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NIGELLA AT 60
HER HEARTBREAKING
MILESTONE
We
‘I FELT LIKE three
I BETRAYED kings!
MY MUM’

G’DAY,
MATES!
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Zara and Mike’
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Katie PLUS
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THE
SUSSEX
Scandal on SPLIT!
the cobbles
SPECIAL REPORT
CORO’S BERRY NICE The Kiwis
EXODUS Nici’s slices at the
CONTINUES of heaven fire front INSIDE MEGHAN AND
HARRY’S SHOCK MOVE
SPECIAL REPORT

Kiwis on the
FRONT LINE
TALES OF SURVIVAL AND BRAVERY RISE
FROM THE FLAMES AND ASHES
t looks like hell on earth – So far 26 people have lost fires so large that there is little
walls off flames stretching their lives, with more still opportunity to put these fires
high intto the air, incinerating missing. An estimated one out.” The vast scale has also
everythinng in their path as they billion animals, including farm seen the blazes terrifyingly
sweep accross tinder-dry tracts of stock and wildlife, have also create their own weather and
Australiaa. Animals and humans died in the uncontrollable fires move in an unpredictable
alike are being forced to that span more than 15 million manner. The New South Wales
abandon everything to the hectares, combined. coastal town of Mallacoota bore
mercy of one of the worst Armed forces from around witness to the ferocity and
firestorms in modern history. the world are helping out volatility of the fires on New
“We’ve never had fires like with the large-scale operation Year’s Eve. With no time to
this,” says Adele Lewis, a Kiwi to quell the flames, which have evacuate, thousands were
who fled the flames threatening been raging since September forced to take refuge in the
her home near Byron Bay. “It’s last year in some states. This sea as a firewall bore down
ghastly hearing the screams of includes the New Zealand and sunlight gave way to
the koalas. It’s a very strange Defence Force, which has darkness in apocalyptic scenes.
and eerie atmosphere.” also supplied three air force While there are many months
As many expat Kiwis seek helicopters to support relief and of work still ahead, morale
A koala on Kangaroo refuge in New Zealand, a fresh recovery efforts and two army among firefighters is still strong.
Island and a kangaroo wave of our firefighters last combat engineer sections. “People are trying hard to
near Sydney (below)
receive first aid. week bolstered the exhausted In total, 179 Kiwi firefighters look out for each other. Kicking
Below right: Helen Aussie fire teams who had been are now standing beside their though the ash of a home that
Okey had a close call. battling more than 100 blazes. Aussie counterparts. belongs to a firefighter who is
Victorian Country Fire out there protecting someone
Authority deputy chief and else’s home is profoundly
former Otago woman Stephanie difficult, but then you get the
Rotarangi says there’s no best of the human spirit with
immediate end in sight to this that as well. It really does shine
“unprecedented” fire season. through,” tells Stephanie.
“The fuels are so dry and the Kiwi expat Helen Okey (51)
has been helplessly watching
events unfold from her parents’
home in New Plymouth. She
lives in Rosedale, south of
Sydney, where 60 homes are
reported to have been lost.
She flew to New Zealand for
Christmas and said it had been
surreal tracking the path of the
fires. Her partner Steve had
Left to right: Firefighters struggle under the threat
remained behind, and spent of windblown embers near Nowra, NSW; a soldier
time at an evacuation centre. keeps watch for evacuees from a military helicopter;
“When I left the South Coast, emotions spill out at a shelter in Cobargo, NSW.
I wondered aloud if it would
look the same when I returned.
Steve reckoned there was a
50/50 chance I would have
a house to return to.”
They were lucky. The fire
destroyed a neighbouring
property but theirs was spared.
Adele (61) has lived at Iron
Pot Creek, inland of Byron
Bay, for 30 years. She fled to
her sister’s home in Wellington
and says she is unlikely to
return to Australia because
of the fire threat.
“We’re on standalone solar
and tanks. We couldn’t afford to
keep buying water. The property
is safe at this stage, but if fires
reignite, there would be no
water to fight them.
“What’s there [then] to go
back to?” #

Gutted houses in
historic Mogo Village
Frightened but relieved,
in NSW. The total
families are evacuated
damage bill is
from Mallacoota
estimated to
by helicopter and
exceed $5 billion.
Navy ship (above).
This week in... FROM THE EDITOR
It was one off the most eerie
sights I think I’ve ever seen.
One minute I was lying on
JANUARY 20, 2020 the beach, enjoying the
warmth of the great Kiwi
summer like I did so many
ON THE COVER times over the break, the
CHARLES’ VISION FOR next, everything was orange.
THE ROYALS IS HEIR! It was an unnerving, strange
2 KIWIS IN AUSTRALIA TELL reminder of the tragedy that’s
‘We’ve never had fires like this’ still unfolding across the
Tasman. The sheer scale of the
10 NIGELLA’S HEARTBREAK
disaster is unprecedented in
‘I felt like I betrayed my mum’
its size and devastation, and
12 DOWN UNDER DREAM
the heartbreak I know we all Ward and senior writer Julie
Zara and Mike’s Aussie idyll
feel for our mates across the Jacobson spent some time this
20 CORO BOMBSHELL
ditch is overwhelming. week talking to Kiwis affected
The exodus continues
Our relationship with Australia in the disaster, and what’s
32 BERRY DELIGHTFUL
is unique – fraternal, I guess, abundantly clear is everyone’s
Nici’s slices of heaven
at its most fundamental level. willingness and determination
There’s no-one else we love to lend a hand, whatever way
to give stick too, especially the y can.
57 CONSUMER
on the sporting field. They’re Well-known faces have
58 HEY JUDE

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like that sibling who’s always donated phenomenal amounts
60 TRAVEL
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62 TRAVEL BITES
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TIMEOUT on the mantelpiece – but in digging deep to offer what
64 PUZZLES times of true need, we come they can. If you’re keen to
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14 OLIVIA’S HONOUR 73 HOROSCOPES They were there on March 15 It’s a long road ahead, and
She’s the dame that we want! 75 WEEKLY CONVERSATION of last year, offering assistance I know all of our thoughts are
16 WATT A CHANGE! 76 KERRE MCIVOR in any way they could, and with Australia as they jo
Naomi’s age of reason 77 COLIN HOGG we’re there now, with Prime dow n it.
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WHY THE NEW DECADE MARKS A


TURNING POINT FOR THE ROYALS

I
t’s a charming photo that monarchy significantly slimmed
obviously has historical down,” says one royal source.
significance. But royal experts “The other photos released
say the recent shot of the of the four generations have
Queen and her three heirs – been taken to mark particular
Prince Charles, Prince William occasions such as George’s
and Prince George – is more christening and a milestone
than just a nice family portrait. birthday for the Queen.
Taken to mark the start of a “This picture is supposedly
new decade, the photo is only in recognition of the start of the
the third official shot of the 2020s, but it is more likely to be
quartet. The other two were Charles’ way of saying, ‘This is
taken at George’s christening the future of the royal family in
in 2013 and to mark the this new decade – we are the Portrait of a ruler! The Queen, Charles, William and George
Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016. ones who matter.’” don’t have many pictures together as just the four of them,
except (clockwise from above left) in 2013 for George’s
The formal shot was taken The heir apparent has made christening; in 2016 to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday;
at Buckingham Palace by no secret of the fact that he and this year to mark a new decade and royal order.
Ranald Mackechnie on the thinks the royal family should
same day that more casual be pared down. Charles (71) to streamline by the time he a year, but the expenses they
pictures were snapped of is said to be keen to “shave becomes king. For example, have to cover are huge.
the four generations making off” members who are not the Privy Purse, funded by the Cost-cutting measures have
Christmas puddings together as immediate heirs to the throne Duchy of Lancaster (a portfolio been taking place for quite a
part of an initiative supporting in a bid to cut costs. of land, property and assets few years now. In 2011, Andrew
the Royal British Legion. This will save the taxpayers held in trust for the reigning (59) was said to be furious when
While it may not seem money because via the monarch), contributes towards the nearly $1 million to pay for
unusual to have taken the Sovereign Grant they fund living expenses for Charles’ police protection for daughters
opportunity to get the current royals carrying out official duties, siblings Prince Andrew, Princess princesses Beatrice and Eugenie
monarch and the future kings with their travel and staffing Anne and Prince Edward, along was cut. Around the same time
together for a snap, royal expenses, in particular, high. with extended family members. he asked for his girls to be
watchers say the posed picture But it will also save money for Charles pays for himself and full-time royals, funded by
is sending a very important the monarch. The Queen herself sons William and Harry and the Sovereign Grant, but his
message about the future of funds living expenses for those their families from his Duchy request was turned down by
the royal family. in the family who don’t get of Cornwall, which he earns an the Queen (93), who was
“It’s very likely that this payments from the public purse income from as the Duke of apparently backed by Charles.
photograph is a sign of Prince via the Privy Purse, and that’s Cornwall. The two duchies At the time Charles was said
Charles’ desire to see the something Charles may want bring in more than $80 million to be keen on a royal family

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HEIRS TO
THE FUTURE!
Charles’
vision is here
New Zealand Woman’s Weekly 7
Going
centred around what was
For most events, such as
then known as “the Magnificent Trooping the Colour (above,
Seven” – the Queen, Prince last year), the entire royal
Philip, himself, his wife Camilla, family gather on the balcony
of Buckingham Palace, but
Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke for other occasions, such as
and Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Harry. William’s children were (top, in 2012) the line-up has
been markedly different.
expected to join the exclusive
“club” once they were older.
It’s now the “Fab Four” who duties following the Jeffrey
are in the spotlight as things Epstein scandal means the
have changed since then. Prince focus is more firmly on Charles

U
Philip has retired and stays and his descendants. His nprecedented,
out of the limelight. Harry has brother’s dramatic fall from unrepentant –
married Meghan, Duchess of grace has only firmed Charles’ unsurprising?
Sussex, and they have chosen resolve to cull the family. The Duke and Duchess of
not to give their son Archie “Charles was pushing the Sussexes’ statement announcing
a royal title. Queen to have Andrew step their retreat from royal life
There were already signs that back from his royal duties. and partial relocation to North
the Queen’s other children were When it’s all said and done, the America has caused shockwaves
considered less important when monarchy will be Charles and in Britain as palace officials
they weren’t invited to stand his children, and their children,” scramble to handle the fallout,
on the balcony at Buckingham says royal writer Brittani Barger. with the Queen said to be
Palace as part of Her Majesty’s William (37) has always known blindsided and “disappointed”
60th jubilee celebrations in 2012. he will have a pivotal role and by the move.
Only Charles and his family has been preparing to step up Just one day after returning to
appeared with the monarch. to that all his life. George (6) Britain following their extended
Anne, Edward and his wife will also be primed to be a key six-week break from duties,
Sophie, Countess of Wessex member of the family. Harry and Meghan announced
all work tirelessly, carrying out “George’s parents are trying via their Instagram page that
official engagements on behalf to give him and his siblings as “after many months of reflection
of the Queen. But Anne’s normal a childhood as possible,” and internal discussions,
children Peter Phillips and Zara points out another royal watcher. we have chosen to make a
Tindall aren’t working royals, and “But there is no getting away transition this year in starting
the Wessex children, Lady Louise from the fact that he will be king to carve out a progressive new
and James, Viscount Severn, are one day, and with the recent role within this institution.
also unlikely to have the same photo, the process of showing “We intend to step back as
sort of roles as their parents. who the truly important royals ‘senior’ members of the royal
And now the fact that Andrew are is definitely underway.” # family and work to become
has had to step down from his Judy Kean financially independent, while

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Meghan and Harry made
a series of private and
public appearances on their
first day back in the UK
before announcing the next
day that they would step
back from being senior
members of the royal family.

rogue!
continuing to support Her “Discussions with the Duke This could be how the couple the burden of royal duty,
Majesty, the Queen. and Duchess of Sussex are at plan to achieve “financial especially after welcoming son
“We now plan to balance an early stage. We understand independence” – something Archie (eight months) last year.
our time between the United their desire to take a different Harry has never previously had to Announcing their intention
Kingdom and North America, approach, but these are worry about. He receives almost to base themselves in North
continuing to honour our duty to complicated issues that will $4 million from the Sovereign America for at least part of the
The Queen, the Commonwealth take time to work through.” Grant each year to conduct his year also gives the couple
and our patronages. This The move propels the royal official duties, and is further flexibility as to purchasing
geographic balance will enable family into unchartered territory. supplemented by his father’s property in both the United
us to raise our son with an While other members have personal coffers, which are States, Meghan’s native country,
appreciation for the royal stepped down from royal duties, funded by two separate duchies. and Canada, where she spent
tradition into which he was born, such as Edward VIII’s abdication Of course, Meghan (38) has her several years while filming Suits.
while also providing our family and the more recent furore private wealth, accumulated While fans of the duke and
the space to focus on the next surrounding Prince Andrew, from her career as an actress. duchess have welcomed the
chapter, including the launch Harry (35) and Meghan’s But using their royal titles in a announcement, others have
of our new charitable entity.” intention to retain certain royal commercial sense could prove criticised the move, and placed
The couple’s stunning privileges whilst embarking on to be rather tricky, insiders say, the blame squarely on Meghan
decision comes after a turbulent private ventures will be a hard and one that will come under for “tearing Harry away from
2019 where they attracted circumstance to balance. great public and family scrutiny. his family”.
significant amounts of public Just a few weeks ago, the And the British taxpayer Their most vocal critic, TV
criticism and clashed with a phrase ‘Sussex Royal’ was wouldn’t quite be off the hook, personality Piers Morgan says,
number of media outlets. The trademarked for a number of with insiders speculating any “People say I’m too critical of
BBC has reported that no products and services, including move to a foreign country Meghan Markle – but she
members of the royal family, clothing, calendars, posters, could cost more than $1.2 ditched her family, ditched her
including Her Majesty, were magazines and greeting million a year in security costs. dad, ditched most of her old
consulted before the pair cards, as well as charitable However, the move was friends, split Harry from William
announced their intention. fundraising, education and clearly done out of necessity for and has now split him from the
Royal Communications says, social care initiatives. the pair, who struggled under royal family. I rest my case.” #

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CELEB UPDATE

FOOD IS GOING ON
THE BACKBURNER!

