Bill Campbell

New owners visit Makaraeo lime works

New owners  visit Makaraeo lime works

The third-biggest lime manufacturer in the world has bought the Makareao lime works from Holcim cement.

Haven St reopens at last

Haven St reopens at last

A ''million-dollar reconstruction'' of Haven St, Moeraki, was officially opened yesterday by Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher, who cut the ribbon with Waihemo Community Board member Jane Carlyon, of Moeraki.

A kennel away from home

A kennel away from home

Some dogs take their favourite toy to the kennels for comfort when they stay over.

Group sets lofty goals

A new group set up to promote the Palmerston district has big plans.

Recycling gaining ground

Waihemo Wastebusters, the smallest recycling organisation in New Zealand, is gaining visibility and support in the Palmerston and Waihemo area.

Mining extension news welcomed

The announcement of the extension of mining at Macraes has been welcomed by Palmerston business leaders and local authorities.

'Impressive' local effort restores street

The main road into Moeraki is set to reopen in three weeks' time.

Council may help fund tanker shelter

Palmerston volunteer firefighters say a water tanker ''must'' be based in Palmerston and they will build a new shelter for it themselves, if that is what it takes.

New water tanker locality debated

A new water tanker for the use of the Palmerston Fire Brigade needs to be located in Palmerston, local authorities say.

Hard to fight rural fires without watertanker

Hard to fight rural fires without watertanker

Palmerston volunteer firefighters called to send a water tanker to a scrub fire at the weekend had one problem: they no longer have a tanker.