What makes Carterton so awesome?

Ask anyone, and they'll say it's the community. 

 
Everyone knows each other, they’re generous with their time, and they make things happen. When I immigrated to New Zealand, I thought, ‘This is the best country I could base myself in.’ Now Carterton is the best place in the best country.
— Marie-Claire Andrews
I’ve been amazed at the support I have received from my community here in Carterton. I have tried to start this initiative overseas and it didn’t get anywhere near as much support.
— Lucy Adlam
Mai i te pae maunga, raro ki te tai
Mai i te awa tonga, raro ki te awa raki
Tēnei te hapori awhi ai e Taratahi.
Whano whano, haramai te toki
Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē!
 
I left today feeling so inspired, knowing that our kids are loved and valued in our community! We’re so lucky to be part of Carterton!
— Karin Bosch, Carterton Playcentre