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CDC and White Ribbon

Carterton District Council is White Ribbon accredited and fully supports the White Ribbon initiative to stop violence against women.

Beautiful parks and reserves

Carterton is proud of the beautiful – and superbly maintained – open spaces for our community.

We love events!

The Balloon Festival, Kokomai Arts Festival, movies, music and theatre…
it’s all happening in Carterton!

Urban centre, rural surrounds

Grab a cocktail and a meal in town, or fill up on scenic views.

Sunset in Carterton

Just the end to another day in paradise.


What should we do now?

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.

Support our local Carterton businesses!

Fill you heart with local love by supporting businesses in the heart of Wairarapa
Visit the Carterton NZ website here to view all the fantastic businesses Carterton has to offer.
For businesses seeking support, visit the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy site here for a one-stop shop of all support and funding available to businesses.

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Kerbside recycling

Learn more about how our kerbside recycling crates and wheelie bins work and view the collection calendar.


Click here to learn more about the sustainable steps we can take together in Carterton to reduce waste, make the most of recycling services and reduce the effects of climate change.

The library

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What is the council doing to acknowledge Matariki?

Matariki, the Māori New Year, is typically marked by the rise of the Matariki star cluster and the sighting of the next new moon. Some iwi observe the rise of the lone star Puaka as the beginning of the new year.

In 2020, the Matariki cluster will set on 15 May and return from 13–16 July. The Matariki period is 13–20 July, which is when we will be acknowledging it, as well as sharing with you some of the things we're learning, such as why Matariki has 9 stars and what each of those stars represent.
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Yesterday marked the official opening of the joint Ruamāhanga Roads depot and another postive step forward in the working relationship between Carterton District Council, South Wairarapa District Council and Fulton Hogan.
Thank you to our local tangata whenua for making the event special with the whakawātea on the building, the karanga and karakia.

Read more about the combined roading maintenance contract and joint depot here
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Today our Animal Management Officer Karen and Community Services Manager Carrie went to visit Room 10 at Carterton School after some of the students wrote a letter to our council about the amount of dog poo they found in Carrington Park last month 🐕💩
It was great to talk to them about what the council is doing to try and keep our public spaces poop-free and we're really excited Room 10 agreed to design some new posters for our parks to remind people to scoop their dog's poop!
We will share the designs with you once we get them in.
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Comment on Facebook Today our Animal ...

Well done Room 10, great to see our young people taking responsibility for their community!

Well done Rob and Carrie! And room 10!

Great stuff Karen!

Ka rawe Room 10 👏 you guys rock!

Awesome Room 10

Nice one Karen !

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What about getting rid of the plastic bags for rubbish the council uses

So how long does it take a plastic bag to decompose?

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