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it’s all happening in Carterton!

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Just the end to another day in paradise.
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Daffodil Festival 2020 cancelled

Daffodil Festival 2020 cancelled

Carterton District Council is disappointed to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Daffodil Festival due to today’s announcement from the government that Wairarapa will remain in alert level 2 until at least 16 September. The council has been planning and preparing...

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Covid alert levels and the Daffodil Festival

Covid alert levels and the Daffodil Festival

24 August 2020 We appreciate your patience whilst we waited for today’s announcement regarding NZ’s Covid Levels.  We have decided to delay making a final decision about the 2020 Daffodil festival until next week.  This will give us more time to ensure we have the...

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Greater Wellington has issued potential flood warnings for the following as Ruamāhanga River starts to peak
*Gladstone Camp Grounds by the river (Gladstone Public Reserve)
*Kokotau Road

UPDATE 10am - Dalefield road is now open .

There is still surface flooding on Dalefield and Brooklyn Roads. Please drive to the conditions

Dalefield Road is closed due to flooding from Lincoln Rd to Thomas Rd.
Detour available through Thomas Rd and Brooklyn Rd.
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Carterton District Council now the rain has subsided can you please unblock the driveway pipes in high st sth. This morning water was going over the footpath. They are chocka full with leaves. The water builds up on the north side and dribbles out the south side = blockage. The leaf blower you use does not cut the mustard. Needs a rod pushed through them all. Thanks. Fyi Greg Lang - Mayor of Carterton

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Have you done our Taratahi Te Reo Test?
You have just a couple more days to get your entry in!
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Our Te Mahau Foyer in the Carterton Events Centre is filled with an incredible display of how to use te reo in your every day life. Pop in and take a look. ... See MoreSee Less

Tēnā koe - Test your te reo knowledge and learn some new words & local facts along the way by taking our Carterton te reo quiz!

All correct entries go in to the draw to win a copy of Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary - a fun way to learn for all the family!

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Ata mārie as part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori week greet us in te reo at either the CDC office, or Carterton Events Centre and win an instant prize!

Don't forget to sign up to be 1 in a million at 12 noon today!
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