Warnie through his own eyes

7 February 2020 #605

Cover Story: Warnie through his own eyes


“We all make mistakes, always. I’m gonna make plenty more and I’m 50,” says cricket great Shane Warne in a revealing Letter to My Younger Self.

“I’ve never pretended to be anything I’m not, and I think that’s why people still like me, and they miss me playing. I think they think ‘What you see is what you get with him.’”

In this edition, the nation’s best-ever bowler shares his life lessons, no spin. Among them: “People never forget good manners – or if you smell good. Always smell nice and have good manners.”

Nice one, Warnie!

Also in this edition:

• It’s peak summer, meaning it’s peak bug season. But as scientist Rhianna Boyle investigates, many of our insect species are under threat. She looks at why it matters and what we can do about it. 

• The Gruffalo is celebrating its 21st birthday this year! We chat to author Julia Donaldson about her most-famous picture-book creation.

• What happens when all the bees disappear? In Big Picture photographer Mariann Fercsik travels to China’s Hanyuan county to meet the pear farmers who are hand-pollinating their own fruit trees.

Adam Hills is super excited about the Spicks and Specks reunion specials happening this year. We talk to him about the show’s lasting legacy.

Dujuan Hoosan made headlines last year when he became the youngest person ever to address the UN – about the treatment of Aboriginal children in Australia. Now he’s the subject of a compelling new documentary called In My Blood It Runs.

MKR’s chef Colin Fassnidge shares his recipe for Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Colcannon in Tastes Like Home. An Irish classic!

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