More than $9000 has been raised to help provide the funds for a sixth teacher at Palmerston Primary School.
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.
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 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 Museum committee wants to build a 400sq m stand-alone visitors centre behind the museum.
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.
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.
The Waihemo Museum is looking for ways the district can celebrate Palmerston's 140th anniversary next year.
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.
Palmerston's last stationmaster, Doug Anderson, rode the rails again as a passenger on a special Seasider train between Palmerston and Dunedin this week.
Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton yesterday welcomed 460 cruise ship passengers from the Pacific Dawn, who arrived by train in Palmerston.
Taking his turn on the catwalk is Rowan Shanks, at a fashion parade in the East Otago Events Centre, at Waikouaiti, on Thursday night.
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.
A combined, treated water supply appears to be possible for Palmerston, Dunback and Goodwood.
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.