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CDC and White Ribbon

Carterton District Council 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.

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!

Sunset in Carterton

Just the end to another day in paradise.

Urban centre, rural surrounds

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

Water Restrictions in force from 1 December

Water restrictions will be in force from Sunday 1 December, due to the arrival of the hotter and drier weather.

The restrictions will allow for sprinklers to be used on alternate days, however, this is dependent on rainfall and may change at a later date.

To keep up to date with the latest restrictions, check out the sign on the outside of the Carters building on High Street, or click here

To learn more about where our water comes from and easy to follow water conservation tips, click here


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Update on work taking place along Lincoln Road

Update on work taking place along Lincoln Road

For the past seven months, our council has been undertaking 900 metres of sewer renewal along Lincoln Road. This was to replace an ageing pipe which allowed infiltration of ground water and causing increased stormwater flows into our waste water treatment plant. The...

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Restricted Fire Season has begun

Restricted Fire Season has begun

Restricted fire season is now in place. Lighting a fire is riskier than usual, so you’ll need a permit. You may also need to meet specific conditions to help you light your fire safely and prevent it from getting out of control. For permit enquiries, please visit...

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Kiwi Christmas Dinner Basket

Kiwi Christmas Dinner Basket

FOOD BANK CHRISTMAS HAMPER COLLECTION Preparing a special meal and joining with family around the table are visions that come to mind when we think of Christmas dinner.  For many families and individuals in our area, however, enjoying a special meal when finances are...

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Council Holiday Hours

Council Holiday Hours

The Council offices will be closed from midday on 24 December, reopening at 8.30am on Monday 6th January. During this time, your rubbish and refuse collection service will run as usual, with collection on Monday 23rd and Monday 30th December, and Monday 6th January....

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CDC on Facebook

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Carterton District Council

How amazing is this?! If you know a Carterton family worthy of some Christmas goodness, pop into the Carterton Events Centre and let us know who they are 🎄❤️Wow what a start to our Christmas Day Food hamper collection. So many lovely donations. A HUGE Thank you has to go to McKenzies Electrical 2000 Ltd a fabulous Carterton based business who have donated 39!! goodie bags with crackers, chocolates, Clareville bakery fruit mince pies, sampler boxes, juice, lollies, Toblerones and crisps! So incredibly overwhelmed by your generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome work guys!

Fabulous! McKenzies Electrical 2000 Ltd ... Carrollyn and family you guys rock ❤️💞🎅🏻

That is awesome.


How very very cool

Wow way to go McKenzies Electrical 2000 Ltd! 👍🎄🎅💖

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Our late night swimming hours have been confirmed!

From 3 January until end of February, our outdoor pools will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays until 8pm. Can't wait to see you all there 🏊‍♀️
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This facility is amazing, and no cost to users, thanks CDC!

Another year of this fantastic initiative. Well done council for keeping it free.

One of the best decisions we made - great to see it being enjoyed by so many youngsters and their families.

Robert Royle yass friday night swims 👌


Alysha Olsen

Terongo Tekii

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Lighting a fire? Restricted fire season is now in place, so you'll need to visit to apply for a permit first. ... See MoreSee Less

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Knew it wouldn't be far away, with the number of calls the fire teams have been attending

Brandon Giddens Bec Giddens Daniel Giddens

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