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Community Action Group
"Several projects which have been in the
pipeline for ages are now almost completed.'' ---
Community Board Chairman John McHugh.
The Winton Community Action Group (WCAG)
is in top gear to brighten the spotlight on
Winton and improve resources in the town.
And action it certainly is.
Since the group was set up following the Peter
Kenyon' workshop held earlier this year, it has
been all go for the members.
From the list of ideas which was put together at
the workshop aimed at not only promoting the
Heart of Central Southland', but to also provide
some necessary facilities, tasks have gradually
been ticked off the job list' by the members of the
group. Community Board Chairman John
McHugh, who also chairs the WCAG which is made
up of people from the Winton Area Promotions,
Winton businesses, Community Board and other
interested parties says that since the action group
was set up in early May, things have moved from
strength to strength.
"Several projects which have been in the pipeline
for ages are now almost completed," he said.
Monthly meetings that produce an action sheet'
which the group likes to tick off at the following
meeting, have been the catalyst for the numerous
achievements to date for the group.
"We are not a one-man band," Mr McHugh said.
"The great thing about this group is that we can
co-opt people on as needed to achieve this list of
And the list isn't complete either -- we are keen to
listen to anyone who has an idea they want to
From signs at the entrance ways to the town
which tell of events being held, through to a
much-needed noticeboard erected in the middle
of the town, these have all been part of tasks
completed, along with a website that is gradually
Mr McHugh says this was a need for Winton that
was highlighted very strongly at the Peter Kenyon
Mr McHugh said he sees this as an important link
for people of all ages, whether they live in Winton
"It's a great way for the grandchildren of people
who do live here to see what is going on here."
www.winton.co.nz is up and
For those keen to be part of the Winton
website, or if there are any queries,
Darren welcomes your call on 021415840.
Out of the Peter Kenyon workshop which was
organised by Winton Community Support
Worker Louise Faithful back in April, has
emerged a highly important promotional tool for
Winton - a website to promote and showcase the
Darren Fraser is the creator behind this site and
despite it being early days in its making and
already being live', the website is fast proving to
be an important link not only for locals but for
those who now live overseas but still call Winton
"And it's a great way to promote the town," he
From Community groups to schools, there is an
important role for them to play in the site's
construction, with information from them able to
be included to promote not only what they offer
to the Community, but because it is live' this can
be readily accessed and updated by them.
"We have built a site which has the ability for
Community groups and businesses to submit the
data they choose," Darren said.
"We are asking them to go on-line and add their
information, or they can email this to me and I can
put it on for them. I am more than happy for
people to call me and to help them if it seems too
"We have been in touch with a lot of groups and
schools and we are asking them to embrace this
site to help build its success."
Mr Fraser said that schools are able to provide
student work to be included, and hopefully some
of this material, for example the Winton Bear'
projects from the Year 8 Winton School students
will become an on-line resource for others to
"There is also potential to record the knowledge
and history of the town on here which some of the
elderly have the knowledge of, thereby ensuring
that this information is not lost forever.
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