The 39th Kelly's Canter will be held in Palmerston on Sunday, marking the 70th anniversary of Constable Bert Kelly's first run up Puketapu, the hill overlooking the town.
The winner of the inaugural TrustPower Waihemo Youth award last week was Ray Quijano (18), of Flag Swamp, near Palmerston, a year 13 student at East Otago High School.
A sports and recreation arena for Waitati is one step closer, with a preliminary concept plan being presented to the Waikouaiti Coast community board meeting last week.
Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton has been invited to officially "open" 10 new businesses that have been operating in Palmerston in the last two years.
Options for a cycle trail route between Palmerston and Dunback, with a possible route over the hills to Middlemarch, were outlined to the Waihemo Community Board in Palmerston this week.
There was overwhelming support for retaining visitor signs in the Hampden-Moeraki area, the Waihemo Community Board heard this week.
A Palmerston visitors' map was launched by promotion group Palmerston Gateway to Gold last week. The map, a double-sided A3 sheet, lists visitor attractions in the Palmerston and Waihemo area.
Four of the 10-strong committee of the Palmerston and Waihemo Agricultural and Pastoral Association, plus the president, resigned at this week's annual meeting.
The East Otago Health Trust has received a larger-than-expected donation of $20,800 from the Golden Fleece Hotel's Good Samaritan club at Waikouaiti.
The 130th anniversary of Hampden, at one time the smallest borough in New Zealand, will be celebrated in October.
Palmerston skateboard enthusiasts put their case for a new $50,000 skateboard park for Palmerston to the Waihemo Community Board this week.
The trend of pharmacy services being removed from suburbs and country towns throughout New Zealand is about to be reversed in Waikouaiti.
The Waikouaiti Amateur Music and Drama Society's show, Opening Night, has sold out.
A new walking and cycling trail running from Palmerston to Middlemarch, as - part of the national cycleway network, is being mooted.
Warrington teacher Trish Korth will be packing her bags to travel to Scott Base in the Antarctic next term.
Cattle were struck and killed by a bus about 7pm on Saturday.
Submissions to the Otago Regional Council by Coast Rd residents, seeking an extension of the Palmerston to Dunedin bus service via Warrington and Seacliff, have been turned down.