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LETTER of the MONTH
Ladies who launch • This year’s Women of the Future event was a celebration of resilience.
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.
Royal Insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to recognise coercive control
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.
ALL THAT GLITTERS • A jeweller’s treasure trove or a robber’s plunder? Genevieve Gannon delves into the enduring mystery of the Cheapside Hoard, a stash of hundreds of ancient jewels found buried beneath a shop in London.
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 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 …
My story How a dingo Changed my life • When best-selling author Favel Parrett met a dingo cub face to face she fell in love with these wild, beautiful and much misundertood Aussie hounds.
Lights, Camera, Happiness! • A lifeline to sick kids and their parents, Juiced TV is a children’s entertainment network that’s made especially for Queensland hospitals, where the patients are the stars. Genevieve Gannon meets the young presenters and the inspiring founder who makes dreams come true.
Lessons from the past • For decades a wisdom-stuffed manual has been passed hand-to-hand by members of the CWA in Victoria. Now, three generations of women tell Tiffany Dunk how Thrifty Household – and the organisation itself – has changed their lives.
Royal Melbourne scones
Tried & tested tips
Musical chairs • A well-intentioned parenting decision has left the Blair...