The Carterton Charles Rooking Carter Community Awards
2015 Charles Rooking Carter Awards Nominations are open now!
Nominations close 5pm on Friday 15 May
2015 Awards Dinner will be on Saturday 13 June 2015.
For further information, nomination forms and guidelines click here!

To watch last year’s nomination videos click here

Here’s an opportunity to join our dedicated staff in maintaining and improving our parks and reserves in the Carterton District please view here

Reserve Management Plans review
Please view here

Getting creative in our Community - Placemaking Programme
We want your ideas on how we could transform the new Carrington Park Public Toilets  so tourists are compelled to stop, take a photo, and spend some money in our town.
Download the flyer here


The Carterton District Council, 28 Holloway Street, (PO Box 9), Carterton has received an application for resource consent from South Wairarapa Veterinary Services.
The application is for subdivision of property in Rural (Primary Production) zone, at 3236 State Highway 2 into 4 lots, and land use consent for establishing a veterinary clinic on proposed Lot 4. For more information please view here

Local Government Reorganisation
The Local Government Commission has issued a draft proposal for reorganising local government in Wellington and Wairarapa. Submissions on the draft proposal closed on 2 March 2015. The Carterton District Council’s submission to the Commission can be read here

Building Control Officer

Here’s an opportunity to live and work in the hub of the Wairarapa. Carterton in close proximity to a range of excellent outdoor activities and is in easy driving distance to Wellington and Palmerston North. Please view here

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
The total fire ban has been lifted. 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

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.....…..