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Visit the Emergency Management page for information regarding Emergency Preparedness and where your local Civil Defence Centre is located.



Road closures will be updated here when council have received information from NZTA or similar authorities.



There are no Fire Restrictions currently.

Please view the fire season and permit page for “Check its alright” information.


BROKEN WATER PIPE, 1.30pm update

The water mains have been turned off from 453 High St Sth to Dalefield Rd due to a broken pipe. The rest of the town’s water pressure has been returned to normal.

The team is on it and are hoping to have it fixed within the hour.

We apologise for the incovenience.


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 rain fall and the current water of rivers and streams.

Hand-held hosing use only is permitted.

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

This 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.


Water Race Restrictions

Due to the lack of rain fall and the current low water levels of the Waingawa & Mangatarere Rivers, water restrictions have been imposed on the use of the Taratahi & Carrington Water Race.

As our water allocation has been reduced to the lowest take, we need to conserve water so the supply reaches our users at the end of the race.

This restriction dictates the race water can only be used for the purpose of stock drinking water and domestic toilets only.

Please use your water wisely and avoid any wastage to ensure there is a sufficient water supply for everyone.