Mary is a Lady of ZM

Four women, one week … ZM's Ladies of NZ is coming!

Mary Haddock-Staniland is taking her special brand of fabulous into a swanky Auckland Crown Plaza Hotel, alongside three other ladies for a week long reality series.

Are things going to get dramatic?

“I think people will be surprised at how normal my life is,” says Mary. “I enjoy socialising and meeting people, having the odd tipple or two: I stand up for myself but I don’t initiate drama often and am really looking forward to sharing a bit of my life with the other women and New Zealand as a whole.”

The entry criteria for the social experiment was to be ‘real’.

“No worries on that front, I am about as real as you get,” says Mary, who grew up in smalltown New Zealand before making the move to the big smoke. “I am a happily married professional woman who faces many of the challenges that everyday Kiwis do, with a few extras for good measure.”

She hopes to gain some personal insights from the week but is mostly excited to show Kiwis what it is truly like being Mary.

Keep up with all the drama either by following #ZMLadiesofNZ on social, tuning into ZM in the mornings from 6am, or visit 


Miranda Likeman