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.
A rare thing will happen in Palmerston next week - the Waitaki District Council will give away firewood to residents.
Some dogs take their favourite toy to the kennels for comfort when they stay over.
The third-biggest lime manufacturer in the world has bought the Makareao lime works from Holcim cement.
A ''million-dollar reconstruction'' of Haven St, Moeraki, was officially opened yesterday by Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher, who cut the ribbon with Waihemo Community Board member Jane Carlyon, of Moeraki.
A new group set up to promote the Palmerston district has big plans.