Outsider Made Happy

New Zealand-raised Louise Chunn, Psychologies magazine’s new editor, “is an outsider who made it” according to the Guardian’s Stephen Brook. After stints at, among others, Elle, the Guardian, Vogue, InStyle and Good Housekeeping Chunn, 53, has pitched up in the editor’s chair at Psychologies, the “thinking women’s glossy” about “positive living”. Chunn grew up in New Zealand, attending Baradene College and then later Auckland University where Helen Clark, later prime minister, was one of her tutors. At Vogue some years later, Chunn, by then a single mother with two small children, worked in a features commissioning role. But one thing at Conde Nast made her teeth itch. “I guess it is the New Zealander in me, I didn’t like the class elements of it. I didn’t like it that if you wanted to do something on young people, they were the honourable so and so.”


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NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

Britain’s coffee culture “owes much to a tiny country on the other side of the world”, according to journalist Alice Geary reporting for Sheffield’s Big Issue North. The high quality coffee…