New Zealand Woman's Weekly

The New Zealand Woman's Weekly is a weekly New Zealand women's magazine published by Are Media.[2] As of 2011, it had a circulation of 82,040, third by paid sales after TV Guide and New Zealand Woman's Day.[3]

New Zealand Woman's Weekly
New Zealand Woman's Weekly cover.jpg
EditorMarilynn McLachlan
CategoriesWomen's magazines
FrequencyWeekly
Circulation82,040 (2011)
Founder
  • Otto Williams
  • Audrey Argall
First issue8 December 1932; 89 years ago (1932-12-08)
CompanyAre Media[1]
CountryNew Zealand
LanguageNew Zealand English
Websitewww.nzwomansweekly.co.nz

HistoryEdit

On 8 December 1932, journalists Otto Williams and Audrey Argall launched the magazine,[4] with 7,000 copies on newsprint.[5] Williams took the role of managing director, and Argall was the first editor.[6] Due to financial difficulties, they were forced to sell the magazine after three months. Ellen Melville ran the magazine for a few weeks, before the magazine's printer, F. S. Proctor, and his wife, took over. Early in 1933, solicitor Vernon Dyson bought it, and his wife Hedda became the second editor.[7] At the end of the year it was sold again to Brett Print and Publishing Co., later New Zealand Newspapers, which also published the Auckland Star.[6] Hedda Dyson was retained as editor.

In the early 1980s, New Zealand Woman's Weekly's circulation peaked at around 250,000,[8] before the Australian magazines Woman's Day and New Idea entered the New Zealand market.[6]

In 2007, the magazine celebrated its 75th anniversary with guest Prime Minister Helen Clark.[9]

In early April 2020, the Bauer Media Group announced that it would be closing several of its New Zealand brands in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand including the New Zealand Woman's Weekly.[10][11][12]

On 17 June 2020, Mercury Capital purchased the New Zealand Woman's Weekly as part of its acquisition of Bauer Media's Australia and New Zealand assets.[13][14] On 17 July, Mercury Capital announced that it would resume publishing the Women's Weekly and other former Bauer publications.[15][16] In late September 2020, Mercury Capital rebranded Bauer Media as Are Media, which took over publication of the Woman's Weekly.[17][1]

EditorsEdit

  • Audrey Argall, 1932–1933
  • Hedda Dyson, 1933–1948[7]
  • Ola Rudman, 1948–1952[18]
  • Jean Wishart, 1952–1984[18]
  • Michal Louise McKay, 1984–1987[18]
  • Jenny Lynch, 1987 to 1994[19]
  • Sarah Kate Lynch, 1994–1996[18]
  • Wendyl Nissen, 1996–1997[18]
  • Rowan Dixon, 1997–2003[20]
  • Nicky Pellegrino, 2003[21]
  • Sido Kitchin, 2006–2010[22]
  • Nicky Pellegrino (acting), 2010
  • Sarah Stuart, 2010–2013[23]
  • Louise Wright 2013–2014
  • Fiona Fraser 2014–2016[23]
  • Alice O'Connell 2016–2020
  • Marilynn McLachlan 2020-

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rebrand and Relaunch: Australasia's Bauer Media now titled Are Media". StopPress. 28 September 2020. Archived from the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Are Media 2021 Media Kit" (PDF). Are Media New Zealand. November 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Woman's Weekly, 1932". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  5. ^ "New Zealand Woman's Weekly turns 75". Scoop / Press Release: Pead PR. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  6. ^ a b c Kitchin, Sido (12 August 2007). "Living history". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  7. ^ a b McCallum, Janet. "Dyson, Elizabeth Geertruida Agatha 1897–1951". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Kiwi icon turns 75". One News. 13 August 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  9. ^ McKenzie-Minifie, Martha (11 August 2007). "Milestone for women's mag". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  10. ^ Edmunds, Susan; Nadkarni, Anuja; Cookes, Henry (2 April 2020). "Govt 'could have given half-a-million' to help Bauer but publisher didn't want it, Faafoi says". Stuff. Archived from the original on 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Covid 19 coronavirus: Bauer Media closing - publisher of the Listener, Woman's Day, North & South". New Zealand Herald. 2 April 2020. Archived from the original on 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Covid-19: Major magazine publisher Bauer Media closing down". Radio New Zealand. 2 April 2020. Archived from the original on 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Bauer Media NZ bought by Australian investment company". Radio New Zealand. 17 June 2020. Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  14. ^ Edmunds, Susan (17 June 2020). "Bauer magazines sold to private equity firm". Stuff. Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  15. ^ Edmunds, Susan. "The Listener and other Bauer mags return — some may be gone for good". Stuff. Archived from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Bauer resumes publishing of The Listener and NZ Woman's Weekly after Mercury Capital takes over". New Zealand Herald. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  17. ^ Blackiston, Hannah (28 September 2020). "Bauer Media rebrands as Are Media". Mumbrella. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  18. ^ a b c d e "New Zealand National Bibliography" (PDF). National Library of New Zealand. November 2003. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  19. ^ Phare, Jane (7 June 2009). "Our women's weaklies are doing it hard". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  20. ^ "Woman's Weekly editor appointed". The New Zealand Herald. 10 September 2003. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  21. ^ "New editor for 'NZ Woman's Weekly'". The New Zealand Herald. 7 January 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  22. ^ Drinnan, John (4 January 2011). "A to Z of a challenging year in the media". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  23. ^ a b "Sarah Stuart named 'NZ Woman's Weekly' editor". Otago Daily Times. NZPA. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2011.

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