Saturday 6th of April 2019
Carterton is on the move according to recently released statistics by Infometrics New Zealand! The figures show growth in all areas, including population, employment, and tourism.
Carterton’s population continues to grow with a 3.2% increase in 2018, bringing the total population to 9,340 residents.
Tourist spend has had a large increase compared to previous years. Figures sourced from MBIE’s regional tourism estimates record a 23.6% increase in domestic and international tourism spend, bringing the total spend to $15.9m in 2018 within the Carterton District.
Top areas of tourist spending include Retail Sale - Food and Beverage (31% of total spend), Retail Sales - Other (16%), Retail Sales - Fuel & Automotive Services (14%), Food & Beverage Serving Services (12%), and Other Tourism Products (11%).
Carterton recorded a 3.6% growth in employment in 2018. Carterton’s largest employers include Cured Meats and Smallgoods Manufacturing, Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing, and Dairy Cattle Farming.
Unemployment is sitting at 3.4% in the Carterton District, compared with the NZ average of 4.6%.
Mean annual earnings in Carterton have also increased to $48,884 - a 4.0% increase.
See all these stats and more at https://ecoprofile.infometrics.co.nz/Carterton%20District/
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 (Rachel Matheson) were each awarded with $1000 to boost their business.
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.
Tuesday 27th of November 2018
Wednesday 21st of November 2018
Useful information from the recent waste-free workshop by The Rubbish Trip at 3Mile, Carterton.
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!
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.
Wednesday 19th of September 2018
A local Cartertonian has been "decorating" the public toilets with a variety of amusing signs.
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018
Cheese making in New Zealand in the 1950s at Carterton's own Dalefield Factory.
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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