Mystery surrounds the future of a large Dunedin site containing a design firm, flats and warehouses.
The property at Anzac Avenue and Harrow Street changed hands on Monday after its owner reached an agreement to sell in June.
The site includes the Miller Creative building which is leased until next year.
It also contains a workshop leased to Otago Polytechnic, three student flats, a four-bedroom house, and a small warehouse.
It was investigated by the Otago Regional Council for their new headquarters, but the ORC was unsuccessful in securing the site.
University of Otago scientists are about to announce the findings of a study into the existence of the Loch Ness monster.
Professor Neil Gemmell is scheduled to speak at a media conference on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland next month
Last year the geneticist visited Scotland to investigate the waters of Loch Ness, leading to speculation that evidence of the fabled monster would be found.
By examining environmental DNA in the water, researchers aim to catalogue all current life in the lake.
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.