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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!

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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.
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Applications are now open for the TUIA programme

Applications are now open for the TUIA programme

The Tuia programme is an intentional, long term, intergenerational approach to develop the leadership capacity of young Maori in communities throughout New Zealand. This programme involves local Mayors selecting a young Māori person from their district to mentor on a...

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Kaiwhata Road closed – 11 November 2020

Kaiwhata Road closed – 11 November 2020

Kaiwhata Road is closed due to a slip blocking the Kaiwhata River, causing flooding across the road at Kummerstein. Signage advising the road is closed has been placed at Kaiwhata/Te Wharau Rd intersection with signage at the Kummerstein boundary. Kaiwhata Road is...

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Together with the community, Destination Wairarapa is developing a Destination Management Plan that will help guide the region to become a must visit place for travellers that the whole community is involved in.

We need your opinions and views to help Destination Wairarapa understand our region’s tourism future aspirations and expectations of tourism here.

Get involved and share your ideas. You will find the survey here:
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This Sunday KOKOMAI Creative Festival - Wairarapa is bringing us Tangata Circus - Kazoo This free event is happening at Carrington Park at 10.30am & 2.30pm.

The weathers set to be amazing, so grab a picnic and have some fun family times!
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Policy & Strategy meeting delayed:
Our Policy & Strategy meeting due to start at 11am today will be delayed until just prior to 11.30am due to a wreath laying ceremony for Armistice Day.
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