The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has confirmed a Chinese ship retrieved objects from the southern Indian Ocean Saturday.
It's, however, believed that the items are not related to the flight and are more likely fishing objects or rubbish, TVNZ quoted AMSA as saying early Sunday.
Meanwhile former Defence force chief Angus Houston has been named to co-ordinate the international search effort for the plane carrying 239 passengers and crew, which disappeared more than three weeks ago.
Retired Air Chief Marshal Houston will lead a new joint agency co-ordination centre in Perth, News Corp reports.
The search for debris from the doomed flight shifted north on Friday after new analysis of satellite data.