From the editor
If Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were the It couple of the grunge-ridden 80s, what does it tell us that in 2017, New Zealand’s It couple are Matilda Brown and Art Green, both ridiculously photogenic and wholesome? As you probably know, Art and Matilda (whose surnames are largely redundant), met via the way all young people today try to meet when Tinder fails: through reality TV. After appearing on
The Bachelor, where they really quite liked each other but nothing more, they have since fallen in love IRL and turned their romance into a joint personal brand. Matilda has quit her job as a sales executive and the two of them, through personal endorsements, the power of social media and even a few hilariously old-fashioned ventures (Matilda has a book out next week!), have managed to make enough money to sustain themselves quite nicely, no record deal in sight. Also this week, Shane Watson has some amusing advice for those of us living with adult children; Kim Knight chronicles the fast-disappearing Kiwi tea break; and Annabel Langbein takes a trip back in time, looking at her cookbooks (and hairstyles) over the past 30 years.