Flooding was a conversation point in South Dunedin recently as residents met with scientists, engineers and policymakers to discuss flooding issues hitting their low-lying area.
In 2015, floodwaters damaged more than 1000 homes and businesses, with sewage contamination forcing some South Dunedin residents out of their homes, which happened again last year.
Burning beehives would have to be one of the most difficult things for a beekeeper to do - it's also an experience, increasing number of Southland apiarists will have to face.
The hives are being burned to stop the spreading of destructive bee-killing disease American Foulbrood.
And one Southland beekeeper says ignorance is a major contributor to the disease being spread.