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



Roads closures:

Road Works:

North & Central Carterton, continuing this evening Thursday 31 January 2019:

The NZ Transport Agency has scheduled chipsealing for State Highway 2 in north Carterton from High St – Pembroke St to Rexwood St followed by Northern threshold to Rhodes St , on Tuesday night 29 January, weather permitting. This will be followed by two days with a 30km/h temporary speed restriction to settle the seal and for road-sweeping.

Contingency night – Wednesday 30th January if not all can be completed on Tuesday night

NB: Change of dates from Wednesday 16th / Tuesday 17th

Further information about these works are below:

Chipsealing central and northern Carterton information

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



Restricted Fire Season in place from 8am Monday 14 January 2019.
A restricted fire season is now in place throughout Carterton District. All fires now require permits. This also includes Fireworks and Chinese Lanterns.

A permit is required to light a fire in open air in these areas. See for types of fire which have been authorised as not being fires in open air and do not need a permit.

ALL fire permits, urban and rural, can be applied for by visiting  Fire and Emergency NZ – or by calling  0800 658 628


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.