St Rhadegund

Where did the name and the lady with the halo come from?

Saint Rhadegund (Radegund, Radegonde) was a 6th century Frankish Princess who dedicated a monastery to the Virgin Mary in Poitiers. Cannonised in the 9th century you might think that she has little to do with innovation in New Zealand in the 21st. But if you read to the bottom of the Wikipedia article you will find there is a pub named after her in Cambridge, where you could sit over a pint and a sandwich and talk with friends about what you want to do with your life.