CLEANSING
HER PALATE
Nigella’s new
10
direction at 60
New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
endorsement deals to dry up, pile of books by 7.30pm. If I’m
and though she’s told pals she’s not suitably banked by books,
writing more recipes, there’s I start twitching. I’m a binge
no word yet of a follow-up reader. Now my children
to 2017’s At My Table. are grown up, I regard the
In fact, she has even hinted weekends as reading days.”
that a dramatic career change She also says she’s found
might be on the cards, saying in immense joy in solitude.
2018 that she’s “interested” “I found it hard to enjoy my
In a candid essay to mark her in the idea of abandoning own company when young, but
60th, Nigella has admitted she’s her foodie career to work with now I relish it. Put like that, it
had to fight against feeling people who are terminally sounds remarkably self-satisfied,
ashamed of her age and guilty ill. “It really interests me, that but I don’t care how it sounds.
about surpassing her mother sort of work,” she mused. I just feel so happy it’s the case.
Vanessa’s ultimate age of 48, “In many ways, I feel I didn’t “Solitude is as important
adding that turning 49 was the choose this life. But I guess to me now as food.” #
“hardest birthday” she ever had. that’s what happens Vivienne Archer
“When you have seen people if you go on TV.”
Nigella and
Cosima step out you love die young, the idea Nigella has often
for a birthday lunch. of complaining about getting commented on her
Above right: The TV older is just revolting. inherent shyness –
chef posted a photo of “Turning 50 was a doddle… which is perhaps at
a toasted marshmallow
and rhubarb cake to I was rather relieved to no longer odds with her sexpot
mark her big day. be 49, the year that made me public persona. But
a traitor to my mother.” it’s because of her
Despite her aversion to natural nervousness

N
igella Lawson has a birthdays – for the last few that she turns on
complicated relationship years she has been in Australia the Nigella charm,
with birthdays. filming MasterChef on the big she reveals.
While she naturally shies day, and got away without These days she
away from celebrating turning mentioning it – the beloved embraces her
another year older – and really, foodie conceded a bit of a introversion. She
isn’t the same true for most celebration, and was spotted no longer drinks
of us? – the celebrity cook’s heading to a late celebratory and she indulges
attitude is rather complicated lunch with her daughter in a bit of reformer
by the fact she watched her Cosima (25) in London. Pilates, and if she
mother Vanessa and husband For the last few years, family doesn’t get at least
John Diamond pass away time has been front and centre six hours of reading
in their 40s and one of her – she also has a son, Bruno (23). in on a weekend, she
sisters, Thomasina, at just Though she’s filmed guest spots deems it “a waste”.
32, all from cancer. on MasterChef, launched a food “My greatest
But on her 60th birthday, photography app and regularly delight is being
the domestic goddess says posts to social media – she tucked up with a
her milestone has made her acknowledged her
realise and appreciate the best birthday by posting Nigella at six (left) with
things about ageing. a cake recipe – she’s Thomasina and her parents,
who divorced in 1980.
“I now see the rest of my life taken time away Above right: She adored her
as a great, unfurling mystery,” from her own first husband, the late John.
she says. shows and books.
“For the past three decades, “As far as her
as I grew up, established a career goes, Nigella’s
career, had children and so on, view is that she’s
I pretty much knew what the done it all, really,”
shape of my life would be, day says a friend. “She
to day. Now I feel that anything doesn’t feel the
could happen. need to reinvent
“I’m happy with my life as it is, the wheel. The
happier than I thought I would fact that the last
be from the anxious vantage two books were
point of my twenties, but now essentially a rerun
I feel so much more open to of her previous books
anything and everything. And kind of says it all.”
that’s a wonderful way to walk She has allowed
into the future.” some lucrative

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ROYAL UPDATE

Looking for
a sea change
ZARA &
HAPPY
THE ROYAL REVEALS THEY’D LOVE
TO CALL AUSTRALIA HOME!

S
plashing in the Zara and Mike Tindall,
shallows of a accompanied for the first
Surfers Paradise time by five-year-old Mia and
beach, the little 18-month-old Lena, were clearly
family were the having a ball as they enjoyed
picture of normalcy. a summer’s day out, so it’s come
The mum, trying as no surprise that the outdoors-
to quieten a crying mad family are considering a
baby; a dad move Down Under.
bodysurfing through the Speaking to The Australian
waves; a boisterous little girl, Women’s Weekly, Zara admits
Zara is aiming to
clad in a rashie, wanting to she can see a future for her
ride out as part of be just like her dad. But it was brood in Australia once she’s
Great Britain’s Tokyo no normal family frolicking in finished her career as an
Olympic team in July. the sun – it was the Queen’s Olympic eventer.
granddaughter’s. “Probably not while I’m

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MIKE’S
PLACE
competing – that would be
a little bit hard commuting.
to the beach –
especially for the kids.”
Will they or
But after that… yes, I think Zara and Mike travelled to for Zara, with
won’t they? Zara
if an opportunity came up Australia just after Christmas the royal and Mike hit the
we’d definitely think about – which they reportedly spent banned from beach on the
it,” the 38-year-old says. with Mike’s family, rather than driving for six Gold Coast with
Lena (above) and
Zara and Mike now refer attend the royals’ traditional months after Mia (right). An
to Australia as their “second gathering at Sandringham – being caught Aussie lifestyle
home” after travelling to the with Mike enthusiastically speeding. She is one they’d
country every January since sharing pictures of their holiday accumulated love to embrace.
2012 for Zara’s duties as an on Instagram, including too many points
ambassador and patron for the Sydney’s famed New Year’s on her licence and was handed what I love about being part of
Magic Millions polo tournament. Eve fireworks display. an automatic ban. the sport. Everyone has bad
The laid-back Antipodean “Sydney isn’t a bad way to Still, Zara and Mike (41) are days and everyone has good
way of life – plus the sun and see in the New Year!” Mike said to be favourites of the days. It’s really humbling.
surf – are massive pulls for the posted – later showing off Queen thanks to their low- “At the end of the day, we
Tindalls. While the pair are part his dancing skills aintenance approach to life. all do it because of our love of
of the royal family, they have They may not have been at But Zara admits that 2020 for horses and competition; trying
no official duties thanks to Sandringham but Zara and Mike her family will be a busy one, to get to the top, trying to be
Zara’s lack of title, which leaves did attend the Queen’s annual as she hustles to make it on to at the top. But that partnership
her much freer than cousins Christmas lunch, with Mike Great Britain’s Olympic eventing you have with the horse is the
princes William and Harry to sharing previously unknown team for the Tokyo Games main reason.”
make her own life decisions. facts about the day, including later this year. And it’s a passion that looks
“Early January is bleak over that there were no Christmas Her passion for horses and to have continued into the next
here [in England], so it’s nice to crackers on the table. riding is well known. Both of generation, with both Mia and
be able to go and have a bit of “The family lunch, there must her parents − Anne, Princess Lena showing signs they love
sun,” Mike says. “I love the have been about 70 of us – Royal and Captain Mark Phillips being around horses.
lifestyle of Australia and the there are seven tables and the – also represented their country, “Mia does like horses,” her
ability to get up early and go kiddies have their own little one with Mark winning Olympic proud mum says.
in a different room. I was on gold in Munich in 1972. “She rides a bit, and they’ve
Princess Anne (below, in 1976 Prince Charles’ table. It was "Working with horses, both been on ponies. But,
with Prince Philip) and former
husband Mark (below right, in lovely, really good.” especially, is not easy,” she tells. again, it’s more about giving
1972) passed their passion for However, the start to the new “Everyone has to work as hard them that experience and that
horses down to Zara, who is year wasn’t entirely smooth as the next person. So that's relationship. The experience
passing it on to Mia (left).
that we had when we were
young − being with an animal,
learning how to treat an
animal, learning how to look
after an animal. All those
things that are great for
them as they’re growing up.
Being outside, too.
“All those life skills.” #
Vivienne Archer
CELEB UPDATE
YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE SHE IS
MAGIC: ARISE, DAME OLIVIA

H
er shelves are full of trip to England as the prize.
awards, but Olivia She launched her career there,
Newton-John’s latest finding success in the early
accolade has extra significance. 1970s with songs such as Banks
The Grease star received a of the Ohio, Let Me Be There
damehood in the British New and I Honestly Love You, but
Year Honours, and says she’s it was playing Sandy opposite
delighted with the recognition. John Travolta in 1978’s Grease
“I am extremely excited, that catapulted her to
honoured and grateful beyond superstardom. She quickly
words to be included with capitalised with back-to-back
such an esteemed group of hits Magic, Xanadu and
women who have received Physical, and also starred
this distinguished award before in the Xanadu movie.
me,” says Dame Olivia (71), She was honoured not just
who thanked the Queen “for for services to the entertainment
graciously approving me as industry, but also for her tireless
Dame Commander of the work as a cancer campaigner.
Order of the British Empire”. After developing breast cancer
“As a girl born in Cambridge, in 1992, she set up the Olivia
I am very proud of my British Newton-John Cancer Wellness
ancestry and so appreciative and Research Centre in
to be recognised in this way Melbourne and has raised
by the United Kingdom.” millions of dollars for research
Olivia, a granddaughter and awareness.

OLIVIA’S
of German Nobel Prize- She was clear of the disease
winning physicist Max for many years but in 2013, after
Born, moved to Australia a car accident, doctors found
when she was six after cancer in her shoulder. In 2017,

HONOUR
her father Wilfred, the singer revealed the cancer
a former MI5 had again returned, this time in
officer, became her spine, and was stage four.
a professor of In an interview last year,
German at the Olivia said she didn’t want to
University of know what her life expectancy

She’s the dame Melbourne.


As a teen,
she won a
TV talent
was. “When you’re given a
cancer diagnosis or a scary
illness diagnosis, you are
suddenly given a possibility

that we want! quest,


with a
of a time limit. If you believe
the statistics, you’re going to
make them happen.”
She added, “I’m so lucky
that I’ve been through this
three times and I’m still here.
Every day is a gift now.” #
Judy Kean

“I’m still here!”


Cancer sufferer
Olivia refuses
to discuss her
life expectancy.

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t was a problem faced by process with not enough sleep often spotted on coffee runs She’s gone
many women that first made and being resilient for the sake together in New York. down the therapy
Naomi Watts truly consider of determination. Now I have “Having a good relationship route – “I’ve
the inevitabilities of ageing. to force myself to not operate has always been our endgame,” definitely... got
While making the TV series like that, and give myself a she says. “We’ve put a lot of some proper help
Gypsy in 2016, the British- break and let myself admit energy and effort into making at points of crisis,”
Australian beauty first noticed that I’m not going to be on that so. It’s not always a cake- as she calls it,
something wasn’t right with her my game at all times.” walk, as they say in America, referring to a
skin – 16-hour days, hot lights Naomi’s certainly been but it makes absolute sense, chaotic child-
and multiple re-applications of through the emotional wringer because it really matters to the hood where her
make-up had wrought chaos on in the last few years – the King children. You can see how there father, a sound
her face, and she was dealing Kong star split with longtime are so many things that can engineer for Pink
with a severe case of rosacea. partner Liev Schreiber in 2016 make a kid feel anxious, and Floyd, died of a
In that moment the actress after 11 years together. While knowing that their parents heroin overdose,
found herself pondering the divorce was of course tough, can be in the same room, and and she moved
implications that were more Naomi says she’s “pretty proud” joyfully, means a lot to them.” frequently with her mother
than skin deep. “I think for of their continued friendship, As well as thinking of her kids, around England and Wales,
many women, from their mid- and how they’re parenting Naomi has also recently been ending up in Australia.
40s, life can become more children Sasha (12) and Kai (11). putting a lot of effort into her- Though she generally feels on
complicated – [because of] “We’re doing things very self – both aesthetically, and an even keel today, Naomi says
ageing, hormones, anxiety, sleep, differently,” she nods. “We’ve entrepreneurially. Not only has she’s going through the same
the whole thing,” she tells. made it our absolute priority she put in some of her best issues any 51-year-old woman
“We get more vulnerable. We to be good and kind to each performances of late – her suffers through – including
get more delicate and fragile as other and we’re absolutely role as Gretchen Carlson in the onset of menopause,
we face our mortality. I know it’s committed to that.” miniseries The Loudest Voice has describing it as a “journey”.
dark thinking, but it’s honest. Though she’s now happily been critically lauded – Naomi’s “Menopause should not be
“The idea we’re invincible in a relationship with fellow also branched out into business, a dirty word. It’s such a shame
– that’s long gone in my world. I actor Billy Crudup (51), Naomi helping to found ONDA, a that society has made it so,”
definitely operated on that level and Liev (52) still spend time “clean beauty” brand. she tells. “We need support
of thinking for a long time, and together – both with and “I’m 51 and I haven’t spent from each other, and not made
possibly abused myself in the without their kids – and are a lifetime looking after my skin,” to feel like unsexy, infertile,
she says, referencing Australia’s crabby old ladies that should
harsh climate. But what she and be sent out to pasture.
her business partners quickly “We actually have wisdom
realised is that, along with a and compassion that far
growing desire for natural outweighs youthful arrogance.
products, women in their 40s Along with some mood swings
and 50s were looking for a and floods of tears on the side.”
chance to “recalibrate” – just Amen! #
like Naomi herself was. Vivienne Archer

She may be in a relationship


now with Billy (above), but
Naomi and Liev (far right)
always put their sons, Sasha
(inset back) and Kai (inset
front) first.
aomi and an
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nrecognisable
ussell Crowe star
ogether in The
oudest Voice.

