21:17 A UK judge has declared himself "not impressed" after former NZ cricketer Chris Cairns failed to show up for a pre-trial hearing in his perjury trial.

17:23 Police have confirmed the bodies found in the Kepler Track area are those of the French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.

17:07 A six year old boy who was hit by a car in Christchurch this morning while crossing the road to school has been discharged from hospital.

17:06 A police investigation into the death of former Mt Eden prisoner Nick Evans will be completed within a month.

16:45 8 men will face over 500 child sex charges in Western Australia, all for the alleged abuse of a 13-year-old girl, whose father is among the charged.

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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