Rae Roadley, Maungatūroto resident and writer of 48 Hours' column The Country Side, continues her exploration of a different type of county

Our idea for sneaking diamonds from the Argyle Diamond Mine – that one might catch in the sole of a shoe - was never going to be a goer. That's despite that one of the biggest diamonds ever found there had been prized out from the tread of a truck tyre.

However, on our return flight our pilot shared a slick trick which reaped a cool $50 million before the scheme fell apart in spectacular fashion.

That morning