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.
When Alan Clearwater joined the Palmerston Volunteer Brigade,
it used a 1936 Ford fire engine with a pump mounted forward
of the radiator.
Tom Collins (91) and Russell Oliver (94) received life
memberships of the Palmerston RSA at a ceremony on Saturday.
Palmerston school bus drivers are worried motorists speeding
past their stationary buses pose a threat to the children
they carry to and from school.
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.
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.
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.
The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P show committee is planning
to develop a lifestyle-blocks emphasis at the 2015 Palmerston
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
Marilyn Muir, pictured outside ''Marilyn's Shop'' in the
Palmerston town centre, which has reopened in the main street
building occupied for 105 years by the Appleby family.
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