Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lecture
Animal Kingdom
After a devastating summer of bushfires, a bundle of joy has arrived at the Australian Reptile Park with the birth of the first koala joey of the season. Keepers named him Ash, saying he was a sign of hope for the future of Australia’s native wildlif
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ9 min de lectureSociety
Fearless
Put Amal Clooney and Maria Ressa in a room next to each other, and you might think them an odd couple. The willowy Amal, at 1.74 metres tall, is as well known as a style icon and wife to actor George Clooney as for her work as a leading international
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lecture
DID you KNOW?
THAT SKIN CAN BE IRRITATED BY SENSITIVITIES TO SPICES? YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO TOMATOES OR CITRUS BUT CINNAMON, CLOVES, FENUGREEK, CORIANDER, GARLIC AND VANILLA CAN HAVE A SIMILAR EFFECT ON SOME PEOPLE, WHETHER EATEN OR HANDLED
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min de lecture
4 Eco-savvy Children’s Books
Marine biologist Deborah’s story of a mother dugong teaching her baby calf how to pull up tasty seagrass from underwater meadows at the bottom of the ocean, carries a solemn message. As humans ditch rubbish into the sea, the cloudy water snatches the
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lecture
Grand Artist’s Final Bow
ONE OF THE MOST ambitious artists of the 20th century, Christo Javacheff, has died. A refugee who was renowned for monumental art installations, Christo is famous for wrapping monuments and the natural world in fabric. He used 40,000 metres of golden
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ5 min de lecturePsychology
The Friendship Cure
Gillian and Liz have been friends for two decades. They met at university, when they were asked to read aloud a scene from Harold Pinter about two elderly ladies airing grievances over tomato soup and complimentary bread. They became instant friends.
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ6 min de lecture
Easy Winter Dinners
SERVES 6 PREP AND COOK TIME 1 HOUR 2 slices (90g) white bread½ cup (125ml) milk1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 medium (120g) carrot, chopped finely1 trimmed (100g) celery stick, chopped finely3 (75g) shallots, chopped finely2 cloves garlic, cr
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min de lecture
Storytime
The pressures of hitting 40 in an Instagramperfect world ring clangingly true in this uplifting romcom. In these troubled times, Alexandra Potter’s story is like a comforting hug with a side order of knowing laughter, so it’s no surprise it has alrea
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ13 min de lecture
The Queen SECRETS of her REIGN
It’s 9am at Windsor Castle and outside her day-room window Queen Elizabeth II is serenaded with bagpipes. It may sound like a scene from Camelot, but there actually is a much coveted position of Piper to the Sovereign – currently held by Pipe Major R
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ6 min de lecture
My story Remembering Bob
What a year it’s been for all of us! For me, the tone of the year was set by a phone call last May 16 from my stepmum, Blanche. I had just finished bottling my first ever brew of kombucha, and was in the midst of cleaning up. I answered it, there was
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lectureFood & Wine
Tip
The filling can be made, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 days ahead. This recipe is suitable to freeze for 3 months. Some butchers sell a pork and veal mince mixture. If it is not available, buy 500g of each. If you don’t have an ovenproof frying
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lectureFood & Wine
Coffee Table
This colourful hardback from Melbourne artist Alice Oehr isn’t about baking cakes, it’s a homage to the most iconic creations from around the world. Candy-coloured illustrations offer a nod to the artistry of the professional patissier, and the text
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ5 min de lecture
THE POWER OF isolation
It was on the set of Dancing with the Stars that the reality of the pandemic hit home for Grant Denyer. As Christian Wilkins shimmied his way towards the grand finale, the contestant’s entertainment guru father, Richard, received news that he’d been
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ3 min de lecture
A Full Nest
“Where’s the wasabi?” shouts a voice from the kitchen. One of our adult children is cooking – or at least unpacking – sushi which amounts to the same thing if you’re over 18 and under 30. I hate wasabi questions. In fact, I hate wasabi – it reminds m
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min de lecture
2 For 1 Dinners
SERVES 4 PREP AND COOK TIME 5 HOURS 30 MINUTES 2 medium (300g) brown onions, cut into wedges8 cloves garlic, unpeeled, bruised4 bay leaves6 x 10cm sprigs fresh rosemary2 x 1.6kg lamb shoulders on the bone1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil2 teaspoo
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ8 min de lecture
