The Carterton Crier

The Carterton Crier is a monthly community magazine, written, edited and distributed by volunteers. It appears on this website courtesy of Carterton District Business Inc.

We welcome contributions. We publish unique, local stories about the community. Stories about individuals should demonstrate the subject's connection to the community. We have a word limit of 300 for stories, 200 for letters, and 50 for What's On postings. If you would like to be included on our database in order to receive regular reminders, email the editor with your contact details.

Deadline the 25th of each month. (There is no January edition).

Editorial email: crier.ed@gmail.com. Advertising email: cartertoncrier@gmail.com.

Latest Edition & Back Issues


The Carterton Crier, February 2017.

The Carterton Crier, February 2017.Monday 20th of February 2017: The weather's been terrible but you can still cheer yourself up by visiting the Farmers' Market on a Sunday morning - fresh fruit and vegetables, wonderful, warming, handmade, Czech sausages, local honey and people to meet. Carterton is bubbling away as usual - Sunset Cinema is screen great movies on Friday nights once a month, the firemen are winning awards, women are sewing free bags for shoppers, people are playing sport and creating beautiful things and much more. As well as that we have a new advertising salesman - Ken Fairs - read all about him in this issue! More...


The Carterton Crier, December, 2016

The Carterton Crier, December, 2016Monday 12th of December 2016: Chock full of what's happening Carterton and around, starting with the astounding Haka record challenge given by over 6,000 Wairarapa school children. This month we have a couple of interesting articles on mentoring, the Christmas Parade, the Scarecrow Festival, some good works, some history, our usual fascinating reviews and discussion from the library and much much more. More...


Carterton Crier, November 2016

Carterton Crier, November 2016Monday 14th of November 2016: The Crier is one year old! We can hardly believe it. But the wonderful Carterton community is still making copy for the magazine. So much so that we've had to expand from 24 pages to 28. More...


October, 2016

October, 2016Friday 21st of October 2016: A busy community: daffodil day, community gardening, community groups, community loos upgraded, sports, arts and culture, council elections - another bumper issue! More...


The Carterton Crier, September

The Carterton Crier, SeptemberMonday 12th of September 2016: Carterton School's caretaker, Dave Rossiter, departs after 16 years of caring for one of the great schools that cares for our primary school children. Certainly If well-educated children are a sign of a bright future - then we are in for a good one. Preschoolers and school children are are enriching our community as are university students from the wider region. More...


The Carterton Crier, August

The Carterton Crier, August Wednesday 10th of August 2016: People connecting people - artists, craftspeople, enviro workers, clubs, societies, marae, young people, gardeners, social workers, the police - in our endlessly fascinating and caring community. More...


Carterton Crier, July, 2016

Carterton Crier, July, 2016Thursday 14th of July 2016: Caring about people: More than a thousand people turned out to mourn Gary McPhee - a man who cared. People offer help for parents of young children. People care for the environment with sustainable practices, neighbours care for neighbours and Agony Aunty leads the way! More...


Carterton Crier, June 2016

Carterton Crier, June 2016Monday 13th of June 2016: Wairarapa Lakes return to iwi, kids rule, people reach for the stars, they plan for a resilient community, grow roses, dance, play sport and generally make this community wonderful. Read about it all in The Carterton Crier! More...


Carterton Crier, May 2016

Carterton Crier, May 2016Tuesday 10th of May 2016: Remembering, caring, planning - Carterton is on a roll! More...


Carterton Crier, April 2016

Carterton Crier, April 2016Tuesday 12th of April 2016: This issue looks the abundance of vision in this small, resilient community. More...

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