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Visit the Emergency Management page for information regarding Emergency Preparedness and where your local Civil Defence Centre is located.



Lincoln Road – current scheduled programme of works

  • December 2019 – Construction of a lime footpath from the end of the existing concrete footpath to Brooklyn Road, and re-shaping the berm drainage at each entranceway.
  • January 2020 – Replacement and extension of various stream culverts between Pembroke Street and Victoria Street to allow for the kerb and channel installation. This will remove the need for the two existing footpath bridges across the stream as the culverts will extend to the boundary fence line.
  • February/March 2020 – Construction of the kerb and channel from Pembroke Street to Victoria Street.
  • November/December 2020 – Widening and construction of the new road pavement out to the newly constructed kerb and channel between Pembroke Street and Victoria Street.
  • February 2021 – Resealing Lincoln Road from the seal joint south of Victoria Street to Brooklyn Road.

Road Resealing – current scheduled programme of works

  • Taverner Street 24/03/2020
  • Wyndham Street 24/03/2020
  • Belvedere Road 25/03/2020 – resealing at 2 sites either side of the railway line



Prohibited Fire Season (Total Fire Ban)

It’s hot and dry and windy! Fires are banned from Monday 3 February because it’s too risky.

Fire and Emergency NZ can also prohibit the lighting of fires regardless of the fire season.

Anyone wanting more information should visit or call 0800 658 628


We have temporarily lifted the total water ban in Carterton. This means handheld hoses may now be used on alternate days.

Our town water supply is reliant on both bore & above ground water supply. We were fortunate enough to receive 15mm of rain last weekend which has provided a limited flow at the Kaipatangata stream. This means we now have a small back up supply of water & we can  temporarily ease our water restrictions. For the next few days, Carterton residents may use handheld hoses on alternate days. 

As you can see from the picture, the water levels are still very low. If there is no further rain this week, we may need to go back to a total ban, so keep an eye on our website, or contact our council office to stay up-to-date.