Beyond the humble bach

The Guardian explores NZ’s high-end bach culture, with profiles of such luxurious rentals as the Glasshouse on Waiheke Island, Oceania II and Villa Toscana Lodge on the Coromandel Peninsula, and the Hawke’s Bay’s Tom’s Cottage and Cellar Master’s Cottage. “Crowded beaches are unheard of, and the lush landscape is perfect for unwinding. Even close to the tourist centres, you feel very much off the beaten track. Added to which, the country has all the fine wines, adventurous food and dazzling landscapes of neighbouring Australia, but on a more manageable, European scale.”


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…