A leopard seal pup which was born off Dunedin's St Kilda Beach, in September and died several days later.
Its about to be taxidermied and put on display at Otago Museum.
Next Thursday will see a young man attempt to ride a pogo stick up the world's steepest street for charity.
Pogo stick rider Harry Willis has a fundraising page on everydayhero where people can make donations towards Christchurch's Ronald McDonald House: https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/pogo-stick-up-baldwin-street-boy
Minister for Seniors, Children, and Internal Affairs Tracey Martin visited department offices in Dunedin today.
She spoke with staff at Oranga Tamariki this afternoon, however there was one major topic of conversation, which as minister for children she has an interest in.
The Predator Free Dunedin partnership been selected as one of seven finalists for Predator Free 2050 funding.
One of the partners, the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group, has only been operating for 12 months.
A large Triffid-like plant has been found growing near Cargill's Castle.
The Government has confirmed tax relief is available for farmers who are experiencing hardship in drought conditions.
But there are some regions of the country which aren't in an official drought yet.
The University of Otago is uncertain about how much support the new government will put behind the Predator Free 2050 campaign.
Researcher Dr Mary McIntyre says the programme is on hold in Otago until financial backing is secured.
As well as sweltering under a hot summer the Mosgiel has also hosted the South Island Pony Club Show Jumping National competitions.
The is hosted in Otago every 5 years, and this year's hosts are the Taieri District Pony Club, and these competitions have produced Olympic athletes.
Work has begun this week to improve road conditions across Dunedin.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising people travelling to expect detours and some delays while work is done to make roads safer.
With the record-breaking hot weather over the past few days, Dunedin residents are being asked to conserve water to avoid compulsory restrictions.
Last night the spell of dry weather was finally broken, but the Dunedin City Council says first level compulsory restrictions may still be imposed before the weekend.