Bill Campbell

School set to lose a valuable asset

School set to lose a valuable asset

A man described as ''a wonderful asset'' to East Otago High School, in Palmerston, is about to retire.

Top award to winning bowler

Top award to winning bowler

Craig McCaw was named Sportsperson of the Year at the East Otago Community Sports Awards, which were presented at the East Otago Events Centre in Waikouaiti on Friday.

Heat's been on for 60 years

Heat's been on for 60 years

When Alan Clearwater joined the Palmerston Volunteer Brigade, it used a 1936 Ford fire engine with a pump mounted forward of the radiator.

Two RSA life memberships awarded

Two RSA life memberships awarded

Tom Collins (91) and Russell Oliver (94) received life memberships of the Palmerston RSA at a ceremony on Saturday.

Speeding motorists worry bus drivers

Palmerston school bus drivers are worried motorists speeding past their stationary buses pose a threat to the children they carry to and from school.

$2000 tree-planting to mark 150 years

A tree-planting ceremony and an upgrade of the Palmerston town centre around the public toilets is planned to mark the 150th anniversary of Palmerston in October.

Community offers help for repairs

Moeraki residents are keen to work with the Moeraki liaison group, a subcommittee of the Waihemo Community Board and the board to help solve problems confronting the town.

Meeting 'last shot' to set up water scheme

Meeting 'last shot' to set up water scheme

The Waitaki District Council is meeting local farmers for what it says is a ''last shot'' to set up a water retention and irrigation scheme in the Shag Valley.

Show focusc on lifestyle blocks

The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P show committee is planning to develop a lifestyle-blocks emphasis at the 2015 Palmerston show.

Restored Dunedin cable car wins award

A Mornington cable car trailer that last ran on the High St cable car line in January 1957 has received a major award from the Federation of Railway Organisations of New Zealand, being named as the best restoration of a tramway vehicle for 2014.