SHE’S HAVING A
MIDLIFE REBOOT
AND ISN’T AFRAID
TO ASK FOR HELP

WATT A
CHANGE!
Naomi’s
age of reason
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CELEB UPDATE
Though she’s a
bit “creaky” now,
Betty’s still all White!

THE ACTRESS IS
LAUGHING ALL
THE WAY TO 98!

Still golden
Betty’s birthday bash
I
t’s a very happy 98th birthday joining the cast of The Mary make the most of it – it’s better 70th Emmy Awards in 2018
to the legendary Betty White! Tyler Moore Show, adores her than the alternative!” where she received a
The Golden Girls star is doing birthdays and spent the day While the actress is a little prolonged standing ovation
“really well” and will celebrate last year eating cake and slower than she used to be, from the audience.
her big day on January 17 playing poker. she has no major health Indeed, while her family would
surrounded by her closest Betty, who has been single problems, the pal tells. like her to retire to her beach
friends at a wee shindig. since the passing of her third “She says she’s a little ‘creaky’. house in Carmel, California,
“She still likes to drink, laugh husband Allen Ludden in 1981 Walking is a bit of an issue Betty refuses. “Hollywood is in
and tell stories,” says a pal. – “once you’ve had the best, and she uses a walker at home, her blood. She likes to be close
“It will be at her home with who needs the rest?” she once but she’s okay. And she’s still to the action, even at her age.”
longtime friends and step- said – has a large group of quick with a one-liner.” And just what’s her secret
children. She’s still close with friends, and spends her time Betty’s also continuing to to a long life? Fast food and
them and their children. They’ll either socialising, reading or work and appear in public, alcohol, according to her Hot
order food in and have fun.” completing a crossword. albeit sporadically – she lent in Cleveland co-star Wendie
The star, who first rose to “It’s all about your mental her voice to last year’s Toy Malick (69).
fame on US game shows and attitude,” she says. “So many Story 4 and accepted a lifetime “She lives on hot dogs and
a self-titled talk show before of us start dreading age, [but] achievement award at the vodka,” she laughs. #

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T
here aren’t many people
who would go to their
boss with the sole
intention of talking themselves
out of a job. But that’s exactly
what Katie McGlynn did when
she asked the producers of
Coronation Street to kill her off.
The result was her recent
cervical cancer storyline, where
viewers saw Katie’s character
Sinead Osbourne die following
a year-long battle with the
illness in some of the bravest
and most heartbreaking scenes
the Street has ever shot.
“When they first told me
about the story, they weren’t
sure if it was going to be
terminal,” Katie (26) tells.
“But I said, ‘I think she should
die.’ I said that knowing it
would mean I didn’t have a job.
But I wanted to show real life.
There’s not always a fairytale
ending and people do die.
Some TV shows fear the sad
ending, but I wanted to make
it as real as possible.”
Which it absolutely was.
The unnerving time jumps,
edgy camera work and focus
on Sinead’s breathing made
those final scenes extremely
intense to watch, and Katie
says she’s proud to have been
a part off it all.
ll
But, um, what about her
mortgage? “I’ve got savings,
I’m not completely daft,”
she la hs. “It’s a bit scar
to not have a b, but I’m

‘KILL ME OFF’
okay for now.”
The truth is, Katie started
getting itchy feet a couple
of years ago, frustrated that
Sinead was plodding along
wit any major drama. She

Katie’s Coro
a ed a meeting with
-producer Kate Oates
talk through her
issatisfaction and
h
intention to quit.

sacrifice
“I’d ust turned
24 and was on
this big show, but
I wasn’t doing
much,” she says
candidly. “I felt a
bit lost. I’d come
from a lot of drama
WHY THE ACTRESS INSISTED ON at my previous job on
SINEAD’S HEARTBREAKING ENDING Waterloo Road, d where

20 New Zealand Woman’s Weekly


I was getting big, challenging cervical cancer in 2009 and the
storylines left, right and centre. publicity around that tragedy
I went to Coro, and pinched saw an upsurge in the number
myself that I was there, but of women attending routine
the character took a while smear tests. But the impact was
to develop to make her the short-lived and by last year the
quirky girl she became. number of screenings had
“I didn’t feel Sinead was reached an all-time low.
reaching her full potential, and While Sinead’s story played
unless something really bad out, GPs reported that those
happened to her I didn’t think figures started to climb again.
there was anywhere for her to “I was really shocked, touched
go. She was too sweet, her life and humbled by the reaction,”
was very normal and I wasn’t Katie says. “I’m so proud that
sure what to do.” we’ve raised awareness. We
It was during that meeting invested a lot of time in it
Katie was told producers were and the research team was
in the early stages of planning amazing. We wanted to
a cancer plot and asked her to make sure we got it right.”
consider staying on to do it. The intense plot also gave
“I was very open with her Katie’s confidence in her acting
[Kate] about feeling lost and not abilities a boost, after the
knowing if I should still be there. quieter years of playing Sinead
And that’s when she put this allowed self-doubt to creep in.
storyline to me and I thought, “I’ve been so out of practice
‘Well, I can’t leave now.’ for four years, I didn’t know if I
“I said, ‘Yes please, let me could still do the serious scenes.
do it!’ And I said that I wanted It’s given me my confidence
Sinead to die. back again.”
“Selfishly, I wanted a big In some welcome relief after
story but I also wanted it to get such a draining storyline, Katie
women going for their smears, spent the festive period playing
because it felt like the Jade Tinker Bell in panto Peter Pan.
Goody effect had gone.” But she is the latest in a long
Reality star Jade died of line of Coro stars to leave

‘I wanted to get
women going for
their smears
because it felt like
the Jade Goody
effect had gone’
Sinead’s refusal of treatment
for cervical cancer for the
sake of her unborn baby
devastated husband Daniel
(back left, Rob Mallard) and
father-in-law Ken (back right,
William Roache).
And I replied, ‘No, I’m just fat.‘
That’s how I deal with it, I flip
it. There will always be bitter
people who want to ruin other
people’s lives.
“Me 10 years ago was a
completely different person.
Becoming a young woman in
today’s society is hard. I’d love
to tell that girl to stop worrying
about what other people
thought, stop comparing
yourself. It’s about having
confidence and faith in yourself.”
That said, she’s currently
Clockwise rom le t: Katie’s working with Ultimate
first big role was as Scout on Performance in Manchester,
Waterloo Road; Katie’s mum after gaining about 6kg during
Ruth helped her to overcome the filming of Sinead’s final
shyness with acting classes;
and she joined Coro in 2013. months. “I wanted them to
crack the whip with the nutrition
side of things,” Katie tells.
“I did my A levels while I was “I just didn’t feel like myself
filming Waterloo Road, and it and I wanted to get back to
was just a case of doing the me... It’s about finding balance
exam then getting into a cab without getting obsessed.
to go and film. “I think everyone feels a
“My parents have always certain pressure with social
supported me,” she continues. media. We all see those edited
“They knew I was passionate and gym-honed bodies. Yes, I’m
and that I had a fire in my belly in the spotlight, but I think any
the Street − Kym Marsh back at a more manageable for this career. It was about young woman is under that
(43), Lucy Fallon (24) and three or four episodes a week? helping me get there.” same pressure today.”
Beverley Callard (62) are just a “Probably, yes. I wouldn’t go Katie admits she was an Katie’s been single since
few others who have also quit as far as to say it’s a chore for awkward, self-conscious teen splitting with boyfriend Benji
− amid rumours of major unrest the audience, but it is a big but has grown much more Roberts at the start of the year
and low morale, mainly due to commitment. And upping it comfortable in her skin with age.
increased working hours since makes everyone have to work She tries not to let social media Katie’s split from Benji (below)
was done quietly. Since
new producer Iain MacLeod even harder to get the episodes trolling get to her, preferring to Sinead’s storyline, she’s kept
arrived in 2018. out, as well as people at home deflect it with humour. herself busy with assistance
“It’s a coincidence,” Katie working harder to keep up. “Someone posted on one of from the team at Ultimate
insists. “My storyline was written “But I guess that’s the way my pictures, ‘Are you pregnant?’ Performance, who are helping
her get back in shape.
so far in advance so it’s been the media is going now. With
more sporadic rather than Netflix and dramas, you can
everyone suddenly deciding watch a box set in a week.
[to leave] all at once. Coro is trying to chase that
“People want to try other and I don’t blame them.”
opportunities, it’s not that Rochdale-born Katie is the
they’re fed up of working youngest of five siblings and
there. It’s actually a really first started drama classes at
lovely place to work. the age of seven in a bid to
“The Street always goes on, combat chronic shyness.
no matter what. Coro has “My mum wanted to help
nothing to worry about.” me overcome that and make
The recent move to six some friends. I joined Carol
episodes a week in the UK (with Godby’s [theatre school in
reports this could soon increase Bury] and that was it.”
to seven) has undoubtedly She got her first job at 16 on
placed more pressure on the Jimmy McGovern’s Moving
cast and crew, and the jury is On and then won the part of
definitely still out as far as the troubled Jodie ‘Scout’ Allen
the viewers are concerned on Waterloo Road, where she
regarding whether it’s overkill. stayed until Coronation Street
Would Katie have preferred it came calling in 2013.

22 New Zealand Woman’s Weekly


and says she’s quite happy zone. And at this time in my
being on her own. life I want to focus on acting,
“To be honest, I’ve not had that’s what I know.
time for any of that. I’m so “It’s scary, but in a good way.
laid-back, I don’t go searching I’ve never once doubted it or
for it. I know some women feel worried about what I’ve done. I
like they’re on a clock, but I’m love not knowing what’s going
not bothered. I live on my own to happen next week.
and I love having my own space. “I’d like to think I left at the
“I’m actually really good on right time. I tried to choose
my own, and I think that might a good time to leave and
be my problem. I enjoy my own hopefully the stars have aligned.”
company too much and I also Katie adds, “I think Coro
have really high standards, so if has been such a big part of my
anyone wants to come into my life and I’ll never forget it, but
life, everything has to be ticked now I want to draw a line
off. It all has to click and if I have under it and see what
even one doubt then I don’t else is out there.” #
really want to waste my time.” Beth Niel
As for the future, there are
some top-secret talks going on
for projects this year and Katie
has been back on the audition
trail as she lines up post-Coro
work. Her schedule is unlikely
to include reality TV, though,
despite having been offered
TEXT: © FABULOUS

the opportunity.
“Never say never. I’ve been
offered a lot of the dating
ones, but it’s not my comfort
weeklyPEOPLE
THEY’RE YOUR STORIES involved in competitions. competitors after “trotting away
They didn’t need much with first, second and third

S
lip, slop, slapping isn’t the Catherine with a laugh. convincing. The Pork Pullers was placings in the purebred
first thing that springs to Lesson learned and the born and their first purchases, section”, says 28-year-old
mind when discussing all three women, who go by the Boaratt, a five-month-old Emma, a senior sales rep for a
things pig. But then King Curtis syndicate name The Pork Pullers, Berkshire, and Optimus Swine, rural retailer and the group’s HR,
wasn’t any old hog. The large are now looking to show only a 130kg black and white or hog relations manager.
white is one of several boars Berkshires, a rare breed of saddleback, not only took the Their success has continued
that longtime friends – twins English domestic swine finding show ring by surprise, but with Stephen Porkings and
Catherine and Emma Sharpin renewed favour among the Boaratt won them their very Piggy Smalls, two purebred
and Annabel Askin – have culinary cognoscenti. first ribbon. Berkshires they raised from
exhibited since their compeitition The trio all grew up on The following year Liam weaners, bought for $200.
debut at Christchurch’s A&P farms around Lowcliffe in Squealer, Hugh Grunt and King Porkings, a 100kg boar, won
Show in 2017. mid-Canterbury. Their foray Curtis entered the every round he was eligible for
King Curtis was, as the three into hog handling followed circuit. Liam was at the 2019 Christchurch show in
women put it, just “porker”. an approach from the trucked up to November and was crowned
Unfortunately, he also needed Boar Breeders the Royal 2019 Supreme Champion.
bucket-loads of sunscreen to Association (BBA), Hawke’s Bay From all accounts, raising
stop his light-coloured flanks which was keen Show and the beasts is a combination of
from sunburn. to get more stunned hilarity and hard work.
“It blew our budget,” says females veteran Tells Annabel, 31, “The first

THE TRIO ARE BRINGING HOME


THE BACON ... ER, RIBBONS

Below, from left:


Annabel, Emma and
Catherine look after
HOGGING THE
SPOTLIGHT
their charges from
farm to plate!

