The Waikouaiti RSA wants the town's war memorial shifted to a more central site.
The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P Show committee is considering new directions for the 131-year-old show.
A mass derailment of wagons laden with meat and byproducts near Palmerston yesterday morning closed the main south railway line and sparked an investigation.
A group of Hampden residents is seeking construction of a toilet block in the town that will be recognisable and encourage visitors to stop.
Train and road tours for public viewing of the Oceana Gold mine at Macraes might resume for next summer.
After a recent $230,000 refurbishment the Hampden School has been officially reopened by former principal Ann Coe, of Moeraki.
Craig McCaw was named Sportsperson of the Year at the East Otago Community Sports Awards, which were presented at the East Otago Events Centre in Waikouaiti on Friday.
A land stablisation advisory group has been formed to provide input into the development of options to control slip movement in Moeraki.
A proposal by St John to establish a first response unit at Palmerston has been greeted favourably by the community.
The Waihemo pharmacy in Palmerston will stay open until at least Monday, July 23.
Further investigations are to be made into Hampden wastewater options.
The winter may be the quiet season for tourists but this is not always the case on the Taieri Gorge Railway.
A new water treatment plant that opened in Palmerston this week will provide top-quality drinking water for 1600 consumers in Palmerston and the surrounding districts.
Low membership and declining transactions have prompted NZCU South to consider the future of its Palmerston branch.
The Topp Twins will be the headline act in a full line-up of entertainment at the 130th Palmerston and Waihemo A and P Show in Palmerston on February 3.
If you see a long-distance runner training on the outskirts of Palmerston, give her a wave.
Maintaining rubbish bins at Hampden beach is not cheap.
East Otago High School year 13 pupil Keiran Ireland (17) of Warrington spent a day in Wellington recently "shadowing" Dunedin North Labour MP Dr David Clark.
Fires swept from tree to tree, fanned by winds of more than 100kmh in 1975, remembers Geoff Davis, who has retired as chief fire officer of the Palmerston Volunteer Fire Brigade.
A proposed sewerage scheme for Hampden is again being investigated.