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



Road Works:

Brooklyn Road

Road closure on Brooklyn Road between Lincoln Road and Mannings Road intersections for road maintenance repairs. Due to the narrowness of the road reserve it is safer to direct traffic via Mannings or Thomas Roads.
Detour direction indicator signage will be in place to direct traffic around the closed section of Brooklyn Road.

The road will be open at night.

The temporary closure is likely to be operating until Wednesday afternoon.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Te Wharau Road and Admiral Hill Road

Saturday 20th January there is a mobile closure  on the Kourarau (Te Wharau Road) and Admiral Hill Road from 12.50 to 2.15pm, for the international event the New Zealand Cycle Classic. Please be respectful of the cylclists using the road.
Council has erected signage stating this on both roads from Tuesday morning.

We apologise for any inconvenience.




Restricted Fire Season in place from Monday 11 December 2017.
A restricted fire season is now in place throughout Carterton District. All fires now require permits. This also includes Fireworks and Chinese Lanterns.

For rural fire permits, ring Wairarapa Rural Fire District Office on 06 370 9557 or go to and apply on-line.
For urban fire permits, ring Carterton District Council on 06 379 4030.


Urban Water Restrictions now in place

Carterton District Council have increased water restrictions on the use of the Town Water Supply, due to the lack of rain fall and the current low level of rivers and streams. Increased water restrictions come in to force today, Monday 18th December

Hand-held hosing only permitted:

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

Notice also applies to rural addresses connected to Town Water Supply and will be upgraded to a total hosing ban if we cannot reduce the current demand on our water supply.

The maximum daily supply Council can currently maintain is 2500 cubic metres:

Visit the Water usage page to see Carterton’s daily totals


Carrington & Taratahi Water Races  – Restrictions now in force

 Carterton District Council has imposed water restrictions onto the Carrington and Taratahi Water Races, due to the lack of rain fall and the current low water levels of Waingawa and Mangatarere Rivers.

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

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

Please use your water sensibly and avoid wastage. This will help to ensure that there is a sufficient water supply for everyone.

Your co-operation is appreciated.