Winton is a busy agricultural service town, renowned for its friendly residents, beautiful gardens and historical buildings. It lies in Central Southland, around 30 kilometres north of Invercargill and is home to around 2,200 people.

The town is surrounded by a diverse farming industry, which includes sheep, cattle, deer, dairy, crops and flowers. Council representation and facilities in Winton are listed below.

Community Partnership Leader

Karen Purdue

Karen Purdue
027 230 7619


Darren Frazer

Gavin Macpherson

Cr Gavin Macpherson
570 Argyle-Otahuti Road, Waianiwa, RD 4, Invercargill 9874
(03) 235 2789, 021 121 1655

Neil Paterson

Cr Neil Paterson
444A O’Shannessy Road, RD 1, Winton 9781
(03) 236 1343, 021 554 737

Wood Burner Incentive Programme

Council is offering free building consents for new wood burners in the Winton urban zone.

Building consents for heating units lodged between 1 November 2014 and 31 December 2020 will be processed at no charge if they meet National Environmental Standards for emissions and thermal efficiency, to be installed in the Winton urban zone.

Check if you live in the area [PDF, 1 MB]

Why is Council doing this?

Environment Southland monitoring has shown that Winton is the only township that has come close to exceeding the National Standards for air quality. If Winton did exceed the standards, then a potential consequence could be new rules, such as those in place for Gore and Invercargill.

What is a NES approved Burner?

A NES burner is a home wood burner that meets the national National Environmental Standards for emissions and thermal efficiency. The Ministry for the Environment has more information (external link)

Winton air quality survey results  [PDF, 473 KB]



Winton Community Board

The chair of the Winton Community Board is:

Brian Somerville
65 Racecourse Road
RD 2 Winton

Other members of the Winton Community Board are: Geoffrey Jukes, Doreen McNaught, Neville McPherson, Natasha Mangels, Peter Schmidt, Cr Neil Paterson (Council representative).


Winton Library (relocated to Winton RSA Hall)
0800 732 542
Winton RSA Hall
182 Great North Road,
Winton 9720
9am - 5pm Monday - Friday
10am-3pm Saturdays

Transfer Station

Winton Transfer Station

Florence Street
Monday 2-5.30pm
Wednesday 2-5.30pm
Friday 12-5pm
Saturday 1-5pm (winter), 11am-5pm (summer)
Sunday 2-5pm (winter), 1-5pm (summer)

Dog map

The Winton dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.


Community Halls

Winton Drill Hall

Address: 180 Great North Road

Winton Memorial Hall

Address: 2 Wymyss Street

Winton RSA

Address: 182 Great North Road

Oreti Community Hall

Address: 138 Drummond-Oreti Road

Otapiri/Lora Gorge Hall

Address: 8 Stirling Road


Centennial Park Playground

Address: 37 John Street

Mackenzie Street Playground

Address: Corner Mackenzie Street and Home Street

Old Cemetery

Old Winton Cemetery

2675 Dipton Winton Highway (SH6)
Winton Area Office

East Cemetery

East Winton Cemetery

25 Devereux Road
Winton Area Office