Bill Campbell

Mine tours may resume

Train and road tours for public viewing of the Oceana Gold mine at Macraes might resume for next summer.

Call for attractive new toilets

A group of Hampden residents is seeking construction of a toilet block in the town that will be recognisable and encourage visitors to stop.

Wagon failings possible factor in derailment

Wagon failings possible factor in derailment

A mass derailment of wagons laden with meat and byproducts near Palmerston yesterday morning closed the main south railway line and sparked an investigation.

Changes to A&P show considered

Changes to A&P show considered

The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P Show committee is considering new directions for the 131-year-old show.

Report sought about memorial

Report sought about memorial

The Waikouaiti RSA wants the town's war memorial shifted to a more central site.

Seasider trips may stop for the winter

Seasider trips may stop  for the winter

The Seasider train service between Dunedin and Palmerston that has run during the past five winters may be dropped for 2014.

Long love affair comes to an end

Long love affair comes to an end

Forrester Gallery director Warwick Smith revealed, on his retirement, his passion for valuable artworks at the gallery sometimes meant spending the night on a mattress there for added security.

Plenty for a digger to do

Plenty for a digger to do

Flood debris clogging a stretch of the Shag River will be removed when the water level drops sufficiently to allow a digger access.

Board backs call for name consistency

Board backs call for name consistency

A resident of the Macraes township wants it to be called just that - Macraes, not Macraes Flat or Macraes Township, and the Waihemo Community Board agrees.

Horse-d'oeuvres before lunch

Horse-d'oeuvres before lunch

Betty McGregor, of Palmerston, makes friends with Silver, an 8-year-old miniature horse, and Silver's owner, Carol McDonald, at the ''Good Sam'' Christmas lunch for Palmerston and East Otago senior citizens held at the Waihemo Lodge yesterday.