A new skateboard park for Palmerston came a step closer this week when 53 skateboard enthusiasts attending a meeting called by the Waihemo Community Board.
More new businesses have opened in Palmerston.
An outlet for Palmerston's Waihemo Pharmacy will open in the new Waikouaiti Events Centre by the beginning of next month.
Almost 2500 people have signed a petition asking the Otago Regional Council to support a Dunedin commuter train service.
Dan Dilkes has been appointed principal of Palmerston Primary School, Board of Trustees chairman for the school Stefan Witehira said recently.
Rural delivery contractor Geoff Davis, of Palmerston, will retire next week after a 19-year career on the road during which he clocked up more than 1.3 million kilometres.
When East Otago High School pupil Maihi Douglas (15) was injured in a traffic accident in Palmerston on Wednesday, fellow year 11 pupil Josh Sprague (16) knew what to do.
Suburban trains will run from Waitati and Mosgiel to Dunedin on Wednesday, March 18, when commuters will be encouraged to walk or take public transport to work.
The 126th Palmerston and Waihemo A and P Show attracted an estimated 2400 visitors to the Palmerston showgrounds on Saturday.
East Otago High School year 13 pupils jumped at the chance to brush up on their decorating skills while performing some community service
The Waihemo Heritage Trust Museum was described as "another jewel in the crown for Waihemo" by MP for Waitaki Jacqui Dean when she opened it on Saturday.
New businesses are continuing to open in Palmerston.
The Seasider tourist train, which runs between Dunedin and Palmerston during summer, will operate a trial service to Oamaru on Palmerston A and P Show day, Saturday, February 7.
Rotaru scholarships of $1000 each for next year have been awarded to three "exceptional" year 13 pupils at East Otago High School, Dunedin Rotary Club spokesman Steve Metzger said at the school's prizegiving last week.
The founders of East Otago Coachlines, John and Isobel McLew have hung up their bus keys after 39 years of school bus and charter bus driving in the East Otago district.
There will be no Blueskin A and P Society show this year, and the chance of it being held next year depends on the result of the annual meeting on December 16.