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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Charlotte Rampling at Centre of Likeable Juniper

Charlotte Rampling at Centre of Likeable Juniper

“Juniper is a drama with black comic edges about a fragmented family, and the unexpectedly life-affirming influence of its particularly tetchy matriarch. In the lead role is Charlotte Rampling, an actor…