Carrington Park is hosting our community get-together on Friday 10 March from 4pm, and we would love you to be there!

There’s something for all the family, and plenty of friendly locals ready to help you learn more about Carterton.

There’ll be fun to be had from CC’s House Band, FREE ham sandwiches kindly sponsored by Premier Beehive, face painting, and even a giant bubble chase!

The picnic is a revamp from our annual New Residents events, but the 2023 edition adds greater connections for new residents, and those that have been part of the whanau for generations, said Sandra Burles, community development coordinator.

Sandra said local community groups got the invitation to join in the fun and to let new and existing residents what they offer.

“Community groups can sometimes fly under the radar, and people may not realise they exist locally and don’t reach out for help.

“The idea is to let Carterton residents know what services are available to them locally which will hopefully make the community feel more connected and more resilient.”

Local clubs attending include our sports groups, Carterton’s Guides and Brownies troops, and the Carterton Historical Society.

“We hope residents will see that there are many clubs and groups in Carterton and that they consider joining up or volunteering as a coach or mentor,” Sandra said.

Carterton District Council team members will also be there to answer your questions on recycling, dog licensing, environmental health, or climate change.

Sandra is available to answer any questions ahead of the Picnic. Contact her at 0274 441 518 or