Our Great Women Celebrated

New Zealand Women’s Weekly marks eight decades of publication after being launched in the depths of the Great Depression and lists the top 10 women who have shaped New Zealand. After former Prime Minister Helen Clark in the top spot, comes suffragist Kate Sheppard, aviatrix Jean Batten is third, followed by writer Janet Frame, former Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright, Dame Whina Cooper, politician Marilyn Waring, The Topp Twins, businesswoman and philanthropist Dame Rosanne Meo, and netballer Dame Lois Muir.

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