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New Residents

Carterton is a diverse community that welcomes new residents from throughout New Zealand and all over the world.


Carterton Information Centre

The Carterton Information Centre, based at the Carterton Events Centre, is the ideal first point of contact on arrival and provides a New Resident Package to show what the district has to offer.  Information about local services, interest groups, activities and volunteering opportunities are provided.


Welcome to Carterton

New residents are made to feel welcome at Wild Oats on the last Friday of each month at 5.30pm.  For more information contact Kylie Mole, Ph 027 688 9401.


Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are held by the Carterton District Council on behalf of the Department of Internal Affairs to welcome new citizens to New Zealand and confirm their citizenship.

The ceremonies are held at the Carterton Events Centre and officiated by Mayor John Booth.  Candidates’ family and friends are invited to share in the memorable experience and witness the candidates’ public declaration of their commitment to New Zealand.

For further information, including details of fees, or to get an application form please contact:

New Zealand Citizenship Office
Freephone: 0800 22 51 51 (New Zealand only)
Phone: (+64 4) 463 9361 (from outside New Zealand)

To contact someone at Council to discuss further – contact Gerry Brooking, Community Development Coordinator, on 06 379 4030 or


Useful links

More information is available at:

Carterton Information Centre

Citizens Advice Bureau

New Zealand Now

New Zealand Citizenship Office