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AUCKLAND, Today: Woman, the first of School Road Publishing’s groundbreaking new local magazine titles, launches on magazine stands nationwide & online this morning.

The inaugural issue features Dame Valerie Adams on the cover.

School Road Group publisher/editor Sido Kitchin said: “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.

“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.”

#1 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.

“At this pivotal moment in history, I think the time is right for a local magazine that understands our world has changed and so have our priorities,” Kitchin said.

“Dame Valerie is the epitome of what I want Woman to be – strong, warm-hearted, authentic, inspiring – and proudly Kiwi.”

“I hope readers find a magazine that reflects and resonates with what it is to be a New Zealand woman today. My belief is everyone has a story to tell – and the need to tell their story. This is particularly true of women in times of uncertainty; it’s what we do – we talk. Woman is a place where Kiwi women from all walks of life can do just that and connect through the power of shared stories and experiences in print and online.”

Woman content pillars include New Zealand stories, culture, food, health & wellbeing, parenting, home & garden, fashion & beauty, te reo, books and entertainment. 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, and Sarah Laing.

Beyond the fortnightly print publication, Woman will connect with New Zealand women 24/7 via its website, as well as social and eDM channels.

About School Road Publishing
School Road Publishing is an independent New Zealand-owned media company based at Stanley St in Auckland. The company’s stable of magazines includes Woman (fortnightly), wellness title Thrive (edited by Wendyl Nissen), and domestic travel mag Scout.

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