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Editor’s Letter
On the eve of my 40th birthday, someone I know and love sent me l a message. It read, i“Enjoy the final victory lap of your 30s, life will never be the same again.” It was sent in jest, a lighthearted jab at a significant moment that has always been
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Play It Again, Pat
‘Not bad for an old girl who hasn’t had her ivories tinkled for a while,” said Max. “Why thank you,” I gushed. “He means the piano,” said the MOTH (Man Of The House). “Not you!” Max and Reg were big blokes. They carried the piano to our living room
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Green Sauces For Using Up Tired Herbs
MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP. Stir through noodle salads or serve with seafood or rice paper rolls. In a food processor, place 1 cup (50g) coriander leaves and stems, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 garlic clove, 1-2 long green chillies, 2 tablespoons fish sauc
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Quick Fire
My go-to karaoke song is... Anything by Celine Dion. The woman I admire most in the world right now is… Mavis Staples. My fondest childhood memory is… Summer holidays at Wasaga Beach, Canada, with my family. If I could star in anything, it woul
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Three Things I Love In This Issue
I always feel so inspired when I read about our Kiwi entrepreneurial spirit. The glamorous Hotel Grand Windsor in central Auckland was the perfect backdrop for our stunning Renee Wright shoot. This is a great interactive exercise to get more in tun
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Summer OF STYLE
Punchy brights and soft blooms will have you set for summer. Khaki and neutrals are perfect to pack for a weekend away. Opt for soft, ladylike pastels for a touch of seaside glamour. Channel Brigitte Bardot with classic seaside stipes and playful
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
What To Do With Egg Whites
MAKES 2 Make these classic whiskey sours using two leftover egg whites. Make a sugar syrup by dissolving 1 ½ tablespoons caster sugar in 1 ½ tablespoons warm water. Pour 120ml whiskey (or use bourbon or brandy) into a cocktail shaker along with 45ml
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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ
Editor-at-Large Sarah Henry Editor Sebastian van der Zwan Art Director Mirella Monteiro Designers Demelza Callesan, Archie Blohm, Bela Trussell-Cullen Chief Sub-Editor Denise Bowden ADVERTISING Sales Director Rachel McLean Commercial Brand Manager Br
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min cititeDesign
Fashion News
The world-famous crystal brand celebrates 125 years of craftsmanship with a new collection paying homage to its rich legacy. Back in 1895, when Swarovski was founded in Wattens, Austria, the family-owned business vowed to take on the world with its d
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ3 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Layer Upon Layer
PREP AND COOK TIME 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES (+ REFRIGERATION & COOLING TIME) The trick to cutting a spectacular layered cake like this is to ensure that it is refrigerated for a few hours to allow the shortbread to soften slightly. Choose a good sharp kni
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Emmys In Isolation
Jennifer Aniston (centre) left the Emmys when she was done presenting, but she and friends Lisa Kudrow (left) and Courteney Cox (right) made the night special by watching the ceremony together. Emmy presenters donned hazmat suits and went to the hom
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ4 min cititeBiology
Natural Wonders
Throughout history, what we deem beautiful is essentially a reflection of our values. So, not surprisingly, the postpandemic-lockdown world has left an indelible mark on the beauty-scape, prompting a shift from the superficial to a more-than-skin-dee
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Baking Made Easy
There’s something about baking that makes it one of the most rewarding parts of a cook’s repertoire. And while baking takes time, care and plenty of patience, the skills involved can easily be learned. The Australian Women’s Weekly Baking Class takes
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In Brief NEWS BITES
RUTH BADER GINSBURG was born into a world where women were not seen as equal to men, and worked her whole life to change that. She laid the foundation for gender equality, case by case, starting with a lawsuit that demonstrated that sex discriminatio
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BEST FOOT forward
Since early humans developed the ability to walk upright, our feet have performed one of the most important functions of our entire body. They need to be strong enough to absorb the shock of our weight with each step; nimble enough to perform intrica
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Scents Of Summer
Making potpourri is easy, fun and cheap! Line the base of a roasting pan with greaseproof paper. Pick the leaves, petals and buds from gathered herbs and flowers. Scatter on the tray, along with thin slices of citrus fruit, and place in the oven at
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A Magic Milestone “I’ve Found Myself At 40”
Don’t get Renee Wright wrong – she really loves this stage of her life. It’s just that she can’t quite believe she has reached it already. The TVNZ weather presenter has celebrated two milestones recently. First the 10th anniversary of her marriage t
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min cititeDesign
Q What’s Worse For Our Feet: Flip-flops, Ballet Flats Or High Heels?
