A "major problem'' with freedom camping along Katiki Beach was highlighted at this week's Waihemo Community Board meeting.
More than $5000 has been raised for the Breast Cancer Foundation in the past few weeks by a determined Palmerston campaigner, who has already raised more than $8000 for the same cause over the past three years.
Helping to move furniture into their newly completed Modern Learning Centres at East Otago High School this week are years 7 and 8 pupils (from left) Brook Holt (11), Rachel Sheat (11), Brodie Thom (11), Lucy Shea (11), Nakita Allan (11) and Manaseh Hunter (10).
East Otago High School pupil Nicole McLeod has been selected to fuel her passion for science at an international science camp in Singapore.
A field days event at Palmerston is to be investigated.
The Townsend family reunion, held at the Waikouaiti RSA on Saturday, was attended by 59 descendants from all over New Zealand.
A call has gone out for special large warning signs to go up on State Highway 1 near Moeraki to advise motorists of the traffic dangers posed by the section of roadway.
After two years of locums, two new doctors have been appointed to the East Otago Health practice in Palmerston.
The Rev Jin Sook Kim was ordained and inducted as the new minister of the Waikouaiti Presbyterian Parish last week.
The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P show is to expand to a two-day show.
''Go in with your eyes open and be very strong,'' - that is the advice from Flag Swamp School's retiring principal to any former pupils considering becoming teachers.
Concerns have been expressed about continuing erosion along Matanaka Dr, near Waikouaiti's sports park.
Seven descendants of Constable Bert Kelly competed in Sunday's 45th annual Kelly's Canter at Palmerston.
The East Otago Health Trust is almost halfway towards its target of raising $1million for a new medical centre in Palmerston.
Karitane community members, from left, Colin Thomson and Selwyn Shanks, from the East Otago Fishing club, Karitane Store owner Sue O'Neill, East Otago Fishing club President Alan Turner and Kati Huiirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki representative Suzanne Ellison with a new wall-mounted defibrillator.
Waitaki District manager libraries and archive Philip van Zijl stands in thelibrary at Palmerston with staff members (from left) Waihemo Centre manager Barbara Taylor, Waitaki community librarian Jean Rivett, of Oamaru, and Waitaki District Council customer contact team manager Pam Hicks.
An electric sign warning of road closures is to be installed on State Highway 1 in Palmerston within the next three months, despite opposition from the Waihemo Community Board.
The East Otago Health practice has attracted two new doctors and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for a new health centre in Palmerston.
Logging trucks travelling on Stour St, Palmerston, are ''an accident waiting to happen'', Waihemo Community Board chairman Geoff Foote says.
Sasha, the German shepherd who moved with her owner's car to the Goodwood kennels in June, has found a new home.