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


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...


Carterton Crier, March, 2016

Carterton Crier, March, 2016Friday 11th of March 2016: Children are the life blood of our community - our treasures and our future. This issue looks at children and their activities. Leanne and Clayton Brown tell the story of how Wallowing Heights petting zoo rose from the ashes of the balloon tragedy, we visit a lively evening of Scottish dancing, the opening of the Sunset Cinema and our new friend in town - Charles Rooking Carter (or his statue.) Also we have advice from one of our Dog Control Officers and a different kind of advice from our Agony Aunty - and much more! More...


Carterton Crier, February 2016

Carterton Crier, February 2016Thursday 11th of February 2016: The New Year in Carterton is off to a great start with the Menz shed up and running, an up-close look at dog training, a festival of local authors, a makeover for the Carterton loos, an singing workshop at the end of the month, more wonderful Sunset movies, the Christmas community dinner, sport, fitness, clubs galore, environmental work and home gardening. There are letters and we have even taken our our own Agony Aunty on board. With our What's On pages you don't need to miss anything. More...


Carterton Crier December 2015

Carterton Crier December 2015Monday 21st of December 2015: In this issue find out about the community life in Carterton and the many different things we do in our spare time - staffing emergency services; joining together to help others; having fun together; making beautiful music together; painting murals; celebrating our creativity in many other ways and bringing up our children. More...

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