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Edi­tor’s Let­ter; Things We Love; Me­gan Ni­col Reed

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Let us count the ways Ms Teuila Blakely could care less what any­one thinks. That sex tape she and Auck­land War­riors player Kon­rad Hur­rell made a few years ago? She’s per­fectly fine with it, thank you. Be­com­ing preg­nant at 16 and be­ing forced to move out of home? In her own words, as har­row­ing as it was, it “gave me the op­por­tu­nity to have free­dom in my life”. Her re­la­tion­ship with the man who broke her heart, Os­car Kight­ley? After re­al­is­ing they were go­ing to have to work to­gether, she called a truce and in the process dis­cov­ered they could be good friends, de­spite oth­ers’ mis­giv­ings. It takes a par­tic­u­lar kind of per­son to be able not only to sur­vive but thrive through ad­ver­sity, and Blakely gives a mas­ter­class in it in her riv­et­ing in­ter­view with Kim Knight to­day. Also this week, in our new back page col­umn, Paul Lit­tle talks to sci­en­tist Sir Peter Gluck­man about a year in his life that would shape the rest to come. Each week Lit­tle talks to well-known Ki­wis about a sig­nif­i­cant year — good or bad — in their life, and their an­swers are in­sight­ful and re­veal­ing.

MICHELLE HURLEY

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