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CDC and White Ribbon

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!

Urban centre, rural surrounds

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.

Covid may have meant we had to cancel the 2020 Charles Rooking Carter Awards, but you can’t stop a good thing from happening! Nominations are now open for the 2021 Charles Rooking Carter Awards night.

Download your nomination form here.

CRCA 2021


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Waitangi Day – Discovering Carterton’s History

Waitangi Day – Discovering Carterton’s History

Hosted by Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, this is a unique opportunity to take a guided bus tour of historical Māori sites. Hear about significant places and events you may not even know about! When: Saturday 6th February 2021 9.30 am – 3.00 pm Registrations are essential - be...

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Make sure you head to the hills today and check out some world-class cycling right here in Carterton
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Friendly reminder before the weekend for all you naughty willy nilly hose wavers ... See MoreSee Less

Are you ready for the Cycle Classic Carterton?! 🚵‍♂️🚵‍♀️
Make sure you check out the information about the different stages so you can get the best views of the action in our beautiful district
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We're excited to be supporting Hurunui-O-Rangi Marae with this great Waitangi Day event for the Carterton community.
Places are limited so please make sure you register asap with Ra Smith by emailing:
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“If we can’t urgently reduce our water use, we will have no choice but to impose a harsh restriction like the other councils have”

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Why not restrict water between 6.30am and 7.30pm?

how much did the blown water pipe on lincoln road waste?

Larrissa Fraser-Macfarlane

I notice Masterton only has a sprinkler ban currently ..... so not sure which councils you're referring to ....

Oopsies typo there "10.3am"

Build a lake


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