Our Babes
are win
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year we used my parents’ dairy and can get depressed if they’re percentage of lean muscle to “We have been the only girl
farm to raise them. The old man in solitary confinement. We fat ratio, we use a combination syndicate in the show scene
said no when we asked, but make sure the pig pen has a of anaerobic and strength- until last year and it hasn’t been
sometimes it’s easier to ask for shelter hut, fresh water and based training.” easy to work our way to the
forgiveness than consent! plenty of space to move around Prior to show day, the pigs top,” admits Emma. “We
“Our parents thought we and play. We often lead them to are meticulously groomed – wanted to show other rural girls
were nuts having our weekly creeks or mud holes on hot days washed, exfoliated, oiled, that it was something they could
meetings in the pig pen, so they can bathe and cool off.” buffed and talcumed. The next get involved with and have a
drinking wine and eating bacon Animal nutrition area job, says Emma, is getting laugh along the way. It’s a huge
and egg pie.” manager Catherine is the themselves ready. annual event on the social
Annabel, a clinical exercise syndicate’s PA, or pig analyst, “We want to look classy and calendar – a bit like family
physiologist, is The Pork Pullers’ responsible for keeping their sophisticated, as the boys wear Christmas, no-one ever wants
CEO – and the squeamish charges in tip-top condition. suit jackets and ties. Our vibe to miss out.”
should look away now – or “We use a customised has been country chic each And speaking of Christmas,
chief execution officer. She is, feeding and exercise training year, so we try and interpret while the first of their show
however, well aware of the regime, similar to that of a this into our outfit choices.” pigs was passed on to other
swines’ mental health needs. high-performance athlete,” she They’ve also become known breeders, several have ended
She explains, “Pigs need to boasts. “Their dietary regime for their pre and post-judge up in the freezer, including
be kept in twos or more as they includes a blend of protein partying, spurred along by a Piggy Smalls, who was last
are very social and and starch, so no household not-so-sneaky espresso martini month’s Christmas ham. #
intelligent animals, scraps! And to get the correct or Pimms. Julie Jacobson

Below: Top hog Stephen Porkings


pokes his tongue at his rivals.
Bottom: The girls are hot to
trotter in their show attire.

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weeklyPEOPLE
THEY’RE YOUR STORIES
DIANE’S SEARCH TO
FIND HER MUM’S
LONG-LOST
PAINTINGS

A DAME
GOOD
LEGACY
Louise’s
art & soul
Louise and her art
(left, on a cover of the
Weekly in 1961) are
a source of great joy
for daughter Diane.
I
f you were passing through plenty of room for her to work owns it couldn’t hang it in his artistic journey. “I think it’s a
the former Farmers car on them, but on the other hand house. He was an old boy of beautiful exhibition. It covers
park in downtown Auckland she couldn’t manage them on Mount Albert Grammar. all the different periods of her
back in the mid 1980s, there’s her own. “It was really such a relief work, is well documented and
a chance you may have “It was an enormous because there are 12 months beautifully hung.”
come across an elderly lady challenge. I remember she was in the year. We know that one Surrounded with an equally
working feverishly on giant very satisfied when they were (August) was cut down and stunning selection of Louise’s
colourful canvases. finished,” Diane says, adding therefore is no longer the same paintings on the walls of her
The unlikely venue had Louise was 85 when she size as the others, however Auckland home, Diane says it
become a makeshift studio completed the series in 1987. we could not find April. It wasn’t until her teenage years
for one of Aotearoa’s most Now, more than three became a kind of crusade that she started to appreciate
prolific modern artists, Dame decades later, 10 of the 12 really because it did exist and her mum’s talent.
Louise Henderson, as she paintings are on display at it was really very satisfying to “Like most children, to me
created her monumental Auckland Art Gallery where the find it again,” she smiles. she was just my mother. It wasn’t
series, The Twelve Months. exhibition Louise Henderson: New Zealand art curator until we got to Auckland in 1949
The dame was in her 80s From Life is celebrating seven Julia Waite says calls for the and she had the freedom to
when she embarked on the decades of the late artist’s work. completed series to be kept paint as she was no longer
ambitious project that depicted It includes her early watercolours together in a public collection working full time, that I started
impressions of life in New featuring the Canterbury land- back in the day went unheeded, to become aware of this.
PHOTOS: ROBERT TRATHEN • HAIR & MAKE-UP: JUSTINE CONROY

Zealand over a calendar year scape, still-life compositions, with the paintings dispersed “My mother could be in her
on a dozen towering canvases, females depicted in cubism throughout the country. studio all day without coming
a scale so colossal daughter and lush bush scenes. After an extensive search for out of it. She always used to
Diane McKegg (86) recalls the There’s an added delight for the lost month, and with most say, ‘There’s so much to do.’
challenges it posed for her Diane, with one of the missing of the paintings reunited for the She was never short of ideas.”
trailblazing mum. artworks, owned by a private exhibition, Julia was surprised to With painting a way of life
“She would ask anyone who collector, rediscovered at an learn a colleague had spied it for her French-born mother,
was passing to help her turn the Auckland secondary school mid- hanging in a school hallway. who taught art to secondary
work upside down as they were way through December last year. “A few weeks after the school and tertiary students
almost twice her height. “You know that they’ve found exhibition opened, no-one and was an expert embroiderer,
“She had to because they April, don’t you?” an exuberant came forward to say they had Diane recalls Louise’s attempts
were huge paintings. It [the Diane tells. “It was at Mount the work and I began to worry to get her only daughter to
car park] was an ideal place Albert Grammar. It ended up that April may never be found,” follow in her footsteps.
to do it because there was there because the person who she says. “I’ve viewed the “She used to take me to
inting and it’s drawing classes on the weekend
interesting but I wasn’t in the least bit
erpretation of interested,” she tells. “I have
autumn month three daughters and they are
th small shards all talented in different ways,
colour fluttering but none of them paint.”
wn like autumn Diane, who grew up speaking
aves, and a French at home, says her mum
owded sky was pleased to be recognised
dark storm for her services to art when she
uds.” was awarded a damehood in
Buoyed by the 1993 at the age of 90.
iscovery, Diane With the opportunity to
ys she can’t celebrate her mother’s work
lp but feel 25 years after her death, Diane
roud wandering speaks authoritatively about the
rough the captivating canvases that adorn
ecially curated her walls, telling the Weekly
llection that how much they mean to her.
emonstrates “They are a great
e breadth of responsibility but also a source
er mother’s of great joy. I am always
pressive delighted when they are
exhibited and I have the
Auckland Art
Gallery’s show opportunity to share them.
celebrating “My mother said you don’t
seven decades own paintings, paintings are
of Louise’s there for everyone to enjoy,
work includes
paintings from so I don’t particularly
her Twelve possess them.” #
Months series. Lynley Ward

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly 27


weeklyPEOPLE
THEY’RE YOUR STORIES

W
“ here did my name who’s 21 years younger than got a job driving the school bus. and we deserted the shop
Purple come from? me, was born. I still do that, but only relief to have a look at it. We were
Very once upon It seemed everyone in Paeroa work. I had been here before, blathering away like a pair of
a time, I was going through a was having babies – and I didn’t for a friend’s funeral, and just fell girls and I nearly stepped on
phase in the late 1980s where want to be a solo mum! – so in love with the place. him when I stepped back to
everything I owned was purple. to escape I went to polytech I saw posters for the second take a photo!
Plus, me, my flatmate, her best in Nelson and did visual arts. Steampunk Festival, so a friend We live in the old Holmes Hill
friend, a girl on a course I was I still have a little caravan and I came down for that. After farm manager’s cottage. It’s
doing and a girl at my part- that I built and used to tow that, I couldn’t sell my house Oamaru stone, built in the 1860s.
time job all had the same given around with all manner of fast enough! Oamaru’s a little We call it our castle. Pete’s got
name so it was just easy to be underpowered vehicles on old-fashioned, quirky town that a Model T and I’ve got a little K
Purple. It’s unique and it stuck. adventures. It’s now a spare suits me down to the ground. Bedford house truck with a little
I grew up in L&P town − room/shed in the backyard. How would I describe ‘snorage’ on the back.
Paeroa. The bottom of the I like to have a garden, and Steampunk style? If you break I use it as a daily runner, but
Coromandel Peninsula is my because I’ve upcycled and the word down, steam relates when I do markets and festivals
glamorous description! It was recycled for years − I’m a bit to the Victorian aesthetic, and things I can open up the
a quintessential childhood, I of a hoarder − I’ve always lived styling and materials of the side, set up my stall, and also
suppose. We had a rural out- in a house. I’ve also had trucks day, then when you punk it, sleep in it overnight if I need.
look, so we’d spend a lot of for most of my life, which has it’s any attitude you like. It’s It’s called the Realm Runner
time outside on our bikes, meant I’ve been able to take inspired by the writings of and it’s the most photographed
or at the beach. whatever I like home. Jules Verne, his Captain Nemo truck on the street!
When I first left school I Artists don’t make much so and all of his highly ornate, I’ve also got a little home-
studied retail merchandising I’ve had other jobs – barista, detailed inventions. built, two-stroke moped, which
and advertising at Waikato bar wench – to supplement the Before Steampunk, I was I bought off a friend. It was a
Polytech. I guess it was some- income from my craft. Before more rustic. Steampunk is a bit of a loose unit so not really
thing a bit arty. But then I ran I moved to my place now in bit more glam − or maybe working when I got it, but we’ve
away to join the gypsies, the Oamaru I worked in the post apocalyptic, if you like − but modified it now. It won the
travelling artisan community office/forecourt at Cheviot. I I’d describe myself as a crafty ‘Rat bike’ award at the Long
who do fairs and festivals had to do road user and vehicle artisan. I make all sorts – lead- Drop Rally in Duntroon.

PHOTOS: SEAN WALLER


around the country. regos on the computer and I lights, leather wrap belts, hats, Do I always wear these clothes
I travelled with them doing would get all wound up over it cards. I love leather and metal. or do I own some trackpants?
a bit of apple picking and − I don’t do computers. I’m not My partner Pete is a metal I do, but I only wear them when I
other seasonal work before I a complete Luddite, but they man; he’s an engineer by trade. go to the gym. I’m getting older
moved back just irk me. He snuck up on me at a shop. now. You have to start looking
to Paeroa to I moved I was talking to a friend who after yourself!” #
help Mum to Oamaru was in the shop with him. She As told to
when my sister, in 2011 and had a little K Bedford bus Julie Jacobson

Purple’s creations
are works of art
from the heart.
Quick-fire:
When are you happiest?
When I’m playing with colour
or wood or leather, when I’m
making things.
Who are three guests
from the present or past
you’d invite to dinner?
Film director Sir Peter Jackson,
he has a creative soul; Brian
Froud, a brilliant artist who

How illustrated Faeries and The


Goblins of the Labyrinth
and Lagertha from Vikings.
I live... What’s your pet peeve?
People photographing other
people’s original art. That’s
about protecting my artisans
who have worked really hard
to present something for sale.

FULL STEAMPUNK
AHEAD!
Purple shows
her true colours
PURPLE TAYLOR (54) IS A
STEAMPUNK ARTISAN AND
CRAFTER WHOSE STUDIO REALM
IS A TREASURE TROVE OF
JEWELLERY, CLOTHING AND ART

Purple’s studio is in
Oamaru’s Victorian
Precinct. It’s a town she
says suits her perfectly.

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FASHION GARDENING Pamela Wade finds a
Summer outfits that’ll Common mistakes to feathery surprise in the
survive the suitcase avoid in your backyard southwest of England
SLICES
nici WICKES
It’s that time of year
when all the berry
seasons collide –
strawberries and
raspberries show their

of heaven
last true colours, whilst plump
and juicy blueberries and
blackberries are just hitting
their prime.
Berry, berry nice!
Nici Wickes
FOOD EDITOR

Send your foodie thoughts BAKED GOODS


and questions to Nici: THAT ARE BERRY
nwickes@bauermedia.co.nz
DELIGHTFUL!

Nici’s note...
• When a recipe calls for
zest, add it in when the
beating is done as it gets
caught on the beaters and
you can lose half of it.

Blueberry, lemon & lavender loaf


MAKES ONE LOAF 2 tbsp each lemon zest at a time, beating between blueberries over the top. Lower
This loaf has such a delicate, and juice each and not worrying that it the temperature to 170oC and
buttery crumb and with just a 200g fresh blueberries curdles a little. Stir in the vanilla, continue baking for a further
hint of lavender to soften the ¼ cup icing sugar flour, baking powder, ground 30-35 minutes or until a skewer
lemon, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Few drops of lemon juice almonds and lemon zest and comes out with just a few
190g sugar and water juice. Make sure it’s well crumbs clinging to it. Cover with
2 tbsp fresh lavender, crumbled Lavender, to garnish combined but don’t overmix. foil during cooking if it darkens
150g butter, softened 1 Heat oven to 180oC fan bake. Lastly, fold in most of the too much. Cool in the tin
3 medium eggs Grease and line a large loaf tin. blueberries (dusted in a little before carefully turning out.
1 tsp vanilla extract 2 Briefly pulse the sugar and flour), saving a handful. 5 Mix the icing sugar with lemon
PHOTOS: TODD EYRE

90g flour, plus extra for dusting lavender in a food processor. 4 Gently scrape the batter juice and water to make a drizzle.
the blueberries 3 Cream the butter with the into your tin and bake for 20 6 When the loaf is cool, drizzle
½ tsp baking powder lavender sugar until light and minutes. Swiftly and gently over the icing and serve slices
110g ground almonds fluffy. Add in the eggs, one scatter the remaining garnished with lavender.

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Strawberry
poppy seed cake
MAKES ONE 20CM CAKE
End-of-season strawberries are
so jammy and sweet, they’re
perfect for baking with.
55g butter, softened
2
/3 cup caster sugar, plus
1 tbsp extra
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
3 tbsp poppy seeds
½ cup plain Greek yoghurt
½ tsp lemon zest
140g fresh strawberries,
quartered
1 Preheat oven to 180oC fan
bake with a rack in the middle.
Grease and line a 20cm
springform tin.
2 Beat the butter and 2/3 cup of
sugar until pale and fluffy, then
beat in the vanilla and egg.
3 Whisk together the flour,
baking powder, baking soda and
poppy seeds. Add these into the
mix in two batches, beating on
low and alternating with yoghurt.
Stir in the zest and half of the
strawberries until just combined.
Spoon the batter into the cake
tin. Arrange the last of the
strawberries evenly over top and
sprinkle with remaining sugar.
4 Bake for 35 minutes or until
golden and a skewer inserted
comes out clean. Cool for 10-15
minutes before ‘springing the
tin’. Cool completely before
transferring to a plate.

