Gareth Taylor, from Ahaura, near Greymouth, has been appointed principal of the 123-pupil Palmerston Primary School.
Fuel sales will resume at the Waikouaiti service station on February 1, when service will be available 24 hours a day using a card pay system.
A heritage tour of the Goodwood district near Palmerston on Saturday included a visit to the second-oldest farm building in New Zealand.
A tour of some of the historic sites in the Goodwood district, near Palmerston, will be run on Saturday as a fundraiser for the Waihemo Museum Trust.
A good Samaritan Christmas lunch was attended by 101 Palmerston and East Otago senior citizens at the Waihemo Lodge, at Palmerston, on Friday.
Plans by the Highcliff Trust to use land in the Waikouaiti recreation reserve for an equestrian cross-country track have been opposed by other East Otago sporting groups.
The irrigation and hydro-electric power-generating potential of sites inland from Dunback is back on the radar.
After 22 years of working at the East Otago High School, property manager and caretaker John Rawson has left his mark, in more ways than one.
A meeting to discuss the emissions trading scheme will be held in Palmerston on Saturday.
A Swiss couple have taken over the Hampden Beach Motor Camp and renamed it the Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park.
Cloverdowns farm near Dunback has been in the Philip family for more than 100 years. East Otago correspondent Bill Campbell looks back over the years.
Every one of the 120 pupils appeared to have a pet at the year 1-6 Palmerston Primary School's pet day yesterday.
The hurdles to recycling at Palmerston have required considerable work from the two-year-old Waihemo Wastebusters group, which is concerned about the lack of help from the Waitaki District Council.
More than 150 people and a record number of 31 exhibitors attended the annual Careers Expo at East Otago High School on Thursday.
A mobile security camera has arrived in Palmerston, thanks to a donation from the Palmerston Lions Club.
Some new boats may soon take pride of place near the Moeraki waterfront - but they will be for children only.
Several Palmerston youths aged between 13 and 17 face a raft of charges connected with a spate of offending over several weeks in August and September.
Caravan importers Geoffrey and Amanda Snell, of Waikouaiti, will soon be the 20th business to open in Palmerston in the past four years.
Proposals by the Otago Regional Council to add considerable areas to the regionally significant wetlands in Otago attracted interest at a recent public meeting at Waikouaiti.
The total number of Japanese secondary school pupils to have visited East Otago High School has reached 100 with the recent arrival of another group.