Planning an Event

Last updated: 14 Jan, 2022 03:37pm

If you are organising an event, good planning is essential.

We have compiled some guides and factsheets to help you with your event.

Considerations

There are a number of things you will need to consider, which include:

  • Food Safety Requirements
  • Building Consent for large marquees
  • First Aid Provision
  • Security
  • Noise Control
  • Planning Consent
  • Liquor Licensing – an Alcohol Management Plan may be needed
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Road Closures
  • Litter Control
  • Fireworks
  • Amusement Device Licences

Many of these will not apply to your event.

Please get in touch to see what applies to you before you start planning.

Contact Us at least 2 months prior. This will give you enough time to comply with any legal requirements that may apply to your event.

Be a responsible host: Plan for low-risk drinking

The whataboutu.co.nz website promotes the What about you? campaign in Wairarapa.

It provides helpful resources and advice to help you be a responsible host.

What about you? focuses on host responsibility, reducing the supply of alcohol to underage drinkers, promoting low-risk drinking, and addressing issues associated with alcohol-related harm.

A Guide to Organising an Event in Carterton

A document, A Guide to Organising an Event in Carterton,  has been prepared to help with event planning.

It will illustrate areas and points you must consider before your event becomes a reality.

As each event must be considered on a case-by-case basis the more information you can supply will ensure that the time taken to process the application is lessened.

Guide to Organising an Event in Carterton: Download/View

Factsheet: Planning a BBQ or Sausage Sizzle

A guideline for clubs and voluntary organisations preparing and offering food for sale.

Factsheet: Planning a BBQ or Sausage Sizzle : Download/View 

Minimum standards for the operation of temporary food stalls

Download this diagram displaying minimum standards for the operation of temporary food stalls.

The diagram gives suggestions for best practices and advice such as temperature controls, hand washing and utensil washing facilities, and food protection.

Minimum standards for the operation of temporary food stalls: Download/View

Application for permit to operate an Amusement Device

Applications must be accompanied by a current Certificate of Registration and the application fee.

Please download and complete the form below, and bring it Council offices at 28 Holloway St, with a current Certificate of Registration and the application fee.

Fees

  • For one device, for the first seven days, or part thereof: $11.50
  • For each additional device operated by the same owner, for the first seven days or part thereof: $2.25
  • For each device, for each further period of seven days or part thereof: $1.15

 

Application for permit to operate an Amusement Device: Download/View