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.
The barefoot doctor
Mamitu Gashe went from a poor peasant girl whose life was saved by Dr Catherine Hamlin to a surgeon in the Aussie heroine’s fistula hospital in Ethiopia. Sue Williams tells her story.
Never underestimate PRINCE PHILIP
He was “an alpha male in a beta role”, but according to biographer Ingrid Seward, the Duke of Edinburgh’s influence has been profound. Here, she talks to Juliet Rieden about what really makes the royal consort tick.
Justine Clarke flying high
Incisive actor, Play School veteran, cabaret singer and now documentary TV host. Justine Clarke talks to Juliet Rieden about her child-star beginnings, finding her father, the seismic shift of approaching 50 and why family will always come first.
The silver revolution
A 105-year-old dancer, a family who busted Gran out of a rest home during COVID and an academic who became an advocate after her parents went into care – Samantha Trenoweth meets the people who want to see greater kindness in aged care.
Through the ringer
In the Northern Territory’s dry season, Liz Cook has one of the most dangerous jobs on Earth – wild cattle and buffalo ringing. She shares her unlikely journey with Tiffany Dunk.
David CAMPBELL - The family business
He’s conquered the stage, produced hit records and is a fan favourite on morning TV. But as David Campbell tells Tiffany Dunk, his latest project is one that pays tribute to his biggest triumph – being a dad.
DAWN FRENCH “I always just wanted to be happy”
In a powerful interview, Dawn French talks to Alice Bedford about motherhood, marriage, losing her parents and the joy of working with best pal Jennifer Saunders on the new film version of Death on the Nile.
CROWN PRINCE FAMILY Winning hearts & minds
They are the most influential family in Denmark, and increasingly Crown Princess Mary is making dynamic and passionate use of her royal platform at home and on the world stage. Juliet Rieden charts how the girl from Tassie has become a Princess of purpose.
Chloë McCARDEL SAVED BY THE Sea
Marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel has faced unimaginable challenges, both in the ocean and on land. She tells Genevieve Gannon about her most harrowing struggle, and how she hopes her honesty will bring hope to other women who are living through domestic abuse.
Briana Collins - For the love of Gran
Bri Collins devised a revolutionary way to defend the environment and is helping young Queenslanders take Clive Palmer’s company to court – and it’s all thanks to her courageous grandmother, writes Samantha Trenoweth.