Bill Campbell

Second equestrian day addition to A&P show

The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P show is to expand to a two-day show.

Rural school's staff about to retire

Rural school's staff about to retire

''Go in with your eyes open and be very strong,'' - that is the advice from Flag Swamp School's retiring principal to any former pupils considering becoming teachers.

Seven Kelly descendants in warm, windy 2015 Canter

Seven Kelly descendants in warm, windy 2015 Canter

Seven descendants of Constable Bert Kelly competed in Sunday's 45th annual Kelly's Canter at Palmerston.

Medical progress

Medical progress

The East Otago Health Trust is almost halfway towards its target of raising $1million for a new medical centre in Palmerston.

Defibrillator for Karitane

Defibrillator for Karitane

Karitane community members, from left, Colin Thomson and Selwyn Shanks, from the East Otago Fishing club, Karitane Store owner Sue O'Neill, East Otago Fishing club President Alan Turner and Kati Huiirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki representative Suzanne Ellison with a new wall-mounted defibrillator.

Library upgrade nears completion

Library upgrade nears completion

Waitaki District manager libraries and archive Philip van Zijl stands in thelibrary at Palmerston with staff members (from left) Waihemo Centre manager Barbara Taylor, Waitaki community librarian Jean Rivett, of Oamaru, and Waitaki District Council customer contact team manager Pam Hicks.

Waikouaiti erosion concerns heard

Waikouaiti erosion concerns heard

Concerns have been expressed about continuing erosion along Matanaka Dr, near Waikouaiti's sports park.

Road closure sign differences persist

An electric sign warning of road closures is to be installed on State Highway 1 in Palmerston within the next three months, despite opposition from the Waihemo Community Board.

New doctors arrive to take up 5-month stints

New doctors arrive to take up 5-month stints

The East Otago Health practice has attracted two new doctors and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for a new health centre in Palmerston.

Logging trucks by schools a concern

Logging trucks by schools a concern

Logging trucks travelling on Stour St, Palmerston, are ''an accident waiting to happen'', Waihemo Community Board chairman Geoff Foote says.