Nici’s note...
• In summer, store cakes
with fresh fruit in them in
the fridge (then bring to
room temperature to
serve) rather than chancing
mould appearing!
Nourish

Nici’s note...
• Cashew nut butter is
available in supermarkets
(try the spreads or organic
sections), but making your
own is easy. Soak 1 cup of
raw, unsalted cashews in water
overnight, drain well, then
process in a blender or food
processor with ¼ -½ cup
of water until creamy and
paste-like. You’ll need a
high-speed blender to get
a super-smooth texture.

Gluten Dairy
FREE FREE
Berry lemon cheesecake
SERVES 8-10 FILLING I used boysenberries and 4 Pour the mixture into the
Berries and lemon are a great 1 cup coconut cream more raspberries cake tin and chill until set –
match in this dairy-free take ½ cup cashew nut butter Mint leaves, to scatter about 2-3 hours.
on an old classic. (see note) 1 Heat oven to 180oC. Line 5 For the topping, bring the
BASE 3 tbsp lemon juice and grease a 23cm-deep raspberries, water and syrup to a
1 cup ground almonds Zest of 2 lemons tart or springform tin. simmer in a small pot. Mash the
¼ cup brown sugar 3
/4 cup coconut oil, melted 2 Mix all of the base ingredients raspberries and add chia seeds.
¼ cup cocoa powder 1
/3 cup honey or maple syrup together and press into your Leave to thicken and cool.
2 tbsp coconut thread 2 tsp vanilla extract prepared tin. Bake for 15-20 6 Spoon the berry topping over
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 2 tbsp nutrional yeast flakes minutes or until firm. Cool. your set cheesecake, still in the
1 tbsp flaxseed meal mixed BERRY CHIA TOPPING 3 While the base cooks, make tin. Chill for a further hour.
with 2 tbsp water 1½ cups fresh raspberries the filling by blending all of the 7 To serve, carefully remove the
½ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp water filling ingredients together in cheesecake from the tin, place
½ tsp baking soda 2 tbsp maple syrup a high-speed blender. Process on a serving plate and pile on
¼ cup plant milk (almond, soy, 3 tbsp chia seeds for 2-3 minutes or until the an assortment of fresh berries
rice, coconut) 1 cup assorted fresh berries – mixture is smooth and creamy. and mint leaves.

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um’s
K CH E N
Blueberry & white chocolate slice
MAKES 16-20 SQUARES Line a Swiss roll tin with
Packed full of fresh blueberries baking paper.
and with the lovely crunch of 2 Cream the butter, sugar and
pieces of white chocolate, vanilla until light and creamy,
this slice is a tasty treat. then beat in the eggs. Add the
250g butter flour, baking powder and white
1 cup sugar chocolate, mixing thoroughly.
1 tsp vanilla essence Add a little bit of either milk
3 eggs or yoghurt if too stiff. Scatter
2 cups flour the blueberries evenly on top
1 tsp baking powder and bake for approximately
200g white chocolate buttons, 20 minutes or until it springs
roughly chopped back to the touch.
Milk or yoghurt, as needed
1½ cups fresh blueberries
3 Serve either warm or cold.
You could also dust with icing Mum’s tip...
1 Heat oven to 180oC fan bake. sugar. This slice freezes well too. • Slices cook faster than cakes
so they’re great if you’re in a
hurry to fill the tins.

Nici’s note...
• I remember, my sis
ters
me
and I would come ho
h
from school and polis
s
off one of these slice
of Mum’s in one fell
swoop. Yum!
foodEXTRA

grilling
RECIPES TO TAKE
YOUR BARBECUE TO
THE NEXT LEVEL!

Korean beef & mushrooms


SERVES 4-6 1 In a large bowl, combine the
500g beef rump, trimmed, beef, mushrooms, onion, soy,
thinly sliced vinegar, sugar and oil. Mix well
300g mixed mushrooms, and set aside for 30 minutes.
roughly chopped 2 Preheat a barbecue plate
2 onions, cut into wedges on high. Stir-fry the beef in 3
1
/3 cup soy sauce batches for 3-4 minutes, being
¼ cup rice wine vinegar careful not to over-crowd the
¼ cup caster sugar plate. Push the cooked portion
1½ tbsp sesame oil to the side while repeating
1 butter lettuce, with the remaining mixture.
leaves separated 3 Serve the beef in lettuce
2 long red chillies, finely sliced leaves topped with sliced chilli.

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Eggplant & tomato salad
SERVES 4 with olive oil. Season with salt
1 large eggplant, peeled, and pepper to taste.
quartered 3 Barbecue the eggplant and
275g baby truss tomatoes garlic for 3-4 minutes each side
5 garlic cloves, skin on or until lightly charred. Transfer
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, to a wire rack.
plus 1 tbsp extra 4 Place the tomatoes on the
Salt and pepper, to season grill and barbecue for 1 minute
1 bunch parsley, leaves picked, or until slightly blistered.
roughly chopped 5 Roughly chop the eggplant
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar further. Peel the garlic and finely
1 Preheat a barbecue grill or chop. Transfer to a large bowl
char-grill on high. with the tomatoes, parsley,
2 In a large bowl, toss the balsamic and extra oil. Toss to
eggplant, tomatoes and garlic combine. Serve warm.
PHOTOS: ROB SHAW/BAUERSYNDICATION.COM.AU

Tip...
• Prepare ahead and store in an
airtight container in the fridge
without the parsley, balsamic and
extra oil. When ready to serve,
toss the eggplant mixture on
the barbecue plate for a few
minutes, transfer to a bowl and
toss with remaining ingredients.

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly 37


foodEXTRA

Tip...
• Sardines can also be cooked
directly on an oiled barbecue
plate, but will cook quicker, so
halve the cooking time.

Grilled lemon & thyme sardines


SERVES 4 a thyme sprig on the flesh
1 lemon, thinly sliced side of each sardine fillet.
6 sprigs fresh thyme, halved Drizzle with oil and sprinkle
12 sardines, scaled with chilli. Season. Place
and butterflied sardines on a wire grilling rack.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 Barbecue the sardines
1 dried chilli, finely chopped skin-side down first for 1-2
1 Preheat a barbecue grill minutes each side or until
or chargrill pan on high. cooked through. Serve
2 Place a lemon slice and straight away.

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Almond Crunch, and Strawberry & Coconut.

Breakfast Açaí Bowl 1 Place first four ingredients in a


SERVES 2
blender and blitz until smooth.
½ cup coconut water 2 Pour into a bowl and top with
1 frozen ripe banana granola, grapes and chia seeds.
1 cup frozen mixed berries Serve immediately.
2 tsp freeze-dried
açaí powder
1 cup (100g) Sanitarium™
Low GI Granola™ Strawberry
& Coconut
12 grapes, halved
2 tsp chia seeds
Edible flowers to garnish
(optional)

Pawpaw Bowl
SERVES 2
1 pawpaw
Juice of 1 lime
6 tbsp plain unsweetened yoghurt
¼ orange, peeled and sliced
½ cup berries, fresh or frozen
1 cup (100g) Sanitarium™
Low GI Granola™ Golden
Almond Crunch
2 tbsp mixed seeds
Mint leaves and edible
flowers to garnish (optional)

1 Slice pawpaw in half


lengthways. Scoop the seeds out
and discard. Squeeze lime juice
over both halves of pawpaw.
2 Divide yoghurt between
pawpaw halves. Arrange fruit on
top of yoghurt, then sprinkle over
granola and seeds. Garnish with
mint leaves and edible flowers
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*Glycaemic Index (GI) value = 53 (Strawberry & Coconut); 49 (Golden Almond Crunch).
**Compared to high GI foods when consumed prior to exercise, as part of a balanced diet.
weeklyFASHION
Heading away for a
long weekend? Dress
the part no matter
You
where you’re going.

Travel in style!
wea
Leigh Matheson
STYLE DIRECTOR
Getaway
essentials
OUTFIT IDEAS THAT
PACK A PUNCH BUT KEEP
YOUR SUITCASE LIGHT!

Island moments
Heading
d to one off the
h
islands off our coastline?
Do it in style in this tropical-
print tee from Farmers and
these linen culottes from
EziBuy for a sleek look.
• Pair with bold yellow
accessories, such as these
wedge espadrilles, to make
adventuring functional yet cool.

ZEST TOP $49.99 and BOSTON


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40 New Zealand Woman’s Weekly


Nautical chic
•seas,If embrace
’ t ki t th
the traditional
nautical trend. This jumpsuit
from Max fits the bill and has
a loose and comfortable feel.
• It’s styled here with some
straw accessories from Seed
Heritage, including this wide-
brim hat to protect you from
the sun and a bag big enough
for all you need.

JUMPSUIT $159.99 from MAX. HAT


$54.90 and BAG $54.90 both from
SEED HERITAGE. RING $14.99 from
COLETTE BY COLETTE HAYMAN.
SARA SNEAKERS $79.99 from EZIBUY.

Tip...
Blue stripes
are a classic
you simply
can’t go past.

City style
A stunningi statement dress
is required if you’re heading
to the city for a getaway. This
fabulous abstract animal-print
number from Portmans ticks
all the right boxes.
• Pair it, as here, with subtle
gold accessories for a timeless
combination that will work
for a variety of outings.

DRESS $189.99 from PORTMANS.


BANGLES $14.99 for set and BAG
$39.99 both from COLETTE BY
COLETTE HAYMAN. SHOES $59.99
from NUMBER ONE SHOES.
weeklyFASHION
Vineyard days
•to the
Tk b h i t le
vineyards this summer
in this off-the-shoulder maxi
dress from Farmers. The
shirred bodice is flattering,
while it drops from an empire-
height waist into a flowing skirt.
• Nude accessories, such as
a block heel so you don’t sink
in the grass, complete the
outfit perfectly.

IZABEL LONDON DRESS $89.99


from FARMERS. BAG $44.90 from
SEED HERITAGE. CUFF $14.99
from COLETTE BY COLETTE
HAYMAN. SHOES $59.99 from
NUMBER ONE SHOES.

Beach escapes
•alongWha promenade
h ’ lli
or having
lunch looking out across the
water, this tropical-print tiered
dress from Witchery is a winner.
• Style it, as here, with pops
of bright orange for a fun
summery ensemble that will
keep you in beach mode no
matter the weather.

DRESS $169.90 from WITCHERY.


BANGLE $16.99 from COLETTE BY
COLETTE HAYMAN. ACCESSORIES
BAG $59.99 and CAPTURE SHOES
$24.99 both from EZIBUY.

FIND IT
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HAYMAN (09) 815 1481
EZIBUY 0508 500 500
FARMERS 0800 327 637
MAX 0800 MAXSHOP
NUMBER ONE SHOES
0800 661 7463
PORTMANS 0800 769 327
SEED HERITAGE (09) 376 3850
WITCHERY (09) 523 1335

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SHAVE
The humble razor is still the most
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EPILATOR
Like speed-tweezing for your option of epilating in the
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weeklyBEAUTY
Your ageless beauty
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SPF

HOW TO
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SUNSCREEN
LINGO
WHAT IS IT? SPF stands
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
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How to prepare new
sheets, brighten up your
old white sheets and
clean your jewellery.

Cheat sheet! NaEn a’s


Wendyl Nissen RT RO
OUR GREEN GODDESS
RECIPES

LOW-FAT/LOW-SUGAR
TOASTED MUESLI

I
n the summer I always have
jars of this in my pantry as it
is a nutritious, quick breakfast

Fresh
that will provide you with so
much nutrition. I created this
recipe because I was weary of
fatty, sugar-laden cereals. It’s
also great to have on hand if
you have guests. Place a jar on
the table with milk, yoghurt and
fresh fruit, and brekkie is done!

START
You only need a little bit of
this muesli to fill you up, and it
contains good nutrients such
as Brazil nuts (one a day keeps
you loaded with selenium) and START YOUR
flaxseed or linseed (great fibre
and omega 3 sources). If you
SUMMER DAYS
grind up the linseed first, you’ll OFF RIGHT
get more nutrition out of them.
¼ cup olive oil

TIPS FOR
¼ cup liquid honey
½ cup apple juice
1kg wholegrain oats
1 cup pumpkin seeds
NEW SHEETS
1 cup sunflower seeds There’s nothing better than a
1 cup sesame seeds pair of brand new sheets on the
1 cup coarsely grated coconut
DID YOU bed, but first you must wash

KNOWblu?e
1 cup Brazil nuts, coarsely them as the manufacturers put
chopped additives on the sheets that
1 cup almonds, coarsely To intensify the have a heavy chemical load
chopped colour in your and make them quite stiff. Here
1 cup flaxseed (also known hydrangeas, bur y are some tips for preparing
as linseed) old steel wool near your brand new sheets before
2 tsp ginger powder the roots. you make your bed.
2 tsp cinnamon powder • Add ½ cup turpentine to the
Mix the olive oil with the liquid wash and continue as normal.
honey and top up with apple Dry on the line and there’ll be
juice. Place all the muesli no remaining turps smell.
ingredients in a bowl and coat • Put sheets in a bucket of cold
with the liquid, rubbing it into water to which you have added
the oats and nuts with your 50g Epsom salts. Stir a couple
hands. Put it in a large roasting of times with a wooden spoon,
dish (I need two) and toast in a then leave overnight. Rinse in
100oC oven for 1½ hours, stirring the morning and hang on the
frequently until golden brown. line to dry. You can also try 1
Store in an airtight container cup non-iodised salt instead
and prepare to love it. of Epsom salts.
READER LETTER OF THE WEEK
Dear Wendyl, your hands with some fresh
I recently inherited some breadcrumbs to make it shine.
jewellery from my mother, Or you can soak jewellery in
and some of it I would love a cup of warm water to which
to wear but it is very dirty. you have added 1 tsp baking
I don’t want to go to the soda. Leave to soak for 30 How was the party?
expense of getting it minutes, then rub gently with
Today 9:14AM
cleaned at the jeweller, a toothbrush before rinsing.
but I do know there are Diamonds and gold respond
But…
some ways you can clean well to a bit of toothpaste
Today 10:59AM
up jewellery at home. Do gently rubbed over the
you have any tips? jewellery with a toothbrush,
What?
Prue then rinsed. Pearls must be
Today 11:05AM
Dear Prue, treated very cautiously. Instead
Here are some lovely tips of the above, immerse them
Everyone got
I found in my old books. For in a tub of rice, give it a good
Today 11:07AM
gold jewellery, rub it between shake, then polish them.

