Bill Campbell

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.

'50 min to Dunedin' not attraction

Tourism Waitaki's draft tourism strategy ignores anything south of the Moeraki Boulders, Waihemo Community Board members complained this week.

Moving on

Moving on

The constable in charge of the Waikouaiti police station, Jon Paul (''J.P.'') Tremain (pictured), has left to become officer in charge of the two-person police station at Havelock, near Blenheim.

Cantrain teaches agricultural skills

Cantrain teaches agricultural skills

Agricultural worker shortages in East and North Otago, and around New Zealand, are being addressed by Oamaru business Cantrain.