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.

Nominations for the above position open on Monday 24 November 2014 and must be made on the nomination form available from the Carterton District Council office, Holloway Street, Carterton or can be downloaded here.  Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon on Monday 22 December 2014.  Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by internet payment, eftpos, cash or cheque.
Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and recent photograph for sending out to electors with voting documents if an election is required.  The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate information sheet which is available with the nomination form.
Electoral Roll
Preliminary electoral rolls for the by-election can be inspected during normal operating hours at the Carterton District Council office or the Carterton Events Centre/Public Library, Holloway Street, Carterton, from Monday 24 November to Monday 22 December 2014.
Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:

  • Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
  • Visiting the Elections website (www.elections.org.nz)
  • Completing an enrolment form available at any NZ Post outlet

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Monday 22 December 2014.
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Carterton District Council office and must be returned to the Electoral Officer before 4pm on Monday 22 December 2014.
Election Details
If an election is required to fill this vacancy, 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

Carterton District Council Public Notice

Christmas closure for Building Consent, Resource Consent and LIM Reports - please view here

Jobs Vacant -  Civil/Environmental Engineer  
We are looking to appoint a self-motivated and innovative person to join our Regulatory Department as Civil/Environmental Engineer.   Applications close 1 December 2014

Draft Significance and Engagement Policy
We're seeking your feedback on how the Council determines the significance of decisions and issues, when the community can expect to be engaged in the Council’s decision-making processes, and how this engagement is likely to take place. The draft Significance and Engagement Policy, and a submission form, can be downloaded here
Feedback closes 9.30am Monday 24 November 2014.

Carterton Community Arts Council
Creative Communities Funding
The Creative Communities Scheme is a relationship between Creative NZ and local authorities and supports opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in the arts in their local community.
The Carterton Community Arts Council administers this scheme on behalf of the Carterton District.  Applications for the next funding round will close on Friday 28 November 2014.
Application forms and funding criteria are available from the Carterton District Council or by contacting Sandra Hayes on 06 379 4030 or can be downloaded from here.  Guidelines for applicants can be downloaded 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


Carterton District Council - Review of Liquor Control Bylaw 2005
Council at its meeting on 24th September 2014, resolved to review its Liquor Control Bylaw 2005 (The Bylaw) The purpose of review of The Bylaw was to include a liquor ban within the Central Business District (CBD) and surrounding environs.
Council by way of resolution has determined that amending The Bylaw is the most appropriate way in achieving Council’s objectives. A Statement of Proposal has been compiled in support of the review of this bylaw.
Feedback on the Statement of Proposal has closed, and the Council will be considering submissions at its meeting of 26 November.

Speed Limits Bylaw
The Speed Limits Bylaw has been adopted by Council, please view here.

Annual Report 2013/14
The annual report for the year ended 30 June 2014 has been adopted by Council. A summary of the Annual Report was published in Midweek on 18 November. The full report and the summary are available here and at the Council office and Library.

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.....…..