Surfing Rhapsody

Raglan may be home to “one of the world’s best left-hand surf breaks”, but the town is also garnering international interest for its relaxed isolation and its arts scene. “Bohemian” Raglan writes the Lonely Planet, is “Perched on the rugged western edge of the North Island, on the road to nowhere.” The article recommends Solscape, “Raglan’s most spectacular accommodation”, a gig at Aqua Velvet or in the town’s renovated Victorian pub, the Harbour View Hotel and a visit to “funky” gallery, Jet Collective. “Raglan may be at the end of the road to nowhere, but I’m in no hurry to move on,” concludes the author.


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Haiti Journalist Bernard Diederich a Man of Truth

Haiti Journalist Bernard Diederich a Man of Truth

Christchurch-born Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a long-time journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti, The Associated Press reports for a story published…