Mrs Macarthur’s Secret Diary
Some time ago, during the renovation of an historic house in Sydney, a tin box, sealed with wax and wrapped in oiled canvas, was found wedged under a beam in a roof cavity. The house was Elizabeth Farm, where Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of the notoriou
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ8 min de lecture
“Don’t Do This To Your Family”
Melissa McGuinness is petite, but today she looks especially small and vulnerable, standing alone on a vast stage between towering blue curtains that threaten to swallow her up. It’s Ash Wednesday, which feels somehow weighted with significance, as s
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min de lectureFashion & Beauty
Wardrobe Overhaul
Set aside some time to tackle this task without distractions. Ultimately you want to be able to sort everything in your closet into three piles – items that you want to keep, items that you want to offer to family and friends and a pile for charity o
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ4 min de lecture
Fast Fish Dinners
SERVES 4 PREP + COOK TIME 35 MINUTES (+ REFRIGERATION TIME) 4 x 150g skinless boneless ocean trout fillets2 tablespoons dashi miso paste2 tablespoons grapeseed oil2 shallots (50g), sliced thinly2 cloves garlic, crushed1 tablespoon finely chopped
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min de lecture
For Love Of Country
Elizabeth Wilson on a guided tour through his freshly renovated home. After 10 years of holidaying in rental properties in the village of Berry on the NSW South Coast, television personality Neale Whitaker and his partner David Novak-Piper decided t
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ12 min de lecture
Saint Or Sinner
Marcia Langton is chic. Black leather jacket, knee-length skirt, musk-pink scarf, trainers and that curtain of silver-white hair that falls across eyes that have rings like Saturn, from brown through green to blue. She cuts a striking figure, standin
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lectureFashion & Beauty
Woollens And Cashmere
Before storing woollens and cashmere, wash them in a natural detergent. Moths are attracted to dirt and body oils left on clothes. Using a natural cleaning product will soften and refresh your garments as harsh chemicals can erode the fibres. Store w
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lecture
Tip
For best results, use evenly sized thick ocean trout fillets from the middle section of the fillet, or use salmon fillets, if you like. Miso is a fermented soybean paste. There are many types, each with their own aroma, flavour, colour and texture. I
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ5 min de lectureScience
Horoscopes
Happy 2020 birthday, home-loving Cancerians, in what might rightly be called the Year of the Crab. This month’s game-changing, life-altering full moon eclipse on July 5 could open your personal doorway into a different, richer life – the word renaiss
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ4 min de lecture
Lessons From The Country
Every morning I go for a walk around our farm. It has been frosty of late, the early morning sky brindled with fingers of winter. I breathe in the smell of dust and eucalyptus and am alone with my thoughts, before the busyness of the day unfurls and
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lecture
Scarves, Hats And Bags
Scarves are a great way to add style to your look, why not display them on decorative hooks? It’s recommended you store handbags in cotton dust bags, as dust and the elements can damage the leather and hardware on a bag. If you don’t have dust bags,
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min de lectureNutrition
Quick Bites
The debate has finally been settled, but there isn’t a winner. Sweet potatoes are happy residing in either the fridge or pantry. They don’t like Arctic temperatures, though, so check the settings on your fridge aren’t too low or they’ll freeze. If th
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ2 min de lecture
Remember The Time The World’s First School Of The Air
In 1946, on a trip to Alice Springs, Miss Adelaide “Addie” Miethke – a country teacher turned schools inspector, trade unionist and a bit of a firebrand – noticed that outback children seemed especially shy. The idea, she said, “of bridging the lonel
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lectureFood & Wine
Best Beer Damper
3¾ cups self-raising flour1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda1½ tsp fine salt2 tbsp butter or margarine, softened375ml unfiltered beer Preheat camp oven over moderate coals, or preheat oven to 180°C. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large
Australian Women’s Weekly NZ1 min de lecture
Shoes
Shoe are the bulkiest storage part of any wardrobe. If you’re short on space, a great hack is to simply be inspired with a little DIY. Why not attach a shoe rack to the back of a cupboard door, a handy space saver which gives easy access as well. Ano
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