East Otago High School deputy principal Joyce Whyman retires tomorrow, after 37 years of high school teaching in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand. Newly appointed principal Rick Geerlofs praised Mrs Whyman's "wonderful" work at the year 7 to year 13 high school in Palmerston.
Four months ago, Dunedin couple John and Margaret Spain were mourning the loss of their beloved 1953 Ford house bus, destroyed in a fire near Lake Mavora.
A midwinter craft exhibition is being held at Waitati this weekend.
The Waikouaiti community has won a protracted battle to get warning bells and lights installed on the Glasgow St railway crossing in the township.
A hole-in-one is almost a routine sports event for retired East Otago High School teacher Russell Davenport.
Dan Dilkes has been appointed principal of Palmerston Primary School, Board of Trustees chairman for the school Stefan Witehira said recently.
A British company with links to a pirate radio station which once broadcast from a ship in the North Sea has acquired a stake in Radio Puketapu in Palmerston.
More tourism businesses are coming to Palmerston to cater for an increase in passenger numbers on the Seasider tourist train.
Young Hampden skateboarding enthusiasts have taken practical steps to gain a skateboarding area for Hampden.
Palmerston Lions Club charter members, from left, Colin McFarlane, Murray Holland, Leighton Coutts and "Mac" Service cut the cake at the club's 40th anniversary dinner on Monday night. Watching is Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton.
A historic Palmerston bar is to close and Blair Skevington, who was one of New Zealand's youngest hotel proprietors when he took over aged 19, will no longer be running a pub.
Neither of the two significant sequoia trees in Palmerston appears in imminent danger of being cut down.
Rick Geerloffs, the newly appointed principal of East Otago High School, is ‘‘a great fan of NCEA''.
Iris Edwards, the oldest resident of Kimberley Rest Home in Palmerston, has been sewing for 60 years. She recently finished her latest quilt, which she sewed in just over nine weeks.
Lower speed limits are being sought on Dunback Rd, State Highway 85, on the outskirts of Palmerston.
A considerable quantity of rubbish has been dumped on and over a cliff face about 75m from the Moeraki lookout reserve car park.