The Saddle Hill Community board hosted an afternoon tea
last week to congratulate Colin and Ann Weatherall on Mr
Weatherall's receipt of the Queen's Service Medal. Photos
by Debbie Porteous.
Long-time Saddle Hill advocate and politician Colin
Weatherall's service to the Saddle Hill community and Dunedin
was acknowledged at a community board afternoon tea in
Waldronville after his receipt of his Queen's Service Medal on
Mr Weatherall, who was a Saddle Hill area community board
member, chairman, ward councillor and city councillor over 30
years and involved in service and sports organisations, was
awarded the medal for service to the community after retiring
from politics last year.
He received it from the Governor-General last week.
Mr Weatherall's work ethic, integrity, sense of humour,
humility, diplomacy skills and dedication to Saddle Hill and
Dunedin were observations repeated by speakers at the
His dedication to his community and city had been unswerving,
Mayor Dave Cull said, through present ward councillor Andrew
''The city would not be the same place without him.''
Mr Weatherall's QSM.
Mr Weatherall was always there for the long haul,
whatever organisation he was involved with, Cr Andrew Noone
said, while former Saddle Hill Community Board chairman Keith
McFadyen thanked him for his guidance and contribution.
Board member Jonathan Usher observed Mr Weatherall seemed
embarrassed by all the hoopla, but should not be: ''I hope
you are proud of it [the QSM], because we are incredibly
proud of you.''
Mr Weatherall thanked his wife Ann, family, and others: ''I
truly do accept this not so much for myself, but for my
family and community.
"I have nothing but passion for my patch.''