When members of the Palmerston Primary School's Parent Teacher Association were told the school needed money to fund a sixth teacher, they did what all good country PTA volunteers would do - rolled up their sleeves and started churning out cheese rolls.
The 40th Kelly's Canter, the race up Puketapu near Palmerston, to be held this year on October 17 at 2pm, may attract more teams.
Peter Gregory, who works from the Old Post Office Gallery at Waikouaiti, is one of 50 potters from around the world who have been invited to exhibit pottery at an exhibition held by the arts council of Moore County at Southern Pines, North Carolina, in the United States.
More than 90 people attended the launch, at the Karitane bowling club, on Sunday, of Karitane by the Sea, the 25th book written by former East Otago High School teacher and historian Ian Church.
A combined, treated water supply appears to be possible for Palmerston, Dunback and Goodwood.
The Waikouaiti Museum committee wants to build a 400sq m stand-alone visitors centre behind the museum.
The security of the Warrington domain is to be discussed with local people, following a series of incidents there, including the terrorising of two people in a campervan.
The Waikouaiti Musical and Drama society production of Ma Baker's Tonic opened to a full house in the East Otago Events Centre at Waikouaiti on Wednesday night.
The East Otago High School gala day held at Palmerston on Sunday raised just over $5000 towards a third minibus to carry school sports teams.
More than $9000 has been raised to help provide the funds for a sixth teacher at Palmerston Primary School.
The new Tourism Waitaki visitors sign promoting Hampden has prompted mixed reactions.
A series of lectures on climate change given recently at the University of Auckland by Dr Jim Salinger, former Niwa scientist and now an independent weather scientist, will be repeated at Palmerston this year. The lectures are being organised by the Hampden Community Energy group and the Waihemo Wastebusters, of Palmerston.
About 380 people took part in the 23rd annual Moeraki fishing contest run by the Waianakarua Lions club on Saturday.
Kiwirail has established that damage to a section of spouting on the Palmerston Railway Station was caused by a loose curtain on the side of a wagon that had caught the spouting as it passed through the station at night on March 24.
The Dunback war memorial and the toilet block at the Dunback domain have been cleaned and painted by East Otago High School year 13 pupils this week.
Otepopo School will remain open, at least for next term.
A proposal to sell a Department of Conservation reserve in Waikouaiti has aroused concern in the town. Waitati contractor George Terry wants to buy the land, administered by the Dunedin City Council, to establish a depot.
A new sign placed beside State Highway 1 at the entrance to Palmerston has been described as a welcome compromise.
New Zealand children's entertainer Elgregoe, otherwise known as Greg Britt, presented his anti-bullying show to the 113 pupils at Palmerston Primary School yesterday.
Taking his turn on the catwalk is Rowan Shanks, at a fashion parade in the East Otago Events Centre, at Waikouaiti, on Thursday night.