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Go Carterton Growth Fund Winners Announced

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Go Carterton, the town’s business networking and advocacy group, this week announced the two winners of the inaugural Go Carterton Growth Fund grants. Wairarapa Dream Clean Ltd (Leah Wynne) and Rae Matheson Ltd (Rachael Matheson) were each awarded with $1000 to boost their business.

More than 15 applications from across the town were received, which was deemed a great result by the judging panel made up of Go Carterton executive committee members. While there was an excellent breadth of ideas, the two winners stood out for their well thought out plans, and the unique ways they would accelerate their businesses as a result of the grant.

Wairarapa Dream Clean Ltd, founded only two years ago, will be using the funds to accelerate marketing and generate leads in order to create employment opportunities in their business. Owner Leah Wynne said “This grant comes at just the right time, I’ve got the ideas and now I can find an expert to help me execute!”

Rae Matheson Ltd, recently established by 8-year Carterton resident Rachael Matheson, is using the funds for start-up costs for a Surface Pattern Design company which will largely operate online and leverage international sales through print-on-demand.

Go Carterton will open a second round of the Growth Fund later in 2019, with a launch event featuring the inaugural winners reporting back to the community on their projects.

For more information on the grant recipients head to www.cartertonnz.com/people


Family-Friendly Activities in Carterton!

Family-Friendly Activities in Carterton!

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Looking for a weekend family outing? A child-friendly cafe? Or maybe you're visiting Carterton for the first time? Check out some of the awesome family-friendly activities we have in Carterton.

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Go Carterton Growth Fund

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

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How To Be Waste Free & Minimise Rubbish

How To Be Waste Free & Minimise Rubbish

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Useful information from the recent waste-free workshop by The Rubbish Trip at 3Mile, Carterton.

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10 Reasons to Shop Local!

10 Reasons to Shop Local!

Tuesday 6th of November 2018

Put your money where your heart is! Whether you are getting a headstart on Christmas shopping or buying your weekly fresh produce, make sure you consider our ten reasons to buy locally!

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Carterton Farmers Market Annual Plant Sale 2018

Carterton Farmers Market Annual Plant Sale 2018

Wednesday 24th of October 2018

The Carterton Farmers Market Annual Plant Sale is back for 2018, this year proudly fundraising for Ākonga Māori Mara classes at Carterton School.

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Captain Quirk Strikes Again

Captain Quirk Strikes Again

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

A local Cartertonian has been "decorating" the public toilets with a variety of amusing signs.

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Dalefield Milk Factory

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Cheese making in New Zealand in the 1950s at Carterton's own Dalefield Factory.

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Creative Carterton

Creative Carterton

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Art is in the Heart... of the Wairarapa. Our awesome town ranked as the 10th most creative town in New Zealand.

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