4 May 2014

Spectrum for 4 May

From Spectrum, 12:05 pm on 4 May 2014

Paul Charman captures the sound of places seldom trod and talks to passengers with a life-long passion for birds and an enduring love of plants.

Each summer fewer than a thousand nature tourists get to visit New Zealand's stormy sub Antarctic islands. Numbers are deliberately kept low to reduce the impact on the islands' famed bird and plant life. This summer Auckland journalist Paul Charman was amongst the lucky few, aboard the good ship 'Spirit of Enderby'.