Black or green, we’ll keep the streets clean

Black is the new green in Carterton, as the Council addresses a supply shortage of its green rubbish bags.

Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund Applications Open Now

Apply for help with recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle from the Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund.


Water shutdown – Moore Crescent 20 March 2023

Water shutdown – Moore Crescent 20 March 2023

20 March 2023 9am Our team has shut down the water on Moore Crescent this morning due to a an emergency water leak repair.   We anticipate this will be back on by midday.   We apologise for the inconvenience.

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Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund Applications Open Now

Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund Applications Open Now

A Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund has been set up for people affected by Cyclone Gabrielle, with funds contributed being used to support individuals, families, community organisations, businesses and marae affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in February. The Wairarapa...

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CDC and G&C Diggers enter three waters renewals partnership

CDC and G&C Diggers enter three waters renewals partnership

A freshly inked contract between Carterton District Council and civil contractor G&C Diggers completes a deal that commits significant investment to our infrastructure and local business. The contract was signed by Paul Smart, G&C’s Owner/Manager, and Geoff...

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𝗢𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟵𝗮𝗺 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵
This meeting is open to the public. If you wish to participate, call us on 06 379 4030 or email at least 24 hours prior to a meeting.

𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮 👇

𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗺𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲:
⛺️Freedom camping bylaw - Last year we obtained funding from Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment to create a Freedom Camping Bylaw. We are seeking Council approval to proceed with public consultation.
🌳 An update on Ka Pai Carterton's development design of Carrington Park and seeking Council approval of water play costs and its operational costs.
💧 Consideration of whether council should join C4LD (Communities for Local Democracy Group) - a local government action group established to work with central government to ensure all New Zealanders have access to safe drinking water, and that local communities continue to have a say on the use of assets purchased on their behalf using ratepayer funds.
🚭 Proposed adoption of the Wairarapa Smoke and Vape Free Policy
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One would have thought LGNZ would be fighting against 3W. So why is there another group (ie more cost to ratepayers). Or is this proposed group solely against 3W ?

What research, science, data, evidence and discussions (with who) have been had on this? How much expertise and in what areas is missing in end to end management of all three waters?

Three Waters - expert - Will Council make comment on this and the point in end to end expertise and cost savings?

a death affects around 4,000 people (SA Academic CCDHB 2007). From the Havelock North event that is 16,000 people in mourning from a preventable death. Sad to hear at a public forum by a then prospective candidate that Havelock North only affected 4 people (tragically). What about residents who are immune compromised, elderly, disabled, disadvantaged, poor, in over crowded houses and other, and living with ongoing health effects, or could be?

For community members who like me found out about this in the Saturday print media. What is C4LD -

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Your council rubbish bags may look a bit different for a while 👀

All the info is here 👉
but the video is way more fun
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Why not keep the new bags if they are heavy duty.The green ones are far to flimsy

Love your post they are the best ❤️

Excellent - thanks for the early update. Now folks please don't rush the stores and create a shortage like for the toilet paper during COVID!!!

Good riddance to the useless flimsy green bags they are a waste of money they split so easily

📢 #UPDATE: This warning has now been lifted

📢 #UPDATE 3:20pm 21 March: Heavy Swell Warnings 🌊⚠️

Kia ora e te whānau, below is an update about the Heavy Swell Warnings active today and tomorrow:

MetService New Zealand have issued Heavy Swell Warnings for:

📍 Wairarapa: Turakirae Head to Mataikona

⚠️🌊 Southwest combined waves expected of 6 metres early Wednesday morning about Palliser Bay, then spreading north with height of 5 to 5.5 metres. Easing to 4.5 to 5 metres on Wednesday evening.

📍 Wellington/Hutt Coast: Cape Terawhiti to Turakirae Head

⚠️🌊 Southerly combined waves are expected of 4 metres developing this evening (Tuesday), rising to 5 metres early Wednesday morning. Waves gradually easing late Wednesday morning.

At this stage, the impacts are expected to be minor. However, recreational water users should avoid the water for the next 24 hours. Heavy swells could bring debris and some overtopping onto exposed coastal roads. The highest risk period is the 2 hours either side of High Tide and King Tide:

Cape Palliser high tides: 5:57am and 6:27pm Wednesday
Castlepoint high tides: 6:19am and 6:46pm Wednesday

⏰ Wellington: 5:20pm Tuesday and King tide 5:50am and 6:20pm Wednesday.

We expect heavy swells like this in the winter months, so even though the sun is out, please take note of the following advice and keep up to date with the latest from MetService New Zealand:

🚶‍♀️🚗Take care when walking or driving along roads directly exposed to the sea during this time. Swells can cause surface flooding and debris wash up including driftwood, seaweed, sand and gravel.

📍 Be particularly careful when driving around coastal roads that have been impacted by swells in the past, such as; Owhiro Bay, Breaker Bay, Worser Bay in Wellington, the East Harbour Bays from Lowry Bay to Days Bay and Cape Palliser Road, Tora Farm Settlement Road and Mataikona Road in the Wairarapa.

🚣‍♀️🏊‍♀️ Surfers, divers, recreational reef fishers/surfcasters and boaties should avoid locations such as; the Wellington south coast, including Pariwhero/Red Rocks, Lake Onoke outlet, Cape Palliser, Castlepoint reef and the Whakataki to Mataikona coast.

🚗🌊Although there is low risk to significant overtopping, residents living in exposed coastal areas including the above named roads should park vehicles away from the seaward side of the road as a precaution.

🚧 Metservice have flagged the potential for some minor wave splash across the south-bound lane of State Highway 2. Drive to the conditions and stay up to date thorough Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Wellington and Metlink

🚢 Check ferry schedules through Metlink as heavy swells may disrupt some sailings.

🔎 Stay up to date with weather warnings at

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