From Monday 4th December shoppers along High Street will be able to access the internet via Carterton Free Wai Fi.

The initiative was spearheaded by the Carterton District Council Economic Advisory Group earlier this year, with the aim of having the service available prior to Christmas.

Economic Advisory Group Chair, Greg Lang explains that this has been a priority for the group for some time.

“Being able to offer free WiFi for CBD’s is very common throughout New Zealand, and we felt that it was time that Carterton do the same.”

“We were fortunate that Masterton had already rolled out their “Queen Street WaiFi” and therefore were able to seek advice from them.”

With WiFi receivers located between Carrington Park and Wild Oats, users should experience good coverage.

“We wanted to make sure that we didn’t only offer free WiFi, but offered reliability and a point of difference.”

The point of difference is via the status page where users can connect to the WiFi and continue to the page they were opening, or connect and go through to the website.

Cr Lang believes this is a great option for visitors to Carterton seeking information about the district.

“Via the website, visitors can find local accommodation options, look for things to do and check out local events.”

“We have worked with business group GoCarterton to enable this to happen, and we are thrilled that we can supply quality visitor information at the touch of a button.”

Users can connect to the Carterton Free WaiFi via their WiFi settings on their devices.