month's Australian Weekly, New Zealand Edition has chosen
70 women whom they think are the most admired and most
loved. Then they asked 12 of them their views on women
in the 21st century. Hayley was one of the 12.
important change in your lifetime?
When I was 10, Mum would get me clothes at fairs.We were
a lot more self-sufficient, I guess.Children are a lot
more aware of their image now, thanks to TV and Magazines.
I was just watching a documentary on anorexia, which had
kids as young as six who were conscious of what they're
eating. It's quite terrible.
I was younger we had a big box with bits and pieces and
we'd make things. Now kids rely more on technology and
Gamesboys and TV.
a start, Dame Kiri. Apart from her voice, the fact she's
from New Zealand, and has had international success is
inspirational because it shows that even coming from a
small country like New Zealand you can make it overseas.
Also, my singing teacher, Dame Malvina Major, who has
taught me so much.
for the future?
most important thing is for the governments of some of
the war-torn countries to change their attitudes towards
their people and give them all the necessities and things
they need to improve their quality of life. It does come
down to governments.
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