Train and road tours for public viewing of the Oceana Gold
mine at Macraes might resume for next summer.
A group of Hampden residents is seeking construction of a
toilet block in the town that will be recognisable and
encourage visitors to stop.
A mass derailment of wagons laden with meat and byproducts
near Palmerston yesterday morning closed the main south
railway line and sparked an investigation.
The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P Show committee is
considering new directions for the 131-year-old show.
The Waikouaiti RSA wants the town's war memorial shifted to a
more central site.
The Seasider train service between Dunedin and Palmerston
that has run during the past five winters may be dropped for
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
Flood debris clogging a stretch of the Shag River will be
removed when the water level drops sufficiently to allow a
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.
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
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