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In The Media - Personal

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Grief stricken wife with photo of husband

Funeral of Fred August

Steffi gives a powerful speech at her husband's funeral

Steffi August lost the man on her dreams on 11 April 2019. Here is a short video of his funeral where she courageously speaks about her special man and the amazing relationship they had. Inspiration for everyone.

FAB Forty and Beyond NZ Makeover

Watch as Steffi August goes through an amazing makeover transformation...

Steffi told the FAB team "When Kymberley cut off my hair, which for 25 years I had hidden behind I felt as as though a spiritual weight had been lifted and the horrors from my past seemed to recede.

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"Medium's message leads motivational speaker to brother she never knew"

Steffi's article

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Steffi August with her brother

Lost and Found Half a Century Later


Something wasn't right. Things just didn't add up. Why did I have brown hair and the rest of my family was blonde? Why did my father abandon me when my parents divorced when I was 10 years old?

When I had a breast cancer scare, my request for a family history was ignored. Something wasn't right and deep down I think I knew it my whole life, but my questions were met with a wall of silence. I found my answers at age 50, through a very unexpected route…


A mother-of-two has met her long-lost brother for the first time after a 50-year mystery.

Steffi August, 53, who has been living in New Zealand for the past 20 years, managed to trace half-brother Guido Voigt, 49, after discovering the dad who raised her was not her biological father.

The pair's emotional first meeting at Auckland airport was captured on camera, with Steffi holding up a sign that read: "United after a 50-year mystery".

Steffi said that she loved him "as soon as they hugged", after Guido flew in to New Zealand from his home in Leipzig, Germany.