20:07 An armed fugitive who sparked Wairoa's lockdown when he pointed a gun at police has given himself up.

17:22 The latest hotel price index shows Melbourne kept its spot as our favourite destination last year, while Sydney remained in second place.

17:20 An Air New Zealand flight from Christchurch to Hamilton has been forced to land in Nelson after the pilot noticed smoke coming from the cockpit.

17:19 It's confirmed New Zealand student Jen Byrne has the Zika virus - now she wants to know why it took six days for her to find out.

16:23 Nine dog attacks in the past two weeks on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has the local council concerned.

Sun, 10 Jun 2012

Christopher Kemp, Author "Floating Gold" The search for Ambergris

What the hell is Ambergris? Don’t rely on what you’ve heard so far. Hear microbiologist Christopher Kemp who’s written Floating Gold, the search for Ambergris, a natural substance whose story just gets more and more bizarre at every turn.

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