Do you have a question or a tip for Wendyl? Email her at No!


nzww@bauermedia.co.nz with the subject line “Wendyl”. Today 11:08AM

So embarrassed
TRY THIS Today 11:08AM

USE CORKS FROM YOUR WINE


Should’ve…
BOTTLES TO CLEAN GLASS Today 11:09AM
AND MIRRORS. SIMPLY WIPE
OVER YOUR WINDOW OR
MIRROR AND USE A SOFT Today 11:09AM

CLOTH TO POLISH. THERE’S


NO NEED
TO USE ANY
WINDOW
CLEANING
LIQUID. Don’t get sick
this summer
BLUEING POWDER
The best thing about summer
Remember to:
is the long, hot, sunny days
Clean Wash hands, chopping boards, utensils
when you can get your sheets
and surfaces before and after handling
out and give them a good
raw meat.
blueing. In the old days, blue
dye was widely available but Cook Cook meat and poultry thoroughly,
these days you can’t get it. You until juices run clear.
add it to the final rinse and the
blue pigment swaps out the Chill Cover, separate (cooked and raw meat)
yellow or grey pigment that and chill in the fridge. Don’t leave food
sheets get after time. This works out for more than two hours. If in doubt
so well, you’ll be amazed. – chuck it out.
Mix 3 cups baking soda with
½ tsp Prussian blue pigment
(available at art stores). For
one set of sheets, dissolve foodsafety.govt.nzI ccc
2 tsp of this in a cup of warm
water, then add it to your final
rinse, making sure the bowl
is full before adding. For best
results, dry in direct sunlight.
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One of the key ways
to shed excess kilos is to
eat less food. However,
it’s easier said than
done, so here are
some tips to help you out.

Eat to live!
Donna Fleming
HEALTH EDITOR

is over
CURB THOSE EXTRA KILOS WITH
THESE SIMPLE TECHNIQUES

L
osing weight is not just a overall because it fills you up. came to desserts found that ADD A LITTLE SPICE
simple matter of eating less In one study, participants who those who used a teaspoon People who eat spicy food
food. Other factors come had a small bowl of soup before instead of a dessertspoon to tend to consume fewer calories.
into play, such as the type of their main course consumed serve and eat their pudding That is because the compound
food you eat, when you eat it, 20% fewer calories overall. consumed less. capsaicin, found in chillies and
how physically active you are And those who had a salad THINK SOLUBLE FIBRE hot peppers such as cayenne,
and your body’s ability to burn before tucking into a meal of Foods that contain helps to increase the amount
the calories you consume. pasta ate seven percent fewer soluble fibre are particularly of heat your body
Cutting down on portions is calories. Salads and soups are filling. That’s because this produces,
a good start – or at least eating a good choice because they compound holds more water, making you
less of the foods that contribute have a high water and fibre and in the digestive tract it burn more
most to weight gain. You don’t content and are generally low produces a thick gel that helps calories. According
have to cut down drastically on in calories. Just stay away from to slow digestion, adding to the to some research, including
what you eat – in fact, that’s not cream-based soups and try not feeling of fullness and helping it in a meal can also help
a good idea because it messes to drown your salad in dressing. to keep hunger at bay. reduce your appetite. In one
with your metabolism and can USE SMALLER PLATES Foods high in soluble fibre study, people who ate a spicy
leave you so hungry that you This really does work. It can include lima and kidney beans, appetiser consumed 190 fewer
end up bingeing on bad stuff. be hard to judge portion sizes, Brussels sprouts, avocado, calories during the meal than
But merely employing a few so when you dish up your food kumara, broccoli, pears, those who didn’t have the spice.
straightforward techniques to you’re more likely to pile a nectarines, apricots, carrots, DON’T FORGET PROTEIN
reduce the amount of calories larger amount onto your plate apples, flaxseed, chia seeds Many studies have shown that
you consume can lead to great if it’s big. One study found that and oatmeal. protein helps to make you feel
results, especially if you also people tend to fill 70% of their Increase your soluble fibre full. Research shows that when a
increase the exercise you do. plates with food, regardless of intake by: meal is at least 20-30% protein,
Here are some simple tips the size of that plate. If you use • Adding chia seeds or ground you’re more likely to feel full in
that can prove very effective. a plate that is 25cm in diameter, flaxseeds to smoothies, yoghurt the short and long-term, and
BEGIN YOUR MEAL WITH you can end up eating as much and cereal less likely to want to snack
SOUP OR A SALAD as a whopping 55% more food • Topping oatmeal with diced between meals. Opt for lean
Adding an extra course to than using one that is 20cm. apple or pear proteins, such as eggs, skinless
your meal may seem counter- Using smaller utensils can also • Adding beans to soups poultry, dairy, seafood and fish.
productive, but a low-calorie make a difference. A study of and salads Plant-based proteins include
entrée can help you eat less how much people ate when it • Snacking on fruit. beans, nuts and tofu.

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• a ai
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whenever she goes to her
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has come up with a novel way
to avoid that temptation:
“As I walk around the shops,
I make sure I suck on a ver y
strong aniseed lolly. They
leave such a strong taste in
your mouth that you know
there’s no point in having a DON’T GET DISTRACTED
treat because the taste will Ever found yourself eating in front of the TV only to look
be ruined. It works for me!” down at your empty plate and think, “Did I really eat all
• Marilyn reckons drinking of that?” Mindless eating is bad for you because you are
water before meals helped less likely to notice the signals your brain sends out when
her to lose 7kg. “I make sure your stomach is full. Curb this by getting into the habit
I have a large glass of water of doing nothing but eating (and chatting to your dining
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health&FAMILY
A
“ toxic relationship” is a with them, there’s a problem. Someone who seems incapable being there for you when
buzz phrase doing the • Communication is poor. Do of saying anything positive you really need it is a sign of
rounds, but what does they leave you in the dark all to you is the very definition an unhealthy relationship.
it mean and how do you know the time? Do you find yourself of toxic. • Changing your standards or
you’re in one? having to second-guess them? • Constant hostility. They may goals. Lowering your standards
No relationship is perfect, but Ask yourself why they may be seem angry with you and it because of another person’s
they should at least make you shutting you out. Is it to gain may feel that you can’t put influence, or letting go of goals
feel happy, respected, cared for the upper hand? a foot right. This is not about that have previously been
and secure. You should also feel • The drama never ends. Life is you, it is about them. important to you is a red flag.
free to be yourself. not meant to be smooth sailing • Control issues. If they insist It’s not always immediately
Toxic relationships make but constant ups and downs on calling the shots all the obvious that a relationship
you feel the opposite. Here are and associated histrionics are time and keep trying to assert has become toxic – this kind
some signs that a relationship not healthy for either of you. their power over you – for of behaviour can creep in
has gone down that path (and • You feel worthless. Constantly example, getting you to gradually. If you become aware
it doesn’t have to be a romantic putting you down and making do things they know you’re that there are issues such as
relationship – it could be with you feel useless – which can be not keen on – that’s not a those listed above, now is the
a friend, relative or colleague): done overtly or snidely – is not balanced relationship. time to do something about it.
• The other person takes and something a genuine friend or • They cut you off from friends If you feel that talking through
never gives. It should be a two- partner does. and family. Alarm bells should these problems may help,
way street, not all about them. • You can’t express how you ring if they discourage – or even initiate the conversation and,
• You feel drained. If you’re really feel, or can’t behave in a forbid – you from maintaining if necessary, seek professional
mentally and emotionally natural and comfortable way. your relationships with others. help. If not, it may be time to
exhausted after spending time • The negativity is non-stop. • Lack of support. Not pull the plug.

HOW DO YOU KNOW


IF YOUR RELATIONSHIP
IS POISONOUS?

Toxic shock
52 New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
weeklyGARDEN
We all make mistakes
– some of us more
than others. Lack of
time, lack of knowledge
and, in my case, lack of
judgement can be contributing
factors. So check out my A simple design drawing
definitive list of common can save mistakes in the
gardening mistakes to avoid garden, and give you
a point of reference
in the coming year. You’ll be all down the track.
sorted in five minutes – not.

M
y biggest gardening
Trial & error! mistake was probably
Lee Ann Bramwell buying a two-acre
GARDEN EDITOR block surrounded by a stream
in a valley in the subtropical far
north where sudden torrential
downpours are a fact of life –
ergo: flooding.
In three devastating floods,
I’ve lost much of the garden,
and neighbours downstream
are probably admiring some
of my precious plants from my
cedar recliners as we speak.
The upside is that, as Anne

Make no
of Green Gables used to say,
tomorrow is a day with no
mistakes in it yet. Sadly, this
scenario hasn’t stopped me
making the same mistakes

MISTAKE
more than once, but I think
I’m getting on top of it now.
And it means you get to
learn from my mistakes!
BAD PLANNING
Planning doesn’t just mean
writing a list of what you’re
going to get at the garden
centre. It means starting
COMMON GARDEN
ERRORS TO AVOID

If you have time, watering by


hose is the go. It’s good for the
plants, good for the environment
Ignore the plant label at and good for your state of mind.
your peril. This Albizia
julibrissin has trebled in
size in three years and is
now very difficult to trim.

54 New Zealand Woman’s Weekly


with a design to give you a good idea. Raise that blade. I have a tendency to buy happens that you lose
outdoor spaces that will It’ll help to conserve moisture something I like and plant motivation before the hole
function well and look in the soil and insulate against it regardless of the season. is big enough, and then bash
good. The entertaining the summer heat, and the To be fair, it’s usually not fatal, soil and root matter off the
area shouldn’t just end up grass will likely stay greener. but the plant is always much plant to make it fit. Naughty.
somewhere because there BAD WATERING slower to get going – and Dig a hole that is close to
happened to be enough The watering mistake I make we’re not just talking about twice as wide as the root ball
space. A plan will consider repeatedly is to avoid spending its first season. It might take of the plant. Shaking soil off
all the elements, including money on an irrigation system. a couple of years to catch up. the root ball or trimming it to
position, space, aspect, But I’m going to do it, honest. FAILING TO PLOT fit is not allowed, although you
access and viewpoints. In the meantime, I water I suspect real vegetable may loosen the roots a little.
It will also give you for the benefit of the plants gardeners have permanent There has to be enough
something to refer to a year and the environment by vege plots. Dabblers like me flat area in the bottom of the
or three down the track when shunning sprinklers in favour make a vege garden wherever hole for the root ball to sit flat
you’ve lost the plot about what of a watering can or hose. there’s a space in any one on the soil. Loosen up the soil
you were trying to achieve. The hose ensures that about season, or plonk a raised bin with a fork. Mix in some organic
IGNORING THE LABEL 90% of the water gets to down somewhere where it matter, such as compost or
Labels on garden centre plants the plant. Sprinklers? Only won’t be in the way. If you’re sheep pellets. Lower your plant
aren’t that detailed, but one 40-50% efficiency. Even a serious about growing your into the hole and make sure
thing they almost always include watering can is better. own vegetables on a long-term it will sit comfortably on the
is the likely height of the item If you like standing around basis, find the right spot, with bottom, and that the level
at maturity. I’ve often chosen doing nothing much (as I do), good sun, shelter and soil. of the soil when it was in its
to ignore this, or shrugged it you can make a personal water Create a vegetable plot that container will be the same once
off with a misguided, “Oh, we delivery via the hose to the root is the right size for your family. it’s planted. Fill the hole with
can keep it trimmed.” Don’t zone of each plant. If you get If it’s too large, it’ll be more planting mix and some soil from
be like me. If you want a shrub bored or need a cup of tea, work. And if you have a fluffy the excavation, tamp it down
or small tree that grows to 3m, turn the hose down a bit and brain, try to locate the vege gently, and wish it luck.
buy one that grows to 3m. It sit it on the root zone. It’ll glug garden fairly close to the house Job done!
will look better than a specimen water slowly in while you do and in clear view.
that’s constantly being hacked, something else for a wee while. Then you’ll Plant your vegetable garden
and it will save you lots of work. Keep up a good watering remember it’s close to the house where you can
SCALPING THE LAWN schedule and make sure you there, and that it see it and you’re more likely to
remember to weed and water.
The Partner and I frequently mulch your garden beds. It needs weeding,
argue about how short to makes a huge difference to feeding and
cut the lawn, but I win in the weeds, moisture retention watering regularly.
summer because it’s textbook and appearance. BIG PLANT,
stuff to leave the grass a bit PLANTING OUT OF SMALL HOLE
longer. Some people scalp SEASON OR TOO EARLY This so doesn’t
their lawns so they don’t have Here’s a mistake I make every work, but if you’re
to mow as often, but that’s not year. With shrubs and trees, in a hurry or the
soil is hard, it often

A watering can is more Long and lush is the lawn rule for
efficient at putting the hotter months, so raise your
water where it’s needed mower blade, protect grass from
than a sprinkler. heat and conserve moisture.

