Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton yesterday welcomed 460 cruise ship passengers from the Pacific Dawn, who arrived by train in Palmerston.
Palmerston's last stationmaster, Doug Anderson, rode the rails again as a passenger on a special Seasider train between Palmerston and Dunedin this week.
The number of people at the 127th Palmerston and Waihemo A and P Show on Saturday exceeded the 2000 who attended last year, committee member Gal Mills said.
The Waihemo Museum is looking for ways the district can celebrate Palmerston's 140th anniversary next year.
An overworked Palmerston doctor who sometimes had his grandson travel with him and sing to help to keep him awake as he drove to attend patients features in a new family history, In the Spirit of their Age, launched in Palmerston yesterday.
A group of Palmerston and Dunback people have applied to the Ministry of Tourism to receive funding for a feasibility study on a cycle trail between Palmerston and Middlemarch.
One of the few nurse practitioners working in general practice in the South Island, Anne Fitzwater, has started work at the East Otago health centres at Palmerston and Waikouaiti.
Another new business is about to join the 14 that have opened in Palmerston in the past two and a-half years.
The mess at the public car park at the end of the Moeraki boulders public access road was appalling, local farmer and Waihemo Community Board member Ken Wheeler said yesterday
The degradation of the Shag River is a concern, Otago Regional Council natural hazards analyst Richard Woods says.
Skateboard jumps cluttering the recently refurbished Palmerston railway station platform are upsetting the operator of the Seasider trains between Dunedin and Palmerston.
A cycle trail from Palmerston to Dunback and on to Hyde or Middlemarch via Macraes is still being investigated.
Staff and pupils at the 18-pupil Karitane School are worried the speed limit on the road outside the school could be increased from 50kmh to 100kmh.
The Rev Vance Vidal, of Mosgiel, has been appointed the part-time vicar for the East Otago Anglican churches from Warrington to Hampden, including Waikouaiti and Palmerston.
South Otago High School head of social sciences Lennox Sharp has been appointed deputy principal at East Otago High School.
Palmerston recycling group Waihemo Wastebusters will start a trial weekly household street collection of recyclable materials in Palmerston tomorrow.
The prayer books closed for the last time in a Dunback church yesterday as the township's Presbyterian church was decommissioned and closed after 108 years of services.
Lorraine David of Waikouaiti, a member of the East Otago Lions Club, has been awarded a Melvin Jones fellowship.
More than $1200 has been raised for the Palmerston museum from two events.