Community Engagement and Partnerships

Last updated: 09 Jun, 2022 03:54pm

Carterton District Council partners with many community organisations and is committed to a community-led approach to developing community strengths and assets, and responding to issues that adversely affect our community.  

We recognise people are the most important asset in our community and we seek to empower our people to participate in building a resilient, healthy, safe community.

The Community Services Team regularly consults with Community Engagement Groups to seek advice and guidance, particularly on issues that affect minority groups, such as youth, seniors, disabled persons, and Māori.

Contact our Community Development team if you are interested in being part of a Community Engagement Group.

There’s a comprehensive list and our community directory available on this page.

For more information on Community Engagement, contact:

Kirsty McCarthy
Community Development Team Leader, Carterton District Council
Phone: 06 379 4081


Carterton is supported by many volunteers who donate time, skills, and/or services to support council activities, community organisations, schools, neighbourhoods, families, and individuals.

There are a wide variety of different opportunities to volunteer.

Get in touch with the Carterton Information Centre, or any of the community organisations in the contacts list on this page, to find out more. 

Volunteering Wairarapa

Volunteering Wairarapa celebrates, supports and promotes volunteering in the Wairarapa community, and helps make volunteering a positive and rewarding experience for all involved.

Their website includes an online database of volunteer opportunities available.

Contact the coordinator at Masterton Community Centre, 41 Perry St, Masterton, ph 06 929 0960 for in person help.

Community Directories

Community Partners

The Council is assisted by many people and groups that volunteer their time, knowledge, and services to help build a wonderful community:

  • Keep Carterton Beautiful Group
  • Go Carterton
  • Carterton Lions
  • Carterton Rotary
  • Carterton Food Bank
  • Hurunui O Rangi Marae
  • Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi
  • Rangitāne Iwi
  • Rangatahi 2 Rangatira
  • Wai Art
  • Sport Wellington/Wairarapa
  • Wairarapa Bush Rugby
  • Mangatārere Restoration Society
  • Carterton Swimming Club
  • Neighbourhood Support
  • Resilient Carterton
  • Carterton Plunket
  • St Marys School
  • South End School
  • Carterton School
  • Destination Wairarapa
  • Enviroschools
  • Heart of Arts
  • Connecting Communities Wairarapa
  • Wairarapa Youth Council
  • Carterton Community Patrol
  • Youth in Education, Training and Employment (YETE)
  • St John
  • Red Cross
  • SPCA
  • District Community Hall volunteers
  • CDC Holiday Programme volunteers
  • Carterton Library volunteers
  • Joy for Generations