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Multi-award-winning New Zealand writer, journalist, editor and commentator


Niki Bezzant is a multi-award-winning New Zealand writer, journalist, editor and commentator who has built a reputation for translating complex health and science jargon into easy-to-understand information for everyone.

She has been involved in New Zealand media for more than 20 years. Currently the editor of Thrive magazine and the health editor of Woman magazine, she is also a frequent contributor to New Zealand’s top print, online and broadcast media. She founded and edited the Cuisine website before becoming founding editor of Healthy Food Guide magazine, taking that title from an independent start-up to New Zealand’s top-selling food magazine, a position it held for over a decade.

Niki is a sought-after speaker and has given two TEDx talks, including ‘What social media is teaching us about life, health and food.’ She’s passionate about women’s health, especially empowering midlife women to become ‘vibrant, kick-ass old ladies’.

Niki’s book, This Changes Everything: the honest guide to menopause and perimenopause was published in January 2022 and has sparked conversations about this important transition in women’s lives. She’s part of a movement aimed at empowering women by making talking about menopause just as easy and straightforward as talking about pregnancy or puberty.

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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: What you need to know about menopause, perimenopause and your midlife health

In this inspiring and empowering talk, Niki shares what she’s learned in two years of research into the latest science and Kiwi women’s experiences for her bestselling book, This Changes Everything: the honest guide to menopause and perimenopause.

You’ll learn:
Could this be me? How to know if you’re in perimenopause (it could be earlier than you think!)
Common symptoms and what to do about them, including flushes, brain fog, mood issues, sleep problems and more
The lowdown on HRT - good or bad? What does the science say?
Menopause myths busted: what works and what doesn’t (despite the hype)
Nurturing your health: what to do NOW for a vibrant and healthy second half
Menopause at work: how to have a menopause-friendly workplace
PLUS: your questions answered - no such thing as a silly question!

This talk can be tailored to your group and and event.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Niki as keynote speaker for the Potatoes NZ biennial conference. Her talk 'Do potatoes have an image problem?' was very well received by growers, agronomists, business managers, suppliers and sponsors alike. Niki has a fantastic ability to engage a wide variety of audiences and build interest in the importance of consumer engagement. Niki was the consummate professional in moderating the panel discussion of the Marketing & Growth stream. Her knowledge, insight and sharp mind provoked stimulating discussions amongst conference attendees Potatoes NZ Inc

The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of having Niki speak at one of the Chamber’s 2016 major events. Niki’s inspirational and informative presentation around ‘Healthy Eating Made Easy’ was humorous and provided delegates with relevant messaging and easy tips on how to improve their quality of life through healthy eating and lifestyle. We appreciated her vibrancy and motivational presentation as well as her authentic presence

Queenstown Chamber of Commerce
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