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Have your say in Waka Kotahi’s consultation on SH2 safety improvements
We take road safety very seriously and have been working closely with Waka Kotahi over the past few years to get community feedback on the different aspects of the State Highway 2 safety review. The current consultation reflects the feedback the community previously gave and covers median barriers, raised pedestrian crossing and a speed review. We encourage people to have their say as this will affect all road users across the region. Click here to view the project page and have your say.
Tree removal along rail corridor
We have been advised that some trees on the west rail corridor between Victoria and Pembroke Street level crossing (between the footpath and rail corridor) will be removed by Kiwirail this week as they pose a potential safety risk to the operation of the railway if they are damaged due to age or weather. This is shown on the map to the left. Foot traffic management will be put in place while the work is underway along the foot path adjacent to the rail corridor




Upcoming committee meeting agendas

Upcoming committee meeting agendas

30 June 2021 On Wednesday 4 August we will be having our Infrastructure and Services committee and Policy and Strategy committee meetings. These are open to the public to view and are livestreamed via our Facebook page. You can find the full agendas here If you would...

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Free Home Health Assessment Via Libraries

Free Home Health Assessment Via Libraries

26 July 2021 A new home health assessment toolkit is available from Wairarapa libraries, in a joint initiative by Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils. The kit – which is free to use and available from Masterton, Carterton and Greytown libraries...

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Carterton District Council appoints new Chief Executive

Carterton District Council appoints new Chief Executive

14 July 2021 Carterton District Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Hamilton to the position of Chief Executive following a unanimous decision from the Council’s elected members at a Public Excluded Extraordinary Council meeting on Monday. Geoff...

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For the next three nights, the outside of the clock tower will be lit up rainbow themed in honour of Mike Osborne. Mike was one of the people behind the rainbow clock tower concept and a strong advocate for making it an icon with recognition beyond our district by creating the first rainbow clock tower in the world.

Thank you to Greg Lang - Mayor of Carterton for organising this and to our Carterton Events Centre staff who will charge the lights during the day and set them up again each night.
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I voted for the rainbow clock how beautiful especially at night

Beautiful tribute,Mike will be looking down and saying -I told you it would look fantastic. 😁

Brilliant looks magnificent a lovely touch for someone who was hugely honored in this town 🙏

A nice tribute

Well done CDC

Much love, CDC - a beautiful tribute ❤️

What a lovely idea, I'll have to go down and have a look.

How beautiful wish I was back home to see this in person just stunning !!!

What a great idea to honour such a lovely man

Love and honour to Mike Osborne. Well deserved, well done CDC

What a lovely tribute.

I didnt know Mike but saw him speak at a by-election meeting and he was a really good candidate (all 3 were actually).

Lovely, great job CDC

Lovely tribute 🥰

Nice one team!


Looks awesome!

Wow very nice


I would like to see that

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Next Wednesday we will be having our Infrastructure and Services committee and Policy and Strategy committee meetings. These are open to the public to view and are livestreamed via our Facebook page. You can find the full agendas here:
If you would like to speak to any agenda items at the public forum segment of the meeting, please call 06 3794030 to register at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Some agenda items of interest include:
🌳The fantastic work being done around the District by our Parks and Reserves Team
💩A Progress report on the wastewater treatment plant upgrade
👃Actions taken and costs involved to mitigate the smell at the existing wastewater ponds at Daleton Farm after an unknown contaminant entered the system, as well as actions being taken to prevent a reoccurrence of odour for extended periods of time should contamination reoccur. 💲 The costs outlined in the report are covered by a mixture of 2020-21 operating costs, upcoming 2021-22 operating costs budget and forecasted capex for future installation and power of aerators. 2021-22 operating costs can be managed within existing approvals and the capital for arerators included within low interest loans secured from the Local Government Funding Agency, meaning no current additional cost this financial year and minimal future direct cost.
🗣Feedback on the Eastern Growth Plan and proposed next steps which includes investigation water supply possibilities for growth, including sustainability and resilience factors for the future of the Carterton Urban water supply
🚗 Recommendation to adopt a Dust Suppression Policy which will allow property owners with houses adjacent to metal roads to apply to Council for dust suppressant adjacent to their property for a maximum length of 100 metres (minimum 50m).
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A message from the mayor on the extremely sad news of Mike Osborne's passing. Mike was very involved in council affairs and strived to make Carterton the best place it could be.I was extremely saddened yesterday to learn of the passing of Mike Osborne. Mike had a genuine passion for the Carterton community and never missed an opportunity to show it. Whether it was through his involvement with Resilient Carterton, Ka Pai Carterton, Wai Art, addressing climate change or the clocktower colour vote, Mike's belief's were second to none.
He was always engaged in community interests and was no stranger around the council table. He stood for council a number of times and even though he wasn't elected, he wasn't afraid to front up at council meetings and hold us to account. He kept us honest, especially around climate change actions, and it would be fair to say Carterton wouldn't be as advanced in addressing climate change if it wasn't for Mike.
Aside from his determination to ensure Carterton's resilient future, Mike liked to have fun and was always keen on some shenanigans.
I cannot express how big of a gap he will leave in the community.
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I will miss you Mike. You were always respectful to me. Carterton has lost a member of our community who had a passion for now and the future.JB

It is just starting to sink in. We've lost an absolute star. Miss you, Mike.

Thinking of you all in Carterton and especially Mikes family, I had some great experiences with Mike being involved particularly in community development and considerations for Howard Booth park

Well said Greg Condolances to Mikes family & all who lives he touched

A huge loss for the Wairarapa and Wellington regions. Mike was an awesome improviser in theatre too.

Mike was one of the good guys. Intelligent, witty and without ego. A man of strong values and ethics. So very, very sad. A huge shock when I heard, there will be many who will miss him. Thoughts go out to Aneta and his family. However, he made a difference and his legacy will continue.

A big loss for Carterton

Oh no. Mike, you and your humour will be greatly missed.

A good bloke.

Shame to lose a man who cared for Carterton

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We're pretty excited to announce the launch of the Healthy Home Self Assessment kit, thanks to the three Wairarapa Councils' Climate Change advisors Mélanie and Natasha 🎉 Climate Change Wairarapa
The toolkits, which are available from Carterton District Library, Greytown Library and Masterton District Library, will enable you to assess your home for warmth and damp, and understand how it is performing. You will find useful tips and advice to improve the comfort of your home, and the health of occupants. And best of all, it's FREE to use 🙂

To read more about it, visit

or view the guide and record sheets at
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Isn't the problem we don't have enough safe stable affordable homes?

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