Lets Work Together to Get New Zealand Ready for the Local Elections
From 27 June, everyone currently enrolled to vote will receive an enrolment update pack. Check your details, make any changes, sign it and send it back.
Voting in the local elections takes place by postal vote from 16 September to 8 October 2016. Only those correctly enrolled by 12 August will receive their postal voting papers in the mail.
If you’re not enrolled by 12 August you won’t be sent your voting papers in the post. That means that you’ll have to make a special vote, which takes longer. Enrol now.
It’s quick and easy to enrol or update your details. To check your enrolment or start the enrolment process you can go to www.elections.org.nz/enrol or call 0800 36 76 56. To get an enrolment form, pop into any PostShop or freetext your name and address to 3676. More information about enrolling to vote is available at www.elections.org.nz.
Information about enrolling for the local elections will be available in New Zealand Sign Language on www.elections.org.nz.  Information for people with vision impairments will be available on the Blind Foundation’s Telephone Information Service.
Information about enrolling to vote in multiple languages is available online at www.elections.org.nz/languages.


NZ Electoral Enrolment



Annual Plan consultation clinics
Consultation on the proposed Annual Plan 2016/17 has begun.
Councillors will be available to discuss the Consultation Document at the Events Centre Foyer

  • 16 May 6.00–9.00pm
  • 17 May 2.00–5.00pm
  • 18 May 9.00am–12.00pm

We are consulting on three issues:

  • bringing forward some of the sewage treatment upgrade
  • investigating a year-round indoor swimming complex
  • clock tower earthquake strengthening

Administration Assistant
Looking to re-enter the workforce or perhaps just a part time role to suit your lifestyle requirements? Please view here

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 13 May 2016.
Application forms and funding criteria are available from the Carterton District Council or by contacting Carolyn McKenzie on 06 379 4082 or can be downloaded from here. If you need guidance with filling out the application form you can download the guide here.

Elections 2016
Please click here to find out more about our local body elections

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

The Carterton Charles Rooking Carter Community Awards
Tickets are on sale now for this year's Civic Awards Dinner
Saturday 11 June 2016 6pm - 9.30pm
The evening includes a beverage on arrival, a delicious two course meal and the awards presentation.
Tickets are only twenty five dollars per person and are available from the Carterton Information Centre.
Let's celebrate as a community!


Water restriction
Water restrictions are no longer in place.

Liquor Licencing Christmas Newsletter
If you are planning an Event this Summer please read our Liquor Licencing Christmas Newsletter

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

27 April 2016
Open Fire Season
There are currently no fire restrictions throughout Carterton urban area and Wairarapa rural district.
In the urban area, approved incinerators must be used.
For rural fire enquiries, ring Wairarapa Rural Fire District Office on 06 370 9557.
For urban fire enquiries, ring Carterton District Council on 06 379 4030.

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.....…..