Turns out Raglan is hippy central

Apparently Kiwis use more of the world’s resources than anyone else…and that is supposedly bad according to the hippies who have compiled some silly research.

But also in their “findings” it seems Raglan really is full of hippies:

Photo: Alan Gibson

Photo: Alan Gibson

They might like being richer, smarter, more fashionable, influential, beautiful and higher up the career ladder – but the “North Shore” type finishes last in the sustainability stakes. 

The people of Raglan and Otara top the list.

Drawing on the book 8 Tribes: The Hidden Classes of New Zealand by Chris Brown and Jill Caldwell, a study under the New Zealand Footprint Project has gauged the ecological impact of eight different Kiwi “tribes”.

Tribes were defined by income and lifestyle, and labelled according to their stereotypical state of mind.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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