Palmerston

Farmers market today

The Palmerston farmers market will restart for the season today.

Kelly's Canter entry doubles

Kelly's Canter entry doubles

The number of entrants in Kelly's Canter yesterday at 103 was almost double the 53 who took part last year in the 4km run from the Palmerston Railway Station to the 393m summit of Puketapu and back This year's winner was Stafford Thompson, of Dunedin, in 21min 01sec. The first woman home was Sue Cuthbert, of Dunedin, in 27min 22sec.

More schools for Kelly's Canter

More schools have been invited to compete in Kelly's Canter this year. Usually pupils from East Otago High, Palmerston Primary, Flag Swamp and Waikouaiti Schools compete with a large number of adults in the long-standing event.

Trail riders raise funds

Between $15,000 and $18,000 was raised to buy firefighting equipment for the Waitaki rural fire unit by the annual two-day Big Boys trail ride at Katiki at the weekend.

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