Turns out, all three are problematic. “We don’t like being the fun police, but sometimes we have to be!” Katrina says. “If you’re buying a flat shoe, get one that has a nice contoured support throughout the arch. Really high heels can increase the pr
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ4 min cititeArchitecture
Luxe For Less
That grand renovation is on most people’s domestic bucket lists, but the funds to make it happen are far less frequently available. Still, according to Sydney-based interior designer Shilpa Mohan (sjsinteriordesign.com.au), there are some easy ways t
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DAWN FRENCH “I Always Just Wanted To Be Happy”
Dawn French lets out a throaty hoot of laughter as she describes her latest project, which will reunite her and comedy partner Jennifer Saunders on screen for the first time in three years. The award-winning stars were cast by the legendary actor and
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Footloose
1. Sitting in a chair, raise your left foot up to rest on your right thigh. Using your fingers, stretch your big toe up, down and to the side. Remain in this position for 5 seconds; repeat 10 times. 2. Repeat with your right foot. 1. Sitting in a cha
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Home Hints
To make hydrangeas a more intense blue (or change them from pink to blue), dissolve 1 tablespoon of alum in 3.5 litres of water and sprinkle into the soil every 3-4 weeks over spring and summer. A large carrot, grated into your Christmas cake batter,
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Royal Insider
The look on Princess Charlotte’s face when she spied her hero, Sir David Attenborough, in her own backyard was priceless. The five-year-old clutched her face with both hands on her cheeks in unabashed delight, and if there had been a soundtrack to th
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ6 min cititePsychology
Tap Into Your Intuition
As a trained intuition coach, I like to think of intuition as the wise, guiding voice within that tells us to chase after our wildest dreams – whether to move halfway around the world, start that creative business you’ve been drawn toward for so long
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About The Author
Richard Flanagan is one of the most versatile and important voices in contemporary Australian fiction. He has won a plethora of literary awards, including the Man Booker Prize in 2014 for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, inspired by his father’s ex
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Samoan Screen Queen
Sima Urale’s childhood was, in her words, “very National Geographic”. She grew up in Samoa’s sleepy Fagamalo village, running naked and swimming with turtles. “There was no electricity – we cooked over an open fire. It was wonderful,” she recalls. “T
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Six Steps To PELVIC FLOOR Strength
As a pelvic floor physiotherapist, Lori Forner works with women who are experiencing the all-too-common problem of incontinence. It’s a crucial role as keeping the pelvic floor – which acts as a hammock to support your uterus, bladder, small intestin
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Storytime
In 1865 Clorinda leaves Dublin, clutching her deceased mother’s ruby necklace bequest. In hoity-toity English spa town Bath, she refuses the pawn shop’s offer and, renting a posh hat, sells her heirloom in a society jeweller. Reinventing herself as a
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ5 min cititeDesign
Keeping it IN THE FAMILY
It was no surprise that Beatrice Joblin followed her mother into the thespian world. Bea and her older sister Zoe grew up visiting their actor mother Geraldine Brophy in theatre wardrobes, and on TV and film sets. Sitting in their family home in Naen
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min cititeDiet & Nutrition
Five More To Try
It may seem counterintuitive, but getting enough fluids helps us maintain digestive health. Those fluids shouldn’t include an excess of caffeinated beverages or alcohol, as these irritate the bladder. Eating the recommended amount of fruits, nuts
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