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Winton volunteer Peter King receives Community Service Award - 13th Jun 2022

Winton volunteer Peter King receives Community Service Award

Long-serving Winton community volunteer Peter King has been honoured for many years of service to his community.

Mr King received a Community Service Award from the Oreti Community Board and Southland District Council at a ceremony at Winton’s Middle Pub on Friday 10 June.

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong made the presentation to Mr King, with flowers for his wife Laureen, at a ceremony led by Oreti Community Board deputy chair Peter Schmidt.

Mr King has been a member of Winton Rotary for around 40 years and has played a leading role in many Rotary projects in the area.

One outstanding project was the Winton Trail. Since its completion around seven years ago, Mr King took on the responsibility of weedspraying the entire circuit. His normal routine was to walk the track early in the day to find spots that needed attention, then pick a calm period to do the spraying. His efforts kept the trail in great condition to be enjoyed by thousands of walkers and cyclists.

Mr King has also voluntarily contributed much to planting and pruning, particularly at Moores Reserve, where he has nurtured hundreds of native trees and shrubs for the benefit of the public and Winton’s beautification.

At a sprightly 87 years old, Mr King has recently retired from carrying the heavy sprayer around the trail but remains available for light voluntary work.

Photo Caption: Southland District Mayor Gary Tong presents the Community Service Award to Peter King, with Mrs Laureen King.

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