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
(03) 235 2789, 021 121 1655
(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.
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 Community Board
The chair of the Winton Community Board is:
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 Memorial Hall)
Winton Transfer Station
Saturday 1-5pm (winter), 11am-5pm (summer)
Sunday 2-5pm (winter), 1-5pm (summer)
The Winton dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
Winton Drill Hall
Address: 180 Great North Road
Winton Memorial Hall
Address: 2 Wymyss Street
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 Winton Cemetery
East Winton Cemetery