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Farewell to our friend Lorraine Gittings

It is with immense sadness we say goodbye to our good friend Lorraine Gittings. Lorraine passed away Sunday morning, surrounded by her family. Lorraine is survived by her husband Dave (our infrastructure and services manager), her two adored children and her two much...

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Carterton Community Emergency Hub Exercise

Carterton Community Emergency Hub Exercise

Join the team for our Community Emergency Hub exercise, Sunday 3rd November from 2pm. - Learn about how your community can respond to the challenges of a disaster - Practice what to do at your Community Emergency Hub - Come along and find out how the Carterton...

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Temporary Closure of Norman Avenue

Temporary Closure of Norman Avenue

Carterton District Council is temporarily closing the intersection of Norman Avenue and State Highway 2 due to on-going safety concerns. The temporary closure comes into effect on 7 October following a decision by councillors in September. The Carterton elected...

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It's White Ribbon month and here at CDC we're challenging the #unspoken rules. These rules put pressure on boys and young men to behave in certain ways and dismiss behaviours perceived as “unmanly" and affects how they feel about themselves and treat others.

#Unspoken rule: Be The Man
How do we challenge this?

* Boys are often told they need to be dominant (or be the boss of the family).
* This puts pressure on boys to be in control of others or to be the bread winner can lead to domestic violence and undermines gender equality, which is a cornerstone of Respectful Relationships.
* This kind of attitude also reinforces gender pay inequality and can lead to unequal relationships in the home.
* We need to encourage young men to be who they want to be, not conform to a stereotype.

What are some #unspoken rules you would like to see challenged?
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Such an important message. Councillors will be fundraising for White Ribbon this Saturday 23rd outside New World, Carterton. So come down for a sausage and show your support.

This amazes me. You should focus on what you are paid to do, infrastructure engineering and support services. Leave the social engineering to others. Maybe you could reduce the rate increases.

Good post!

Heading to Toast Martinborough tomorrow? Make sure you remember this fantastic Wairarapa event and the taste of all those beautiful wines by pacing yourself, eating throughout the day, drinking plenty of water and organising your ride home ahead of time.
Keep each other safe and feel free to comment your fave wine or post your best Toast photos below
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The next Ordinary Council Meeting is this Wednesday 20 November at 1.30pm and we welcome any member of the public to come and view it.

Some items on the agenda which may be of interest include:
* The clock tower colour scheme decision
* Recognition of former councillor Ruth Carter's contribution to our council
* Councillor's portfolio responsibilities and appointments to committees and advisory groups.

We have included pictures below of the clock tower colour scheme report as we know that's important to our community, however, the full agenda can be viewed through this link
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Interesting 'out' options if 2 or 3 get more votes than 1. Can you elaborate on what information or basis the council will override the vote. It would seem that at the end of the day voting was a waste of time as the council will do what they want using a weak argument to scupper the majority.

The slips were mixed together after the vote count, and then 9 were found to be invalid. How did you know which colour option to remove these votes from?

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Sarah it's the champion

Dan Broughton!

It's World Kindness Day today and what better way to show kindness to our community than to take part in the Annual Food Drive tonight! Listen out for those sirens and get ready to hand over those much needed food items for the Carterton Food Bank ... See MoreSee Less

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What about showing some kindness to the two dogs who have been in the pound for 150 days .animal cruelty.

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