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

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

Beautiful parks and reserves

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Water Restrictions Still In Place

Did you know the maximum daily supply Council can currently maintain is 2500 cubic metres per day? We’ve already gone over this level a few times in January, which is easy to do with all the hot weather we’ve been having.

The Kaipaitanagata stream, which is our main water source, is dependent on rainfall and is currently so low there is no longer any water flowing over the weir. We are now providing water via the Frederick Street bore field. This is why the current water restrictions are still handheld hoses on alternate days.

You can check out our daily usage charts here or watch this handy video for easy ways of conserving water. Don’t forget, the council also sells water tanks you can install yourself so you can still water your garden without relying on the town’s water supply.



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Chipsealing High St South in Carterton – January

Chipsealing High St South in Carterton – January

We would like to advise you of road resurfacing with chipseal scheduled for State Highway 2 High Street South, Carterton, from south of Rexwood Street to Portland Road on three nights in January. Weather permitting, the work will take place as follows. Monday 20...

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Community Garden Opening

Community Garden Opening

Join Mayor Greg lang to open the Community Garden at Haumanu House on Sunday 26th January. Come along for a cuppa and celebrate all the hard work of our fabulous volunteers and supporters! Learn what the future plans are – you may even have some ideas to suggest? And...

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CDC on Facebook

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Are you coming to the Summer Street Party tomorrow? While you’re there, follow the colourful footprints on Holloway Street to behind the police station and check out Carterton’s latest piece of art ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi what time is it?

Te Whiti Road is closed at Te Kopi Road and Lees Pakaraka Road due to a crash at the Tauweru Bridge on the boundary with Masterton.
The road will be closed for at least 4 hours.
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Do you mean Te Whiti Road near Te Kopi? Lees Pakaraka is kms further down the road. Is the road closed the entire stretch?

Condolences to the drivers family!! ❣️

Derek Cox

Matthew Larsen

Don’t worry if you put out your kerbside waste and recycling today (Monday) and it wasn’t collected - it will be collected tomorrow (Tuesday) 🙂 If you no longer have a copy of your kerbside recycling calendar, you can find it at ... See MoreSee Less

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Have just moved down to the area from a lifestyle block in Waiuku to a lifestyle block in Carterton. We had our rubbish picked up once a week and recycle bin every 2nd week. Here nothing at all. Rates gets paid for?

By the look of all the recycling bins out in our street alone this was not well notified don't you think a quick notification on Facebook should have been made

Recycling is proving a right pain in the butt with all you now have to do so to hell with it just going to put all rubbish and recycling in one bin from now on

I'm sure nobody was harmed by bins being left out an extra night. Move along now 😂

Hope the bags don’t all get ripped open over night.

Your website said today..

this post really should have been made last night!

But your website says if a collection falls on a public holiday Monday then the date doesn't change. Council Urban Refuse Collection A domestic refuse collection is carried out once a week in Carterton on Mondays. Where a public holiday falls on Monday the collection will take place on the same day. My relationship as a ratepayer is with Carterton District Council not with so I look for information on CDC's site, not a contractors site.. Update your website!

Tyler Kulvarn


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Can you give Shep a new forever home?

Shep is a Male entire mixed breed, possibly German Shepherd Cross Shar Pei.
He is approximately 18 mths-2 years old.
Shep was found roaming end of December and has not been claimed by an owner.
He is very energetic so would suit an energetic family with teenagers.
He has some obedience training, he sits and likes to play with a ball.
If you would like to meet Shep

Please contact: Karen
Animal Management Officer
06 379 4045/027 242 8919
Mon-Fri between 8am-5pm
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Wasn't picked up!! Wtf people, look after your animals! I wish we were able to rehome him, but 2 dogs already. Best of luck Shep, I hope you find a beahtiful family and your loving forever home buddy!,

Somewhere ive seen post for a similar boy. Will search it out and come back when ive found it

Contact HUHANZ, they will find him a great home.

He looks lovely, hope he finds a good home

Good luck, Shep. 6 dogs already. 😢

I have 8, rehomed one today, full house sorry.

Shared to Giving Pound Dogs HOPE

Do you guys rehome them with a desexing order/contract?

Julie Reid

Carolyn O'Neil


re home costs please?

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