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Sparks Park

We've noticed there has been some chatter in the community about a possible residential development adjoining Sparks Park. Council is aware of a potential proposal that could involve swapping a portion of the existing park with another piece of adjoining land.   We...

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Technical issues with our online forms

It appears some of the forms on our website aren't working as they should be. We appreciate your patience while we work to fix this as quickly as we can. In the meantime, if something you need on the website isn't working or you need to contact us, please email us on...

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Recycling wheelie bins – coming soon!

In 2018 the three Wairarapa Councils consulted on a plan to introduce wheelie bins for recycling and following consultation, it was decided that the three Councils would jointly introduce wheelie bins. The improved recycling service will be cleaner, greener and...

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Sparks Park

We've noticed there has been some chatter in the community about a possible residential development adjoining Sparks Park. Council is aware of a potential proposal that could involve swapping a portion of the existing park with another piece of adjoining land.

We thought you should know we haven’t actually received an application, so any speculation about what might be proposed and what it might mean for Sparks Park is premature.

If we do receive an application that involves a land swap at Sparks Park, the Council will seek the views of the community before making any decision on the application. We encourage everyone to hold fire with views on the merits of a proposal, should it come to anything, until all the details are known.
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I would say the pond level is to do with the water table. Can't do much about that!

Sparks Park is such a special place. So grateful for all the volunteers that have created such a wonderful place 🐶❤️

We need houses, so makes sense.

Why does the pond only have water in it in the winter? The bird & aqua life in that pond is amazing. A great place to go for dog walking, meeting great people and just to see all the trees being planted

Jo Wisler-O'Donnell I always wondered why the water was empty. The wild life loved it. Plus it looks better!!!! Plus, Why do they now mow over when the spring wild flowers are coming up . ? They were a joy to behold .

Thank you that's great to read

Thank you for the clarification. Much appreciated.

Lovely to see the pond with water in it. Enjoyed only in the winter

Awaiting further information with interest.

Good to hear.

Well said

Ben Shields

Stewart Pye

Dan

Lucy Darroch Hogwash.

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It appears some of the forms on our website aren't working as they should be. We're working to fix this as quickly as we can. In the meantime, if something you need on the website isn't working or you need to contact us, please email us on
info@cdc.govt.nz or call us on 06 379 4030
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We’ve already got some pretty cool entries for our colouring competition!

This is a fun way for our kids to learn more about helping our environment by seeing what items can be recycled. And they could win a snack box and drink bottle for their efforts!

Send them down to the library to pick up a colouring sheet. We’ll pick our favourite entry at the end of the month.
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Have you ever thought about standing for council? Maybe you know someone who you think would be a great leader for our Carterton community?

Well now’s the time to get serious about it! Local elections are being held this year and candidate nominations open on 19 July.

We’ve set up a page on our website where you can find the answers to most of your questions.

Will you stand for Carterton?

cdc.govt.nz/your-council/elections/
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By now you should have received your dog registration fees form. Make sure you get your yellow tag for your pooch by 31 July to avoid a 50% penalty fee.

But why are the fees $10 more this year?

We need a new animal facility to keep inline with the minimum standards as set out by the Ministry for Primary Industries. Under the proposed fees and charges of the draft Annual Plan 2019/20, it was suggested that registration fees be increased to cover the costs of the required new animal facility.

We'll keep you updated when we have more news on this project.
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Absolutely. Good dog owners are paying for bad ones in terms of dog wardens and pounds etc. I live rurally and don't use dog pooh bins or bags or maintenance of dog parks. What do i get for my money?

Why not increase the pound costs instead. My dog registration is just a donation I am forced to contribute each year.

Haha just pay it stop moaning cause it aint going to change Its only 10 dollars. Take your dogs for a walk to the shop instead of driving and youll save more than that.

Please Carterton District Council I'd like to see the accounting figures for this increase and the proposed costs. Ànd then again when it's finished. After all we are paying for it, that is surely fair?

I dont understand why dog owners have to help pay for a new animal facility that about 95% will probably never use?

Who suggested increasing the rego fees anyway?

Antony Oliver

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