Attempts are under way to improve the sometimes vexed relationship between Palmerston, in East Otago, and the North Island's Palmerston North.
The condition of the main access road to Moeraki, Haven St, has worsened, say Waihemo Community board members and a local businessman.
A $2000 reward for information has been offered by an Auckland woman as more incidents of cat torture in Waikouaiti come to light.
Awards for academic excellence have been given to pupils at East Otago High School for the first time.
The torture of two kittens has angered Waikouaiti police, who are determined to track down those responsible.
A parade of vintage farm machinery through Palmerston on Saturday comprised about 50 machines.
The contract for stage one of the Palmerston Town upgrade has been awarded to Delta Contracting of Dunedin.
Several hundred people converged on Waitati's Bland Park on Saturday for the annual Blueskin A and P Show and family fun day.
The township of Hampden will be celebrating with a harvest thanksgiving service and "apple day" at the Hampden Presbyterian Church on April 10.
A confrontation in a group of young people on Palmerston's main street last Friday afternoon ended in the arrest of two 15-year-old Palmerston girls.
A timetabled bus service along Coast Rd between Karitane, Seacliff and Warrington is being sought by Seacliff residents Liz Abbott and Rudie Verhoef.
An expo and family fun day at Waikouaiti on Saturday attracted more than 1000 people.
Alan and Doris Ford say tolerance and working together are behind their 60 years of happily married life.
A grant has been made towards an investigation into the possibility of putting a dam on the Shag River inland from Dunback to supply potable water and irrigation to the Dunback and Shag River district.
Volunteer firefighters from Palmerston fought a fire in hay on a farm on Andersons Rd, above Andersons Inlet, on the coast east of Palmerston, yesterday.
Organisers are being sought to plan the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the whaling settlement at Moeraki.
A future is still being sought for the former Presbyterian church at Hampden.
A weekly farmers market will start at Palmerston on Saturday, February 19, in the Waihemo Lodge car park on Stronsa St, next to the East Otago Veterinary clinic, in the town centre.
People living south of Palmerston who want to go to the Palmerston show on February 5 will again be able to travel by train.
A town crier may be sought for Palmerston.