London Bridge Jobcentre. Ice, ice, baby! Art Green and Matilda Rice took son Milo to see the snow for the first time at Mt Ruapehu. The Bachelor hunk wrote, “I don’t really think he knew what was going on, but it was fun anyway!” Spice to see you! It was a Spice Girls reunion as Melanie C stumbled upon some vintage merchandise. Sporty joked, “The likenesses aren’t the best, but it was nice to be back together!” Rollin’ on the river Clear blue skies, open water and plenty of sunshine... Naomi Watts had plenty to laugh about as she enjoyed a day out kayaking in Canada. A day at the Bay Home…

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bachie babe’s warriors secret

She’s competing on The Bachelor Australia, however controversial intruder Kaitlyn Hoppe has a Kiwi link – her dad is Warriors legend Sean, who was known as “The Beast” when he played for the club in the ’90s. Now based on the Gold Coast, the blonde beauty, 26, tells Woman’s Day, “We lived in Epsom, in Auckland, and I still have family there. It’s one of my favourite places to visit, especially in winter. Kiwi girls are always the life of the party!” Of her Auckland-born father, Kaitlyn – still a devoted Warriors fan – says, “We talk every day. He taught me about health, fitness, teamwork and perseverance. “Dad didn’t have much growing up, so he always taught me to be grateful for what I have and always go for my dreams.”…

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all black baby boom!

They may be All Blacks, but there’s a whole lot of pink in the lives of rugby stars Richie Mo’unga, TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett with the arrival of two little girls – and one on the way any day now! Richie was the first to become a father, his wife Sophie giving birth to daughter Billie Marie in August. In an Instagram tribute, the sportsman, 26, writes, “I can’t put into words the joy you bring to me and your mother. The best day of our lives. Love you, BillieMo.” Eight days later, TJ, 28, became a first-time dad with the arrival of his wee girl Amaia. His wife Greer says her hubby was “born to be a dad”, explaining, “Seeing him step into fatherhood is just making me fall in…

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k-stew confesses: i love taika!

Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi has formed an unlikely friendship with Twilight star Kristen Stewart, with the pair hanging out regularly at her place in LA before his recent return to NZ. “They’ve become great mates,” an insider confirms to Woman’s Day. “Taika and Kristen are both quirky and offbeat, and really hit it off. Now he’s in with her buddies, like Emma Roberts and Ashley Benson. Taika’s been enjoying the Hollywood party scene since he split from his wife, but he’s found his clique with Kristen’s crew.” The actress, 30, has publicly raved about the Jojo Rabbit director, 45, saying, “I’d love to work with Taika. I saw his movie recently and I love it. I love that guy. He’s a friend of mine. He’s a blast.”…

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reese’s heartache: my family is broken

Ava Phillippe and her mother Reese Witherspoon are more like sisters than mother and child, but sources say the same can’t be said for the 21-year-old and her father Ryan Phillippe. Insiders close to Reese’s daughter say her relationship with her dad “is fraught” because “she hates how he hits on girls who are too close to her own age”. Over the years there have been several reports of Ryan, 46 partying with 20-somethings. “Also having an ex claim Ryan physically assaulted her a few years ago makes it all the more difficult for Ava to respect her dad,” says a source. Reese, 44, who was married to Ryan from 1999 to 2008, is “heartbroken” at the rift in her family. “She understands Ava’s feelings and supports her, but she has to play nice with…