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Positive Aging Update for December 2020

Positive Aging Update for December 2020

For those of you who don’t know about the Strategy or need a reminder; the aim of the Strategy is to improve and integrate council services for older people to help them lead valued, connected and fulfilling lives. The strategy features six strategic goals that are...

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Clock Tower will be Unwrapped for Christmas!

Clock Tower will be Unwrapped for Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we will have the clocktower unwrapped just in time for Christmas Day! The clock mechanism is still being safely stored by the council and will be reinstalled in 2021. Planting and landscaping around the clocktower will...

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Carterton District Council makes Wairākau Road official

Carterton District Council makes Wairākau Road official

28 October 2020 The renaming of the ‘old Gladstone Road’ to Wairākau Road was made official at today’s Ordinary Council Meeting, further strengthening the relationship between Carterton District Council and Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae. Councillors approved the name change...

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Proposed name change for Carterton Events Centre

Proposed name change for Carterton Events Centre

22 October 2020 The Carterton Events Centre could further bolster its already well-known brand as Wairarapa’s premier events venue should a proposed name change get across the line at next week’s Ordinary Council meeting. In a report to council included in the agenda,...

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Clock tower update 25 September 2020

Clock tower update 25 September 2020

25 September 2020 What work is yet to be carried out? The panels on the side of tower need to be constructed, plastering is required over the top of the wrap to bring back its concrete appearance, the clock face needs cleaning, painting needs to be done and then we...

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Update on clock tower – May 2020

Update on clock tower – May 2020

We know you’ve been wondering what’s happening with our clock tower upgrade. We are happy to report that we have secured new contractors and they have recommenced remediation work. Once all the work including reinstalling the clock mechanisms has been completed, we’ll...

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Passing of former Carterton Mayor Barry Keys

Passing of former Carterton Mayor Barry Keys

Thursday 2nd April 2020 Media Statement – Passing of former Carterton Mayor Barry Keys Carterton District Council acknowledges the passing of former Carterton Mayor, and local barrister, Barry Keys. Barry was Mayor from 1984 to 1995.  He oversaw the amalgamation of...

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Clock tower update March 2020

Clock tower update March 2020

We know many of you will be wanting to know the outcome of the clock tower decision at Wednesday's Ordinary Council meeting. A report was made to council for additional funding to complete the remediation work on the clock tower. The estimated cost to complete the...

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Update on the clock tower

Update on the clock tower

Remediation of the clock tower has not been going as quickly as our council would have wanted. The current contractors have realised that they are over committed and we are now in search of a new contractor to take on the next stage of the work. We will have someone...

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