Welcome to Carterton Christmas Celebration
The Carterton District Council invites new residents to meet with others that have recently moved to the Carterton region.

Apply early for summer event special licences

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Carterton District Council 2016 Triennial  Elections – Declaration of Result
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The Creative Communities Scheme is a relationship between Creative NZ and the Carterton District Council to support a wide range of community arts projects including: Craft/Object arts, Dance, Interarts, Literature, Ngā Toi Māori, Multidisciplinary artforms, Music, Pacific arts, Theatre and Visual arts.
The Carterton District Council administers two funding rounds each financial year:

  •  Round 1 closes 4th November 2016
  •  Round 2 closes 28th April 2017

More information and application forms are available from:

Retiring Councillors acknowledged

On Wednesday 5th October retiring Carterton District councillors, Deputy Mayor Elaine Brazendale and Cr Bill Knowles attended their last ordinary council meeting after serving for 21 years and 15 years respectively.

It was business as usual throughout the council meeting with both councillors contributing their valued opinions on community matters; the helm was then handed over to present their Valedictory Speeches.

Cr Bill Knowles reflected on this time with Carterton council with good humour and anecdotal flair. Bills forte whilst on council was roading, foot paths and Sparks Park. He acknowledged the great working relationship he had formed with the council operation crews. Bill spoke of his most memorable achievements as councilor, and which he was most proud of; “The roundabout at Memorial Square and what we have finally achieved with our footpaths.” Bill noted that although he will no longer be on council he will still continue with his commitment to Foodbank, Keep Carterton Beautiful and the development of Sparks Park.

Cr Elaine Brazendale was first elected to council in 1995 after a transition from the Hospital Board. To Elaine the transition was positive, “District Council papers seemed a breeze after the reams of paper from Health Boards and being close to home much easier to understand.” During her time as a councillor she has had five very diverse mayors, four CEO's, worked with up to 20 councilors, seen the completion of the first District Plan, and developed the first Long Term Plan and Vision for Carterton. This Vision for Carterton also includes one of Elaine’s most memorable achievements, “in February 2011 one of the highlights of these years came when as chair of the CDCT we were able to make a donation of $200,000 towards the soon to be Events Centre.”

Parting gifts were presented to Bill and Elaine, exquisite photographs of Carterton Landscape, with engraved plaques recognising their duration and commitment to Carterton District Council.

Mayor John Booth summed up the council meeting with admiration for these two extraordinary individuals who will be missed within the council chambers.


Meeting Schedule Change of Date for September 2016 Council Meeting
The following meeting will now be held at GV Electrical and Pumping Ltd, Board Room, 148 - 152 Belvedere Road, Carterton.
Wednesday 5th October 2016 1.00pm Council meeting

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Carterton Holiday Programme

The Carterton District Council is excited to announce its free holiday programme being held at the Carterton Events Centre from 3rd – 7th October, 9 – 3pm.

Children can choose from a huge range of workshops including hula hooping, abseiling, sports, board games, inflatable obstacle course, storytelling, gardening, writing, drama, paper making, wood pallet crafts, web coding, 3D printing, cooking, movies, and painting.

The programme finale will be a disco party with DJ Brenny.

Morning tea of fruit and baking is provided.  Children will need to bring their own lunch – please make healthy choices with no chocolate, soft drinks or lollies.

Numbers are limited, so register now by contacting Gerry Brooking, Community Development Coordinator on 06 379 4083 / 027 865 4007 / gerry@cdc.govt.nz

Local Government Elections 2016
Candidate Profile Books are available to view here.

Ratepayer Electors
Do you live and vote in one council district, but also pay rates on a property in another district?  Then you may qualify to vote more than once at the local authority elections on 8 October 2016.  If you think you may be eligible to enrol as a non-resident ratepayer elector in that other district or to nominate a person for the ratepayer electoral roll, you can down load an Enrolment Form for Ratepayer Electors from here.

Nominations 2016

Candidates for Carterton District Council please view here

Candidates for Wairarapa District Health Board please view here

Pre-election Report
The Carterton District Council’s 2016 Pre-election Report is now available here

Annual Plan 2016/17
The Carterton District Council’s Annual Plan 2016/17 is now available here

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To check your enrolment details or to enrol go to www.elections.org.nz.

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Local Government Commission Release findings
Community feedback signals a Wairarapa District Council and the Greater Wellington Regional Council as being the preferred option from those surveyed.  

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CentrePort Invests at Waingawa regional hub.        

CentrePort has invested in a new regional hub in the Wairarapa. The Waingawa log hub, near Masterton, supports the fast growing and valuable forestry sector through a reliable and cost effective transport connection, ensuring exporters remain internationally competitive. More information please view here

Wairarapa hosts Economic Development Conference

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Citizenship Ceremony - Wednesday 22 June

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Passing of former Carterton Dirstrict Council Mayor,  Gary McPhee
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Charles Rooking Carter Awards
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Community to review Waiohine River Floodplain Management Plan
This week people who live alongside the Waiohine River and in Greytown will be asked to give their view on a plan to protect their homes, business and land from problems caused by river flooding and erosion. Please view here

Wairarapa residents urged to get talking about Wellington
Wairarapa residents are being invited to get talking about their Capital City – how they find getting around and through it and what they love most about how Wellington looks, feels and functions. Click here to find out more

Carterton District Council Guidelines for UAV (drones) Over Council Reserves 
Due to the interest and increased use of UAV (drones)  Council has introduced guidelines for UAV (drones) over and within Council reserves. Please view here

Carterton Community Notice Board Requests

If you are a local organisation, club or group that have a notice you would like to share with the community on the electronic notice board located at Carrington Park Click 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.....…..