Their two-month term as lecturers at the Christian Leaders' Training College at Banz in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Highlands was all too short but their days were long, the Rev Bobby Kusilifu and his wife, Lois, say.
Two Moeraki home-owners had the sales of their properties effectively stopped when purchasers discovered a hazard warning report had been added to the Land and information management (LIM) reports on their properties without their knowledge.
Almost half the 28 Moeraki landslip claims lodged with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after heavy rainfall in late May 2010 have been declined.
The time has never been better for a proposed Waihemo water conservation scheme in East Otago, a promoter of the project based on the Shag River told a public meeting in Palmerston this week.
For the second year running a clash of dates looks likely between the Palmerston and Waihemo A &
Getting into warm water has just become easier in Palmerston.
A water catchment plan that could result in a dam being built inland from Dunback and enhancements to the Shag River will be outlined at a public meeting at Palmerston on October 26.
A public meeting to discuss plans for a $1 million building to replace the Waikouaiti Museum will be held at the East Otago Events Centre in Waikouaiti tomorrow.
The small Flag Swamp school raised the equivalent of $500 per pupil at a school fair and auction, which was boosted by the Palmerston Farmers Market being held at the school on the day of the event.
Buses will run from Palmerston and Waikouaiti to connect with the Waitati-Dunedin trains for Rugby World Cup matches in Dunedin. The trains will run on September 10, 18 and 24 and October 2.
Electronic signs are to be installed on State Highway 1 near Palmerston, to advise motorists of winter road conditions.
A surge in support for the Palmerston and Waihemo A and P show appears to have ensured its future, at least in the short term.
Megan Turner (17, at right) a year 13 pupil from East Otago High School was awarded the TrustPower Waihemo Youth Community Spirit Award in Palmerston on Monday night.
The Palmerston Lions Club won the supreme award at the TrustPower Waihemo Community Awards last night.
Efforts to establish a cycling, horse-riding and walking trail linking Palmerston, Dunback, Macraes and Middlemarch are continuing, despite the fact the proposal to build a trail between Palmerston and Middlemarch missed out on the first round of government funding for cycling and walking trails.
The future of the 128-year-old Palmerston and Waihemo A and P Show is under threat unless it can attract new committee members.
The idea of having a town crier welcoming Seasider train passengers to Palmerston and steering them to tourist attractions will be put to the Palmerston Gateway to Gold promotion group.
East Otago High School year 11 geography pupils have again won the Otago-Southland regional geography competition.
The "quality of the people" is what has kept practice nurse Daphne Taylor working in Palmerston for more than half a century.
Attempts are under way to improve the sometimes vexed relationship between Palmerston, in East Otago, and the North Island's Palmerston North.