PURSUANT to the 10th Schedule 11 (a) of the Local Government Act 1974 notice is hereby given that in the interests of public safety Council will close a 1km length of Kaiwhata Road approximately 8 k from Te Wharau Road (between Te Apiti and Stansborough).

The road will be closed to vehicular traffic during the period beginning Monday 26th January to Friday 13th February as follows:

Monday to Friday
5:30am to 7:30am
8:00am to 11:15am
11:45am to 2:00pm
There will be logs on the road and heavy machinery operating during this period. Please observe the road closures; they are in place for your safety.  

M F Hautler

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Grant
The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is currently available for sports clubs and school teams located in the Carterton District with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.  Funding is not available for regional or national events.  Applications close Friday 27 February 2015.
Application Form 2014/15
Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Frequently Asked Questions
Accountability Form 2014/15

Water restrictions now in force
Carterton District Council has imposed water restrictions on the use of the Town Water Supply due to the lack of rainfall and the current water levels of rivers and streams.

Watering using sprinklers and hand held hoses may only occur as follows:

  • Even numbered properties on even numbered days.
  • Odd numbered properties on odd numbered days.

This also applies to those rural addresses connected to Town Water Supply.

This restriction will be upgraded to a total hosing ban if we cannot reduce the current demand on our water supply.

Please use the water sensibly and avoid wastage. This will help to ensure that there is a sufficient water supply for everyone.

Your co-operation is appreciated.

Garry Baker
Operations Manager

21 January 2015

Restricted Fire Season
A restricted fire season is now in place throughout Carterton District. All fires now require permits.
For rural fire permits, ring Wairarapa Rural Fire District Office on 06 370 9557 or go to www.wrfd.org.nz and apply on-line.
For urban fire permits, ring Carterton District Council on 06 379 4030.

Dog Control Policy
Council at its meeting on 17th December 2014, adopted Dog Control Policy and Practices Annual Report 2014 as required pursuant to section 10A of the Dog Control Act 1996.
Copies of the Report are available at the Council’s office, 28 Holloway Street, Carterton or please view here

Notice of By-election, Nomination of Candidates and Enrolment Arrangements
Notice is given that on Tuesday 17 February 2015 a by-election will be held to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the position of Councillor for the Carterton District Council. The vacancy has arisen from the recent (unopposed) election of John Booth as Mayor.

Electoral Roll
Enrolment arrangements for this by-election close at 4pm on Monday 16 February 2015 and are open to:

  • Residents living within the Carterton District who are not listed on the final residential roll for this by-election. Residential enrolment is available at any NZ Post Shop or online at www.elections.org  
  • Ratepayers living outside the Carterton District boundary. Ratepayer elector enrolment can be carried out at the Carterton District Council office, Holloway Street, Carterton or by completing the enrolment form available here

Election Details
The election will be conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post electoral system.
Milan Hautler
Electoral Officer
06 379 4031

2014 Property Valuations
Every three years Quotable Value completes a review of Carterton properties. The valuations are audited by the Government’s Valuer-General. The resulting property revaluations are used by Council to calculate the rates on properties.

The 2014 Property Valuations are available here

Wairarapa Alcohol Working Group Hearing

Wairarapa Alcohol Working Group Hearing please view here
Community Alcohol Action Group Postcards please view here
Summary of submissions 1 - 52 please view here
Summary of submissions 53 - 79 please view here

Visiting Carterton
Planning on visiting the Carterton region or have family coming to visit and need somewhere to stay? The Carterton Holiday Park offers a park like setting with individual private sites. It is close to the shops, parks, swimming baths and the entrances to the Tararua ranges. The park offers 24 powered sites, numerous non-powered and tent sites. It also boasts 6 fully furnished, heated and carpeted self-contained units sleeping up to six people (bring your own bedding or hire from us) plus 4 budget cabins. The park also has well equipped communal facilities. Click here to find out more.....…..