Carterton recently launched a weekend get-away competition on social media to celebrate a new promotional video featuring over 30 reasons to visit the district.
The video was created as an entry to the Seven Sharp competition “Talk up Your Town”, as a way to promote the Carterton district and its local businesses on the national stage.
The video was created by a team from the Carterton District Council, Go Carterton, the Carterton Events Center, and Ka Pai Carterton. Once the competition was announced, they had just over a week to plan the video, and pull the footage together. The team had so much support for the video that local businesses donated over fifteen prizes to give away, including tickets to Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band, two nights accommodation, and dinner, drinks, and goodies from local hospitality businesses.
Ash Walker, co-chair of Go Carterton, thanked the businesses for their amazing prize package and said that the Carterton business community has yet again reflected the town’s core values of friendliness, generosity, and pride.
Go Carterton has received positive feedback regarding visitor numbers, with some local homestays being booked every weekend since lockdown. Ash Walker said, “We’ve seen a real drive towards backyard tourism which is fantastic! We’re aiming to ride that wave and encourage people to check out what Carterton has to offer.”
St Mary’s School in Carterton also put together a creative video entry, which was prominently featured on Seven Sharp. Deputy Mayor Rebecca Vergunst said, “We are really proud of the video St Mary’s entered and it’s great to have so many passionate people in Carterton who want to show off our district.”
The video and competition can be found at www.cartertonnz.com/explore. Entries close 12noon 16th July.