The Rev Bobby Kusilifu, who has been the Palmerston-Dunback parish minister for the past nine years, is moving to minister in two Masterton parishes which are about to combine.
Waikouaiti's former Bank of New Zealand building has been given the highest possible heritage listing by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
The five members of the Keen family, from Palmerston, and an international student staying with them, are all involved in this year's Waikouaiti Music and Drama theatre restaurant production Hooray for Hollywood.
A rural kerbside collection of recyclable items has begun in the Waihemo area.
A land stablisation advisory group has been formed to provide input into the development of options to control slip movement in Moeraki.
Television cameras attended Waikouaiti's Anzac Day service yesterday, adding a bit of mystery to what was largely a local affair.
Year 12 history pupils from East Otago High School and Taieri College yesterday set out for a 15-day exploration of Vietnam.
The East Otago On-course Food Fest staged on the Waikouaiti racecourse on Saturday provided some tasty delights for the crowd of about 2000.
A pamphlet was delivered to Palmerston households yesterday warning a convicted child sex offender is living in the community. The pamphlet claims the offender is ''sneaking around watching...
The Dunedin Silver Fern railcar which will halt at Totara estate on the way to Oamaru on Sunday will be the first passenger train to stop there in almost 60 years.
A considerable amount of jewellery has been reported stolen in the burglary of a Palmerston house.
How do you deter taggers from covering your shop's exterior walls with graffiti? Get someone in to cover the walls with graffiti first.
Ideas on the development of tourism in Palmerston flew thick and fast at a breakfast meeting attended by business and community leaders from the town this week.
East Otago Transport has decided the Breast Cancer Foundation will benefit from the $1000 prize it won in the pink day competition among businesses in Waikouaiti. The prize would be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation, East Otago Transport owner Robbie Gray said.
The Topp Twins delighted the large crowds which attended two performances at the 130th Palmerston and Waihemo A and P show on Saturday.
The day-long visit by the Topp Twins to the 130th Palmerston and Waihemo A&P show on February 2 has boosted advance ticket sales for the show.
Railcar excursions from Dunedin to Oamaru are proving popular.
Rain put a dampener on the official opening of Palmerston's new skateboard park and playground on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of a skateboarding demonstration.
Community recognition and some commercial assistance has been given to Waihemo Wastebusters, the Palmerston-based recycling group, which is in its fourth year of operation.
Palmerston community radio station Radio Puketapu needs help to stay on the airwaves.