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Winton Newsletter - 4th Dec 2017

Winton Newsletter

Our first Winton Newsletter was emailed out to inboxes on Friday 1st December. This will be a regular monthly newsletter packed with loads of local stories, events and news.

If you would like to receive one please add in your details on the bottom of the first page of the website. Our next full edition will be 1st January 2018 and there will be a special edition out on 22nd of December with all the trading hours for Winton Businesses and groups for the holiday period. 

The first December edition can be downloaded from this link here:  Winton Newsletter December 2017

Winton Business Association Bowls - 30th Nov 2017

Winton Business Association Bowls

A great turnout on Wednesday 29th November with 14 teams taking part in our first business challenge to win the Winton A.A.C. House Relay Trophy. This trophy was first won in 1939 by Grimwoods Grocery Shop! Then again in1990 by Winton New World and 1998 by Winton Mitre 10. The trophy had been hidden away for many years and was found by the Molloys when they left Winton New World last year.

Thanks to Lisa Hay for picking up the challenge of organising this event for the Business Association to come together on a social occasion. After all the games, the final was played between Malloch McClean and PR Law, with PR Law overall winners and receiving the trophy. Many thanks to Bill Ward and the Winton RSA Bowling Club for the wonderful guidance and advice.

Winton School Out of Zone Enrollments Open - 24th Nov 2017

Winton School Out of Zone Enrollments Open

Winton School is governed by an enrolment scheme. Please click on the photo for the application process for Out of Zone enrollments.

St John Needs You! - 24th Nov 2017

St John Needs You!

Are you ready to make a difference in your Community?

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer role?

Volunteering as an Ambulance volunteer is a big commitment that is extremely rewarding. By working on an ambulance your role is quite varied but the focus is always on providing quality care to patients. You will have a desire to help people in a compassionate and professional way, embracing the diversity our communities offer, be committed to continuous learning and training, and display St John's core values…….

St John Winton is looking for more volunteers to be part of our excellent and vibrant team of ambulance officers.

Contact: Juon Schoen – Station Manager on 032361027 or mobile 027 5909480 Or come in and have a chat in the station on Brandon Street, Winton.

Winton Open Day another success! - 20th Nov 2017

Winton Open day 2017 was held on Sunday 19th November with loads of families coming out to enjoy the sunshine and activities. Shops were open with amazing specials that delighted even the smallest customer. The Plunket teddy bears picnic was a huge hit with loads of children dancing in the sun and many happy faces filled with joy. The memorial hall was filled to the brim with tempting goodies to purchase as well as the jolly man himself exciting children and hearing all their Christmas demands. The grand parade along the main street provided entertainment for all ages. They eagerly lined the street waving madly as the floats and machinery drove past.... so another year down. Can't wait to see what 2018 has on offer! 

Check out the photos of the day here in the Gallery 

Big Announcement from The Hideaway 201 restaurant - 16th Nov 2017

Big Announcement from The Hideaway 201 restaurant

We at The Hideaway 201 have decided to close our restaurant and the last day for dining will be 17th December 2017. We would like to thank everyone for their support during this time. 
We are excited to announce The Hideaway 201 will be an exclusive event, function and wedding destination providing an excellent service to all.


2018 Winton Fire Brigade Sky Tower Team - 15th Nov 2017

2018 Winton Fire Brigade Sky Tower Team

Hello again Winton and Surrounding districts, guess what! it’s that time again. YES Winton fire fighters are tackling that great big tower in Auckland again to raise those very important funds for blood cancer & leukaemia NZ. The Team consists of 5 fire fighters this year and here they are  Guy Johnstone, Ernie Pringle, Samantha Lindley, Stu Hill and Daniel Jenkins. So please once again follow our Sky Tower journey to the top (team photo to come).

Winton Sky Tower Team would also just like to thank all of our 2017 sponsors again for there on going support!!!

Follow our journey here ...


Winton Walkway - 3rd Nov 2017

Winton Walkway

The Winton Rotary Trail is a fantastic community asset for current and future generations to enjoy using. It was officially opened jointly by Minister of Parliament Bill English and landowner Joan Hodges on April 12. An enthusiastic crowd of approximately 300 joined in the celebrations at the culmination of three years and more than one thousand man hours of work by Rotary Club of Winton members.


The nine kilometre trail encircles the whole Winton township and includes native bush, the Winton Stream to meander by, rural farm land, built up housing areas, and grounds beside Central Southland College.

The different seasons of the year provide extra aspects of nature for people to admire, ranging from daffodils flowering in a woodland bush setting, to coloured autumn leaves, plus bird life in the native bush and animals grazing peacefully on the nearby farmland.

It all started with the simple idea that Winton’s population would benefit from a walking and cycling trail that was safe for everybody to utilize. It was immediately welcomed by Rotarians and supporters.

The appropriate consents were granted and work started with great enthusiasm from local businesses and government-based organisations. The physical work was in the hands of Winton Rotarians, all of whom were eager to help. Winton Rotarian Lachlan McGregor was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in December 2013 for his outstanding contribution of instigating this community walkway and his motivational work.

The extra assets on the trail include four car parks, two shelter sheds, and six seats for rest areas. There are many access points to conveniently hop on/ hop off certain parts of the trail. The most satisfying aspect is now watching young and old using this great community facility while walking, cycling or walking the dog.

The Winton Rotary Trail has come from the community for the community and it is owned by the community. Prior to the official opening, Winton Rotary Club hosted a thank you lunch for the landowners who had donated their land and for the business community who also donated time and materials.

-By Rotary Club of Winton President Winston Gill

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