The first of School Road Publishing’s new local magazine titles, Woman, launches on magazine stands nationwide and online today.
Packed with features about New Zealand women, for New Zealand women and by New Zealand women, the inaugural issue features iconic Kiwi sporting champion Dame Valerie Adams on the cover with a revealing story about her challenging year.
In a wide-ranging interview, she talks to Woman about her Olympic Games disappointment, her baby boy’s devastating diabetes diagnosis and the importance of her Tongan culture and faith.
Sido Kitchin, Editor of Woman and Group Publisher of School Road Publishing, says: “I’m thrilled Dame Valerie was happy to appear on our first cover as she is the epitome of what I want Woman to be – strong, warm-hearted, authentic, inspiring – and proudly Kiwi.
“Dame Valerie is such a positive person, but she’s had a tough year like many of us, and women will be moved by her openness and honesty.”
The magazine also includes features with celebrated microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles, political editors Jessica Mutch, Jane Patterson and Tova O’Brien, Stuff CEO Sinead Boucher and drag queen Kita Mean, as well as stories about Kiwi nurses on the frontline, the resurgence of the malu (traditional Samoan tattoo) among women, and a look at mental health in the year of COVID.
The magazine boasts many of New Zealand’s most-loved columnists and contributors, including School Road Publishing’s Food Director Nici Wickes alongside Gemma McCaw, Rosemary McLeod, Polly Gillespie, Sarah-Kate Lynch, Stacey Morrison, Suzy Cato, Niki Bezzant, Sarah Laing and more.
Beyond the fortnightly print publication, Woman will connect with New Zealand women 24/7 across its dynamic digital community, incorporating a website, womanmagazine.co.nz, as well as social and eDM channels.