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CARTERTON DISTRICT COUNCIL 2016 ELECTIONS
Do you want to make a difference to your community? Then this year’s Carterton District Council elections in October are your chance to give local politics a go and have a say about how the Carterton district you love is run.
Nominations for candidates wanting to stand in this year’s local authority elections open on Friday 15 July and close at 12 noon on Friday 12 August. A range of elected members of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds are needed to represent our diverse community. The positions you can stand for are Mayor of the Carterton District or Councillor of the Carterton District or Board Member of the Wairarapa DHB.
To be eligible to stand, prospective candidates must be New Zealand citizens, over 18 years of age and on the electoral roll. You do not need to live in the area in which you wish to stand, however two people who are enrolled in the district or ward you wish to stand must nominate you. A candidate cannot nominate themselves. A deposit fee of $200 is payable for each position you wish to contest. Candidate information packs are available here.
For more information on this year’s local elections, or to check your enrolment details or to enrol go to www.elections.org.nz.
If you’re interested in standing but are not quite sure about what’s involved, we can help. We will be holding an information session for prospective candidates in the Council Chambers, Holloway Street, Carterton at 7 pm on Wednesday 3 August 2016 for anyone who wants to get a feel for what it’s like to be a Councillor, and is looking for more information about the role of the Council.
We will speak about the job and what it involves. There will also be a chance to find out what the Council does and the rules around standing for election and campaigning. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for any of the electoral issues in the Carterton District is invited to attend.
Wairarapa hosts Economic Development Conference
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Passing of former Carterton Dirstrict Council Mayor, Gary McPhee
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Community to review Waiohine River Floodplain Management Plan
This week people who live alongside the Waiohine River and in Greytown will be asked to give their view on a plan to protect their homes, business and land from problems caused by river flooding and erosion. Please view here
Wairarapa residents urged to get talking about Wellington
Wairarapa residents are being invited to get talking about their Capital City – how they find getting around and through it and what they love most about how Wellington looks, feels and functions. Click here to find out more
Carterton District Council Guidelines for UAV (drones) Over Council Reserves
Due to the interest and increased use of UAV (drones) Council has introduced guidelines for UAV (drones) over and within Council reserves. Please view here
Carterton Community Notice Board Requests
If you are a local organisation, club or group that have a notice you would like to share with the community on the electronic notice board located at Carrington Park Click here
Planning on visiting the Carterton region or have family coming to visit and need somewhere to stay? The Carterton Holiday Park offers a park like setting with individual private sites. It is close to the shops, parks, swimming baths and the entrances to the Tararua ranges. The park offers 24 powered sites, numerous non-powered and tent sites. It also boasts 6 fully furnished, heated and carpeted self-contained units sleeping up to six people (bring your own bedding or hire from us) plus 4 budget cabins. The park also has well equipped communal facilities. Click here to find out more.....…..