SAM NEILL “Home at last”
Sam Neill’s antics on social media brought joy to millions through the bleak days of lockdown while he, like many, was stranded far from home. Now back in New Zealand, he chats exclusively to Susan Chenery, and we visit his wild, windswept Otago farm.
Life after death
Living on the land and her love for her children helped trailblazer Emily Brett cope with the heartbreak of losing her husband. Susan Chenery reports.
The QUIETEST KILLER
After 25 years of marriage, Michele Lord told police she thought her husband was drugging her. A week later she was dead. Her family tells Genevieve Gannon about the insidious threat of coercive abuse.
The brightest star
When Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson lost her son, Jack, at just nine months old, she couldn’t see how she would ever find joy again. But now, this proud mother of four tells Samantha Trenoweth, she is raising a family who cherish each moment and treasure every opportunity to give back.
The best thing since fortified bread
Thanks to their tenacious lobbying to have folate added to every loaf of bread, Aussie professors Fiona Stanley and Carol Bower have saved more than 4000 babies from spina bifida and other neural tube defects. Genevieve Gannon learns more …
Naomi Watts Lessons in life & love
When Naomi Watts met Sam Bloom, the courageous Aussie she portrays in her latest film, they bonded for life. In a moving interview, Naomi tells Juliet Rieden about the power of family love, bringing her children back to Australia and embracing her 50s.
A right royal Spanish mystery
Why has King Juan Carlos of Spain gone missing? William Langley investigates the unfolding scandal, replete with unexplained fortunes and an exotic mistress.
Which Road To The Future Will We Choose?
This COVID restart finds us at a fork in the road with permission to reset the future. Samantha Trenoweth asks some of the smartest people on the planet what they see ahead.
Miranda Tapsell Chasing My Dreams
She’s feisty, resolute and isn’t afraid to challenge stereotypes. Miranda Tapsell talks to Juliet Rieden about her lucky childhood, reaching for the stars and her husband’s surprise proposal.
This Way To A Waste-Free Mind
Eliminating waste is something every household strives for. But, says Anita Vandkye in this extract from her new book A Zero Waste Family in Thirty Days, the beginning of your overhaul should start with self-care.
After drought and fire and heartache, Mandy Reid’s life, like her garden, is beginning to bloom again. Samantha Trenoweth meets Tenterfield’s favourite flower farmer.
This Christmas, Michael and Ann Smith are grateful to be alive. They tell Samantha Trenoweth about a spontaneous birthday cruise that steered them perilously close to death by COVID-19.
During her darkest days, Julie Gravina thought she’d never stop crying. Now, her daughter is preparing for her first Christmas concert and helping find a cure for the condition that nearly took her life. Genevieve Gannon reports.
Christmas Is For Everyone
Liam, Allison and Asher Holland invite The Weekly to meet the most enthusiastic gingerbread decorators on earth. Samantha Trenoweth samples the treats and hears their moving family stories.
“Hope Too Is Contagious”
Two women battled a firestorm to save the historic church and convent at Cobargo. Deb Taylor and Cal More invite Samantha Trenoweth into their community of resilience, compassion and hope.
Deborah Hutton ‘I'm Still Smiling'
The Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief Nicole Byers catches up with one of our favourite cover stars six months after her skin cancer surgery.
Food For The Soul
All year, Sikh volunteers have been nourishing those in need with their hearty home-cooked fare. Sue Smethurst meets the people who sustained the firefighters in Gippsland and residents of the Melbourne towers in lockdown.
Sarah Harris “It's Cathartic To Talk”
From a housing commission flat in western Sydney to the giddy heights of hosting her own morning TV show, Sarah Harris has never forgotten it’s the simple things that make her family happy. The Studio 10 host opens up to Tiffany Dunk about her roller-coaster ride.
Girls Let Ambition Be Their Guide
A science badge? Drone flying classes?
The Reading room
The Reading room
The butterfly effect
The butterfly-shaped gland at the front of your neck may be small, but its importance to your overall health is enormous. Tiffany Dunk gets an expert view on how to better care for the thyroid – our master energy controller.
TO BELARUS with LOVE
Amidst dead-of-night arrests, mysterious poisonings and mass protests in the streets, William Langley meets the savvy, new generation of female leaders risking their lives to bring freedom to Europe’s east.
Boys today get a bad rap, and this year’s muck-up day controversies suggest it’s not always undeserved. Michael Sheather investigates the challenges of raising boys, and finds that with the right kind of support, they can grow up to become good men with good hearts.
We all want to help our kids get ahead, but there are some things to consider before becoming the Bank of Mum and Dad.
The Benefits Of Indulgence
Indulgence often comes with a side serve of shame and regret. But, as Genevieve Gannon discovers, it’s incredibly important for our health to learn to take the guilt out of pleasure.
Nigella Ingredients, Recipes & Stories
This month we bring you an exclusive extract from Cook, eat, repeat – a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food evocatively penned by Nigella Lawson.
Sue & Saroo Brierley - Heart Of A Lion
The extraordinary life of Saroo Brierley captured hearts around the world in the movie Lion, but very little has been known about his mother, Sue, until now. Samantha Trenoweth meets the ‘lioness’ whose fierce courage and unconditional love were forged in her own traumatic childhood.
Playing Princess Diana
Stepping into the beaded shoes of the 20th Century’s most controversial princess was a huge responsibility for The Crown’s new star Emma Corrin. She tells Juliet Rieden why she thinks Diana never really stood a chance.
Sir Peter & Lady Cosgrove: A Love Story For The Ages
He’s the working-class lad who became a military hero and Governor-General. But Sir Peter Cosgrove couldn’t have done it without his Lynne. The soulmates talk to Juliet Rieden about love, family and a royal picnic.
Maggie Beer - Love, Laughter & Loss
She’s known for her passion for food and joy for life, but 2020 has been heartbreaking for Maggie Beer. The beloved cook talks to Juliet Rieden about losing daughter Saskia, how the legacy of the pioneering farmer will live on, and the outpouring of kindness that has taken Maggie’s breath away.