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More new businesses have opened in Palmerston.
The latest is a branch of Dunedin's nearly new designer label clothing shop Inside Out, which opened two weeks ago.
Inside Out manager Yvonne Shields, of Palmerston, said the shop was doing well and might extend its hours.
Another shop, Crystal and Cream, which opened three weeks ago, is selling hand creams, crystal, linens, wall hangings and furniture Other new businesses recently established in the town include Design Withdrawals, Good Keen Kiwi book shop and a men's hairdresser, Ali the Barber.
The new Palmerston preschool and nursery was built near the town centre 18 months ago and the Palmerston Butchery reopened in 2007Waihemo Community Board chairman Rod Philip said the extra businesses in the town seemed to be attracting more shoppers.
An accounting practice specialising in rural and small business accounting will open each Wednesday at the Good Keen Kiwi book shop.
Two other businesses are planning to open soon.