Why Colin McLaren left the city to live as a recluse on Rakino Island

Publish Date
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 3:54PM
(Photo / Supplies)
(Photo / Supplies)

Why Colin McLaren left the city to live as a recluse on Rakino Island

Publish Date
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 3:54PM

New movie "The Man On The Island" tells the story of one man, Colin McLaren, and one tiny island, Rakino in the Hauraki Gulf – off the grid, challenging and stunningly beautiful.

The 77-year-old artistic, philosophical, and erudite man moved to the remote island thirty years ago.

Colin's own path to a reclusive lifestyle unwittingly shines a light on society's plight in a pandemic.

He joined Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford in the studio to tell us about the movie and his island lifestyle.

LISTEN ABOVE