Clarke Gayford is the narrator for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Planet Earth Live In Concert. He talked with Sarah Daniell about nature, near death experiences, and Neve.

1. Are you New Zealand's answer to Sir David Attenborough or Bear Grylls - a hybrid?

I'm very careful not to make comparisons to someone who is incomparable. I'm borrowing some of David's words.

2. When have you had a life-changing experience when communing with nature?

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I've spent a bit of time diving with humpbacks in Niue, and especially if you've been floating with a female that's just calved you can see the

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