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heyJUDE... THE PET PROJECT: IT’S A LONG GAME

I
They say you should t’s hard to think of a life without pets. I’ve I was reminded recently about the benefits
never work with animals had a four-legged something around me my of pet ownership. Studies show they can
(or children!), but the entire life. There’s always been a dog, and decrease your stress, your blood pressure
same rules don’t apply sometimes other species – cats and guinea and your chance of allergies, and improve
to living with them. For pigs, an orphaned lamb called Basil at one your mood and socialisation. I’d agree with
allll th
the responsibility pets entail, point in my childhood, and my beloved two all those things. I meet the nicest people
the benefits of sharing your life horses back in my teens. I’ve loved them all. at the dog park and say a quick hello, and
with them are immeasurable. As I look at how my middle-aged cat deals no doubt there’s something thoroughly
with an exuberant seven-month-old puppy, I therapeutic about cuddling your cat or patting
Animal magnetism! live in hope that the dog will become a relaxed your dog. Plus, they always seem happy to see
Jude Dobson fellow fur friend for her to be around and love. you, regardless of how rubbish your day might
ADVICE There are glimpses. I catch them napping have been. Here’s to the animal therapists!
together in sunny spots, and there’s the odd And on that note, the park with a puppy’s
gentle lick of the cat’s head. I’m sure they’ll unbridled energy is calling. The cat will be
benefit from having each other in the family. pleased – the lovely sunny spot on the carpet
We just need one of them to mature a little! she was eyeing up will be vacant.

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We have a darling little cat who New Year, new home for the cat. of the time. They can only say, “No
lives next door. She is always Though let’s be honest, cats do Why not simply say that thanks.” Or they might say,
over at our place and even what they like anyway. You can’t she’s often at your house and “Okay, let’s see how it goes”, or
spends the night sometimes. fence them in like a dog, so it you just love having her there? even a blanket “yes”. Be careful
We try not to feed her, but she might be that the status quo And, with a new year starting, not to paint them as bad owners
is usually quite hungry and is continues. But if she’s a skinny you were reflecting on the (albeit they might be!), but rather
very skinny. Our neighbours wee thing, maybe they aren’t fact that the thought of not yourself as a crazy cat lady who
may not be paying her much giving her the care she needs having her visit would make has fallen for their feline.
attention. We would love to and she’s simply asking to you feel very sad. You really If they say yes, buy the food
take her on if the neighbour move to a new house, and miss her when she’s not there she loves, feed her up and get
finds looking after her a bit too waiting for you to provide the for company, and you thought her a fluffy bed, and I’m pretty
much. Should I say something human translation services. you’d be brave and ask whether sure the love from you and the
and risk offending them? As a fellow animal lover, they might possibly consider comforts of her new home will
Elaine I wouldn’t be very happy to rehoming her with you, and just make it a permanent move.

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D REGION: Hawke’s Bay
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your local community. short bushwalk takes you through native
At the weekend, set your forest abundant with kahikatea, totara,
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bush, along a beach or up a you reach the picturesque Tangarewai
hill. New Zealand has so many Stream. The prolific bird life includes tui
scenic tracks there’s sure to and bellbirds.
be some near you – start with
the easiest and work your TIP: If it’s a hot day, make sure you allow time for a dip
in one of the swimming holes along the way.
way up to a full-day tramp
To find out more, visit doc.govt.nz.
or an overnight excursion.
PHOTOS: MONCKTON WALKWAY RICHARD ASHURST (CREATIVE COMMONS), CABLE BAY WALKWAY COURTESY OF DOC.

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South
C ABLE BAY WALK WAY
TO POWER THROUGH
ISLAN
ANY ADVENTURE D REGION: Nelson
TERRAIN: Coastal walk with some bush
DISTANCE: 7.9km

1 TIME: 3.5 hours one way

Always take a small


Panoramic coastal views, swimming and
first aid kit, including snorkelling – what more could you want
sunblock, insect repellent from a day walk? The full walkway takes
and sticking plasters. three-and-a-half hours one way, but

2
there are shorter loop tracks at either
end that take only an hour or two.
Wasps can be a nuisance
TIP: This track passes through farmland,
in some areas, particularly so be respectful of livestock and leave
in summer. Carry gates open or closed as you found them.
antihistamine if you’re To find out more, visit doc.govt.nz.
allergic to their stings.

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Sunset is a
PAMELA WADE FINDS
crowd-pleaser CHARMS APLENTY IN KENT
at Whitstable’s
quaint seafront.

I
never thought “glamorous” With impeccable timing, just
was a word I’d use in Kent. as we walked past a wartime
I expected it to be pretty gun emplacement, a Spitfire
but domesticated – and then flew overhead, the clatter of its
the White Cliffs of Dover took engine evoking the Battle of
my breath away. Britain and, again, more drama.
Up close, the Arriving early on a brilliant It was a perfect moment.
famous White Cliffs summer’s day, we beat the bank In fact, our weekend in Kent
of Dover are even
more spectacular. holiday crowds to the track that was full of delights. We stayed
runs along the grassy top of the in a converted coach house
cliffs. Down below, the English attached to a sweet little country
Channel was doing a remarkable pub where the boss was Charlie
impression of the Pacific: clear, the terrier, and we cruised from
turquoise and sparkling. That one charming seaside town
was a treat in itself, but even to another. Deal, Ramsgate,
better were the cliffs themselves, Broadstairs, Margate – they
more than 100m high, brilliantly all had pretty sand or pebbled
white in the sunshine, sculpted beaches, or harbours full of
by the weather and – no colourful boats, surrounded by
other description would do inviting pubs and restaurants.
– dramatically glamorous. But best of all was Whitstable.
On our walk we found a It was gorgeous, a classic
lighthouse with a tea room at little old fishing port with a craft
its base, wild ponies grazing, market, art shops, cafés, stately
blackberries to pick, cheerful buildings, churches, a theatre
people walking shiny dogs and old pubs festooned with
and Dover Castle on the colourful hanging baskets,
skyline. It was all just lovely all humming with the holiday
and then it got even better. weekend. Down at the harbour
NOTES An insider’s guide to… Kent
WHERE TO STAY: The Haywain at Bramling coach
house is welcoming and comfortable. Saturday
night karaoke is taken very seriously.
MUST DO: Get lost as you drive around. Then you’ll
come across delights such as pretty little Eynsford,
or Fordwich, Britain’s smallest town.

it was even busier, with cute from Canterbury across the Museum spanning 500 years
fishing boats reflected in the lovely Kent Downs. It’s had of canine neckwear.
water, and quaint rows of tall, many incarnations since it was Out in the extensive gardens,
narrow huts converted into built 900 years ago, most of there’s an elaborate maze, a
restaurants and art and craft them at the hands of women, grotto, and all sorts of other
shops. Mussels and oysters are from Catherine of Aragon all amusements, plus a birds of
big there and, at harbourside the way up to Olive, Lady Baillie, prey centre featuring dozens
stalls, old men in long white who renovated it in the 1920s. of feathery creatures from a
aprons were cracking shells Surrounded by a moat, it’s as cute kestrel all the way up to
open with professional ease. lovely inside as it is impressive a Russian eagle. For me, Stella
Along the seafront, people outside, and there’s history here, the magnificent Siberian eagle
lay in the shade of wooden both major, from Henry VIII owl was the star, but honestly,
breakwaters, or got sociable to Northern Ireland peace glamour is everywhere in Kent.
at the Old Neptune pub right talks, and minor, a Dog Collar You just have to look.
beside the pebbly beach, or Clockwise from above:
Leeds Castle’s distinctly
sat on the edge of the harbour feminine interior; Stella
wall, hopefully dangling fishing the owl; and the fortress’
lines. Parents paddled with picturesque moat.
their children near a fishing boat
listing in the low-tide shallows.
And then the sun set in glorious
red and orange, to the universal
delight of the audience scattered
along the seashore.
Not all of Kent’s treasures
are on the coast. We ventured
inland to visit Leeds Castle
which, confusingly, is nowhere
near Leeds, but a 35km drive
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Trivia given. Start by filling in these ones


and build the words in the grid
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to animals and who embarks on a mission to
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21 Kinshasa far isolation
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hunting tours (7)
11 12
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with half a wig (7)
25 Got with a wireless
reception (9)
13 14 15 16 17 26 She is envied, oddly (3)
27 Yet it is not a movie about
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Churchill (7,4)

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the viewing tanks (9)
3 Children con Trevor with
21 22 23 24 a hostile meeting (9)
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5 & 20dn Capital is down
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27ac & 5dn & 20dn change and gets too
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ACROSS 17 A true coin needed
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9 5 7 4 numbers 1 to 9 so 9 Bateau has no bat 20 See 5 Down
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5 3 4 9 3 x 3 block contains coming to nothing (3,6) 23 A pile of hay found in
all the numbers 11 Sport icon found in the ship’s funnel (5)
1 5 3 from 1 to 9. the porch (7) By Jim Greenfield
2 12 I kip too in this town (7)
13 Some of the hayloft Russians
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them and when you couple days to yourself and some belongs to
expect it; now it’s time and can do precisely others. Of course, your
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or within a competitive environment. Most of the shops, fossick for unusual things, read a leaves some friends feeling as though you
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that is what life should be like. Enjoy it. two people you introduce is on the cards. get you any thanks.

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shortBLONDE
KERRE McIVOR

Private
DANCER SOME THINGS ARE BETTER DONE
WHEN NOBODY’S WATCHING

F
inally, finally the call came. weekend, I allowed myself to I’d know what I was doing.
Well, not so much a call dream. I dared to believe that People seem to make
as a text. It came while a professional dancer – I was lifelong friends when they
I was having lunch with an old hoping for Jonny or Aaron go on as well – and who
friend and although I don’t like – could take this stocky little doesn’t want to make
responding to my phone when body, one that was strong and more friends? Previous
I’m with my friends, somehow efficient but hardly elegant, competitors have raved
I knew this one was important. and make it a thing of grace and about how much they
The ping of the text alert beauty. That me, Kerre Maree enjoyed it, and every
seemed portentous. So McIvor, who’d never had so time I’ve been asked to
I excused myself and opened much as one single ballet do something out of the
my messages. lesson, who had learned the ordinary – a marathon for
And there it was. A short Gay Gordons in time for instance, or writing a book,
text asking if I’d consider the Sacred Heart/St John’s or climbing Kilimanjaro – I’ve
putting up my hand to join the school ball and that was it, done it and it’s turned out to
cast of Dancing with the Stars. would be able, at the end be an incredible experience.
It was a dream come true. Other of three months, to call herself But then reality kicked in.
reality shows have asked me to a dancer. This was a fantasy. A glorious,
participate in the past and I’ve I saw myself in bejewelled long-held fantasy. And just like
had no trouble saying no to chiffon gowns, floating around the fantasy of me and George
them. Celebrity Treasure Island? the dance floor in the arms of a Clooney on the shores of Lake
No thank you. The last thing handsome man. I imagined an Como, it should stay in my
the nation needs is to see me exuberant jive and a sexy tango. head. I probably wouldn’t be
in a bikini, abandoned on an Camilla and Julz, and even the brilliant. I’d probably cry when
island and deprived of creature caustic and beautiful Rachel, Rachel criticised me. I’d be
comforts. Hangry Kerre is not would rise as one and applaud exposed as a fraud. And yes,
a nice person. me before giving me perfect 10s. while I have always wanted to
But Dancing with the Stars! The glitter ball would be mine! learn to dance, there’s a far
I’ve watched the show since it I was setting myself up easier way than doing it in front
first screened. It’s my one guilty for a future in which the very of the eyes of a nation. I could
pleasure. I love seeing the men next time a man approached sign up for private lessons, as
and women transform, to face my husband and asked I’ve been saying I’ll do for years,
the very real fear of looking like “Permissio?”, I’d be able to take and bring the same level of
a fool on TV, and to overcome to the dance floor and wow him. commitment and training that
those fears and become dancers. Admittedly, it’s only happened I would as one of the cast.
I squeaked in excitement the once, about 20 years ago So, on the Monday, I returned
and told my mate, who was very when we were holidaying in the text and declined with
supportive. The Irishman was Cuba, and there have been regret. Very real regret. And
less supportive but then he’s not no further requests, but still, signed up for dance lessons
a fan of the show. The entire the next time it happened, the very same day.

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MAN in the house
COLIN HOGG

Not okay,
BOOMER
WHEN DID THE GENERATION
GAME GET SO AWKWARD?

