In the South
Winton Area Promotions' new president is keen to encourage more people to visit the town.
Jeanette Casey said Winton was a great place to live.
''We think Winton's fantastic.
''It's a family town, a good retirement settlement and there're all the facilities here you'll ever need.''
''It's to get people into the town to see what's here and may be even to come here and live.''
Mrs Casey had been a member of the promotions organisation for 22 years and said she was ambitious for what the group could achieve.
''It's to promote Winton to its own community and to others coming through the town.
''I want to keep things moving forward - making things better.''
Winton Area Promotions was responsible for the popular Winton-wide garage sale and the Winton marketeers craft and produce market at the town's open day.
Another event about to happen was the Take a Drive Down Memory Lane event on Sunday, July 28.
Back again after a successful day last year, it aims to promote attractions from yesteryear, including vintage museums and cars in the town.
The group was always looking for new ideas to promote Winton, she said, and they would also love some new members.
''It's a lovely positive group of people.''
- The Southland Times