Temperatures will be rising in some Dunedin restaurant kitchens as their chefs prepare to go head to head in a competition first for Dunedin city.
The Farm to Fork competition is part of the Great Kiwi Home and Living Show at Forsyth Barr Stadium in November.
But while the chefs are embracing the Fresh Food Show cook-off, they're also full of admiration for their culinary colleagues.
Next year sees the celebration of 250 years since Captain Cook first visited New Zealand in 1769.
One of the scientists on board was Swedish botanist Daniel Solander, who now has a trail in Dunedin Botanic Garden named after him.
Today the Swedish ambassador visited the walk and spoke of upcoming plans for next year's anniversary celebrations.
A small but enthusiastic group have protested for better pay and conditions at Dunedin's courthouse.
Ministry of Justice staff were joined by affiliated unions.
Around ten workers left their posts at the Dunedin courthouse and joined supporters on Stuart street before walking to Castle street.
Once there the protesters shook signboards, and received many toots from passing cars and trucks.
The workers are protesting for better pay and conditions, and intend to 'work to rule' in the coming weeks.