I
’ve never held out many hopes now set on living out our later
for my older age, but one of years staying on shamelessly in
them might have been that our over-sized, over-priced houses
I’d get a little respect. Perhaps in the middle of town and taking
for the idea that my generation holidays around the world on
has left the world a better place cruise ships the size of cities.
than we found it, perhaps because Not me, I hasten to add. I’m
we’ve made things a little easier not even sure I have a place to call
for those coming on behind. Or home. We’re between over-sized,
maybe just because we’ve been over-priced houses, having sold
nice to have around. the Wellington one while not
But no, that isn’t how it’s turning yet having found a new one back
out for me and my fellow baby in Auckland – where it will most
boomers. And, while we’re at it, definitely be over-priced, though
I do not like that “baby boomer” possibly under-sized and not in
phrase, not one little bit, and not the middle of town.
just because these days those two We’re in the process of adjusting
words often come out of younger our expectations ahead of our
people’s mouths sounding like return, though I’m pleased to
an accusation. I didn’t ask to be a discover we’re going against the
baby boomer, to be born between trend, with more and more people
1946 and 1964 – which makes it an looking at relocating from the
awfully big generation. city to somewhere smaller with a
I grew up not even knowing I was farmers’ market and easy parking.
a baby boomer, mainly because And good on them, but the
the term wasn’t actually invented small-town life isn’t for me. I’m
until 1970, when it was first used in looking forward to being back in
a newspaper article in America to Auckland’s steamy madness and
describe the massive increase in slow-motion traffic. I can’t wait to
births after World War I. not find a park in Ponsonby and
The next generation after we turn up late (“sorry, traffic”) for
baby boomers was labelled every meeting and dinner date.
Generation X and ran until the I’ve loved Wellington, but it’s
late 1970s, when they were over. I won’t miss the wind but
replaced by Generation Y, or I will miss almost everything else,
the millennials, who are the especially the people. I was at a
ones who seem to pick most dinner party just the other night
on we poor old baby boomers. and the news of our coming
They say we’ve made a frightful departure was out.
mess of everything, especially “So you’re leaving?” several
the housing market and the of them greeted me in tones
price of milk, not to mention the that made me feel a bit sad and
environment. And having spent a bit guilty, though I’m not sure
our lives ruining the world, we why. I’d been hoping this could
awful boomers are apparently be an amicable separation.

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nment REVIEWS

FILM

LITTLE WOMEN
FILM
RATING G
Director Greta Gerwig takes
on Louisa May Alcott’s classic
novel Little Women, and her
retelling is sure to be a hit
with lifelong fans as well as
those who’ve never read it.
Greta gathered an all-star
cast, including Meryl Streep,
Laura Dern, Emma Watson and
Saoirse Ronan to portray the
March family, but it’s up-and-
comer Florence Pugh whose
performance as youngest sister
Amy steals the show. She

DROP
moves masterfully between
innocent girl and blossoming
young woman. An unmissable
story filled with love, friendship,
heartbreak and sisterhood.
Bombshell is in Rebekah Hebenton

the bomb cinemas from


January 16.
AAAAA

AN UNRECOGNISABLE CHARLIZE TV
THERON PLAYS AGAINST TYPE

H
ollywood heavyweights then one of the biggest stars
Charlize Theron, Nicole on the network, who stunned
Kidman and Margot America when she spoke out.
Robbie have teamed up to tell Charlize admits she initially
the true story of the women struggled to portray the anchor
who brought down former because of their political
head of Fox News Roger Ailes. differences. “I was somewhat
Bombshell was double duty averse to who she was.” Season six of Grace
for Charlize as she served as But it was an origin story, of and Frankie hits
both star and producer on what sorts, that needed to be told.
GRACE UNDER FIRE
Netflix this week.
she calls “a dream job”. “A lot of those women
“I won the lottery on this don’t like calling themselves J
Jane F
Fonda
d and d Lily
Lil TTomlin
li are Ever
E theth activist,
ti i t JJane (82) h
has
one,” the 44-year-old says. feminists,” she says. “Megyn returning for the penultimate been using her time between
“We’ve had this conversation hates the word ‘feminist’. And season of their hit show Grace shooting to protest climate
about how rare it is where yet here they are, they’re the and Frankie. change in the US capital.
you get to work with so many ones that kind of catapulted us After Grace (Jane Fonda) “There is a collective crisis,
women… to not just see them into this moment where we’re revealed in season five she requires collective action,”
on a red carpet but to have a having a serious conversation secretly married Nick (Peter she says. “I decided to use
working experience with them.” about the nuance and the grey Gallagher), the ladies must my celebrity to try to raise
TEXT: REBEKAH HEBENTON

In 2016, the network boss of sexual harassment.” adjust to their new lives now the sense of urgency.”
was fired after more than 20 Charlize is proud of the film’s they’re no longer a twosome. Jane is also enlisting her
women accused him of sexual message. “When women come There’s also a rumour of a long- celebrity friends, with Lily (80)
harassment. In the film, Charlize together and unify, they’re so anticipated cameo from their joining her at a protest over
plays journalist Megyn Kelly, much stronger.” 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton! the holiday period.

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readingCORNER

Spooky!
PRESENCE
Nicky Pellegrino
BOOKS EDITOR

tense!
THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT LOO BOOK CLUB
T DISCUSSION
his feels like the wrong in the phenomenon and mounts the sisters’ relationship.
season to read a ghost an investigation. They spend There are lots of characters
story, as they somehow much of the summer at Iron to keep track of in the two Don’t miss out on the
seem to belong in cold, dark Sike Farm observing the two halves of the story and while Weekly’s new book club.
places. But this one kicks off haunted girls, with the help of a the pace is sometimes a bit This month we are reading
during the famously long, hot local newspaper photographer. too unhurried, I really enjoyed an apocalyptic drama about
UK summer of 1976 and is no A second strand of the being haunted by The Wayward climate change, The End of
less atmospheric for it. story is set in the present Girls. It kept me on the edge the Ocean by Maja Lunde
The Corvino family is renting day when another group of of my seat and was just the (HarperCollins, RRP $37.99).
Iron Sike Farm on the Yorkshire researchers sets up camp in right amount of chilling. Sign up at womansweekly.
moors. It seems an ideal place the now abandoned farmhouse co.nz/bookclubsignup.
to raise kids but Cathy Corvino’s to see if they can pick up on Meanwhile, here’s this
artistic husband has had to go any supernatural activity. week’s discussion point:
away to find work, so she has Loo is now an adult and • The main characters in
been left to cope alone. reluctant to revisit the past this book, Signe and David,
Sisters Bee and Loo hear it and face up to what happened, are both quite flawed.
first, a strange knocking in the but soon it becomes apparent Did you like them?
walls. Soon there is other weird she doesn’t have a choice.
stuff; hailstorms of glass marbles The suspense builds insistently
in the rooms, unseen hands as the action moves back and WEEKLY
pinching skin, furniture moving forth through time. Nothing is BOOK CLUB
by itself, items mysteriously quite what it seems and there Email yo ur thoughts,
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ok Club,
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St,
researchers becomes interested whole thing is o f th e Auckland 1141
WEEK The Wayward Girls by Amanda
Mason (Allen & Unwin, RRP $32.99).

About the author… Amanda Mason


She used to be a teacher and has about it, the more I wondered what
always loved writing and directing effect that would have on someone’s
plays. She started writing fiction life, and what it might be like to have
seven years ago at the age of 50. to go back and face those ghosts all
She lives in north England and over again.”
this is her first novel. I wanted to be a novelist because…
The Wayward Girls was inspired “It made sense of the bedlam in my
by… “The 1970s fascination with head. I have a very lively imagination,
psychic phenomena. I had a vague and constantly play with scraps of
memory of the Sunday newspapers dialogue and ideas for characters
running splashy headlines about and scenes. When I started writing
very ordinary families in ordinary novels it felt natural. It’s not easy and,
homes who nevertheless claimed like every other writer I know, I can
there was something supernatural struggle with it – but I was absolutely
going on. I began to wonder what it willing to work very hard for as long as
might be like to be the focus of that it took. I became very determined,
kind of attention. The more I thought very ambitious. It just felt right.”

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THE
GOLDEN
GLOBES
2020

Golden
GLOW
Clockwise: Tom
Hanks and Rita
Wilson brought the
heart, Ricky Gervais Meryl saved
the humour, and Helen from
Sandra Bullock and a wardrobe
Jennifer Aniston malfunction
the love. backstage
(inset, right).

T
he stars came out glittering for
the Golden Globes, the first big
party of the awards season.
But while the eyes of the world were
on the shiny statuettes and their new
owners, who included Renée Zellweger,
Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, Taron
Egerton, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt, it
was the candid moments behind the
scenes that lit up social media.
Like Dame Helen Mirren getting into
a fix backstage in her gown and none
other than Meryl Streep sweeping in
to rescue her. And Beyoncé and Jay-Z
slinking in late, hoping no- one would
notice their bodyguard smuggling in
two bottles of expensive Champagne!
True to form, nice guy Tom Hanks
brought the emotion, with the eight-
time winner choking up as he accepted
the coveted Cecil B DeMille Award.
Patricia
Arquette
and Ellen
DeGeneres
(left) both
took
home globes.

Above: Toni Collette’s Bond girl


moment with Pierce Brosnan.
Right: Brad Pitt won his third
Golden Globe, and dashed
hopes for fans of Team Jen
by declaring to a reporter
that single ex-wife Jennifer
was just “a good friend”.

Jennifer and her pals Kristin


Hahn and Reese Witherspoon
sprung Beyoncé and Jay-Z
smuggling in bubbles. The
price of their silence? A
cheeky glass each.

Kiwis come
out at night:
Taika Waititi
caught up
with Henry
Winkler and
Jason Momoa;
Anna Paquin
(left) arrived
with hubby
Stephen Moyer.
4 4
/10
10 9
/10
SALMA HA
AYEK CATE BLANCHE
ETT
This Gucci dress could barely The Ocean’s 8 star is known
contain the ample e assets of the for her daring fashion cho oices, DAME HELEN
age-defying actress. Her luscious but even she couldn’t ma ake
locks and stunnin jewels were this work. With its paper MIRREN
the saving graces this look lantern sleeves and rhineston When doesn’t Helen look
that didn’t quite hit the mark. bra, it’s a bit too much for us. great? The 74-year-old
exuded old Hollywood
glamour in her Dior gown
and more than $4 million
worth of jewels.

7
/10
CHARLIZE
THERON
We’re green with envy!
Only a Bombshell like
Charlize could make this
Dior couture gown look
so sophisticated.

8
/10 9
/10
OLIVIA COLMAN RENÉE ZELLWEGER
The Crown actress was as regal The Judy star was dressed for
as they come in Kiwi designer success in this stunning Giorgio
Emilia Wickstead’s bespoke, Armani frock. Her Golden Globe
red creation as she took home ended up being the perfect
yet another statue. accessory too!

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THE
GOLDEN
GLOBE
ES
2020

FROCK
OF THE
NIGHT!
/10
8

REESE
WITHERSPOON
The actress and producer
kept it sweet and simple in
this asymmetric dress. While
it’s not the most exciting, she
certainly looks amazing in it.

7
/10
JENNIFER
LOPEZ /10
10
Someone tell J-Lo that
Christmas is over! Love it
or hate it, you can’t deny
that this Valentino number
NICOLE
is bold and unforgettable. KIDMAN
The Aussie beauty may
not have won on the
night, but she’s always a
winner in our eyes. The
statuesque star was as
elegant as ever in this
strapless Versace gown.

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A big congratulations to Cameron Diaz and Benji
Madden (40), who surprised Hollywood last week
with the news that they’re parents! The Charlie’s
Angels star and Good Charlotte rocker revealed
their joy at now being mum and dad to daughter
Raddix, who was born just before New Year’s Day.
It’s believed Raddix was either adopted or carried
by a surrogate, as new mum Cameron (47) was
spotted in late November with a very flat tummy.
The couple won’t say any more about their little
one other than, “She has inst
our h om eted our family.”

Cameron & Benji’s


Rad news!
SECURITY BREACH
H l d ’ ,
but 2020 hasn’t quite got off to the start
ADELE Sir Rod Stewart wanted! The singer and his
TURNS THE son Sean (39) were charged with battery
TABLES! after a scuffle at a Palm Beach hotel. The
75-year-old told police he was trying to get
his grandchildren access to a private event
the hotel was holding, but was stopped by
security. Sean is then alleged to have
shoved a security guard, with Rod allegedly
punching him in the ribs. The duo will
appear in court on February 5.

British songstress
Adele (31) has
undergone quite
the transformation
since embracing
the single life! The
star flaunted her
incredible 20kg
weight loss during a
holiday to Anguilla.

Okay, technically it’s a


paddleboarding former
president, but there’s
no denying Barack
Obama (58) looked
very cool hanging 10
during his holiday in
Hawaii, despite falling
off just moments later!

Simply oarsome!
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MIAMI
ON THEIR
MIND!
Former supermodel Cindy
Crawford (53) and tequila

A MEAL
mogul husband Rande Gerber
(57) made quite the pair as they
strolled down a Miami beach. It

OF A YEAR seems they may be interested


in moving to the southern state,
with the pair spotted checking
A cheerful Jamie Oliver (44) happily out a condo earlier in the day.
posed for photos with fans outside
the Good Morning America Studios
in New York City last week. It was a
tough year for Jamie in 2019 after
the collapse of his restaurant
empire, with news emerging last
week that more than $160 million
owed to creditors will be lost.

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Head over
heels: The
model and
the media
mogul good-
humouredly
swept each
other off
their feet.

Caribbean queen!
IF YOU’VE GOT IT, FLAUNT IT!

F
ormer supermodel Jerry (88) indulged in a good book
Hall did just that on a – Utopia for Realists – and then
holiday to Barbados. With the couple took to the ocean
husband Rupert Murdoch in once more.
tow, the beauty lent a helping Jerry and Rupert are regulars
hand to the media giant as on the small Caribbean island
he battled through the waves, – and this break is a reprieve for
before the pair retired to the Rupert, who suffered numerous
shore for a bit of rest and health issues in 2019, including
relaxation. While Jerry (63) pneumonia and a reported fall
soaked up some rays, Rupert on his son Lachlan’s yacht.

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