A rare thing will happen in Palmerston next week - the Waitaki District Council will give away firewood to residents.
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.
Waihemo Wastebusters, the smallest recycling organisation in New Zealand, is gaining visibility and support in the Palmerston and Waihemo area.
The announcement of the extension of mining at Macraes has been welcomed by Palmerston business leaders and local authorities.
The main road into Moeraki is set to reopen in three weeks' time.
Palmerston volunteer firefighters say a water tanker ''must'' be based in Palmerston and they will build a new shelter for it themselves, if that is what it takes.
A new water tanker for the use of the Palmerston Fire Brigade needs to be located in Palmerston, local authorities say.
Palmerston volunteer firefighters called to send a water tanker to a scrub fire at the weekend had one problem: they no longer have a tanker.
Tourism Waitaki's draft tourism strategy ignores anything south of the Moeraki Boulders, Waihemo Community Board members complained this week.
The constable in charge of the Waikouaiti police station, Jon Paul (''J.P.'') Tremain (pictured), has left to become officer in charge of the two-person police station at Havelock, near Blenheim.
Agricultural worker shortages in East and North Otago, and around New Zealand, are being addressed by Oamaru business Cantrain.
A new East Otago health centre in Palmerston could cost between $750,000 and $900,000, a public meeting was told on Tuesday.
Moeraki people appear to be increasingly frustrated over the closure of Haven St in the seaside township.
A man described as ''a wonderful asset'' to East Otago High School, in Palmerston, is about to retire.
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.
When Alan Clearwater joined the Palmerston Volunteer Brigade, it used a 1936 Ford fire engine with a pump mounted forward of the radiator.