Who are we? Ka Pai Committee

The Ka Pai Committee oversees the strategies and governance of Ka Pai Carterton Community Led Development Programme throughout the development process of the Community Plan.  Collaborative and engaged.  Each committee member was selected to ensure that the voices from across the Carterton district were heard.  This committee represents different sectors of the community, so we've got everyone covered.  We've got people from community groups, council, DIA, education, faith based, iwi, government, local business, locale, retirees, rural and youth.  And guess what... they're all Carterton locals. 

Andy Eldred
St Mark's Anglican Church

"Ka Pai Carterton to me is a fantastic opportunity to empower the Carterton community to become a unifed force in actualising our community's potential.  To envision, create and sustain projects that will meet the needs of residents and enhance the quality of life in Carterton."

Carterton Resident
Audrey Dench
Wairarapa Web Design
Dan Broughton

"Ka Pai Carterton is an opportunity for the town/region to engage with hands-on projects that mean something to them and will achieve a positive outcome for others. Essentially a means for creativity to take place with a focused goal."

David Parr

"I represent the growing group of retirees settling in Carterton. I am involved as secretary with Menzshed, U3A as newsletter editor and a board member wtih Hospice and my wife is also part of several community groups. 

My aim is that the completion of community projects under the Ka Pai banner will confirm to residents that Carterton is a great place to live, where they feel connected to their neighbours and  part of something worthwhile." 

Gerry Brooking
Carterton District Council

"I hope Ka Pai Carterton creates sustainable, beneficial relationships and initiatives; empowers people to feel they have ownership and leadership; makes real, long term change where needed."

Jo Wisler
Jo Kelly & Co

"I have access to a huge cross section of our community and I'm out and about talking to amazing people all the time.  We have 3 children at 3 different schools so know what is working and not working in the lives of a 17yr old, 14yr old and an 8yr old.   Our family has memberships to 5 different sports clubs in town and the family has a wide range of interests, giving me access to many people and their thoughts.   On a daily basis I’m meeting both new and old residents of Carterton and listening to what they love or hate in their lives. " 

Karen Goodall
Principal, St Mary's School

"I hope it inspires and up-skills a range of people to get involved in making Carterton the best it can be so that it is a town that caters for the needs and interests of its people."

Marty Sebire
Resilient Carterton

Carterton is a wonderful friendly community. With support and resources from the Department of Internal Affairs, Ka Pai is a fantastic opportunity to make it even better. The community will plan and then implement projects to strengthen relationships, build connections, and make Carterton more liveable for us all.

Resilient Carterton
Mike Osborne

"To me, Ka Pai Carterton is an opportunity to bring our community closer together. There will be tangible things created but it’s the intangible value of developed trust and connections that will build resilience and a happier, stronger community."

Ngaire Raikabula
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

"I belong to the burgeoning group of Wairarapa-based Wellington commuters. I feel privileged to be able to raise my children in the same rural community I grew up in, and through Ka Pai Carterton link our community to plan for our future."

Peter McNeur

“Ka Pai is a wonderful opportunity to give real meaning to the notion of the community leading their own development. As a partner in this process, REAP Wairarapa is delighted with the way the project is gathering the voices of its community. As the REAP Wairarapa Director, I have worked in this space for some years; and it is exciting to see the enthusiasm that this is generating in the community.

I am hoping that Carterton seizes the chance to make the differences they can, because they chose to help make new things happen."

Ra Smith
Lands Trust/Iwi

"Ka Pai Carterton is the community intervening to develop its future.  I bring a Maori perspective for Carterton to be an asset to the whole of the community.  I hope Ka Pai Carterton brings a future Carterton we have shaped together."

Wini Mahowa
Department of Internal Affairs

"I am excited to be the Community Advisor from the DIA who works closely with Resilient Carterton in the Ka Pai Carterton Community Led Development Programme. Under this partnership, I am looking forward to supporting the Carterton community as they come up with a plan that will enable them to work together to achieve their goals. The wide representation on the Ka Pai Committee ensures that all the sectors of the Carterton community will be able to actively participate in the Programme."

Sam Hunter
Kuranui College/Youth

"Ka Pai Carterton is a variety of able minded, passionate and determined people all working together for the betterment of Carterton.  I bring knowledge of a younger demographic and how to engage a social media generation. And more importantly, a smile.  I hope Ka Pai Carterton creates a welcoming and facilitated community that my family can enjoy for the coming years; one I can return to in the future and be proud of."

Cimone Grayson
Community Facilitator

"This is an opportunity for everyone who associates with Carterton to gather up our ideas and turn them into a shared vision for our community.  With new ideas, fresh eyes, a 'can do' attitude and a willingness to connect with all people from across the entire community we'll create something awesome." 

Lucy McKenzie

"I am excited to get to know our communtiy better so we can develop a plan that truly captures a thriving future Carterton.

The partnering of the DIA on this project provides an amazing opportunity for our community to access the advice and funding needed to get projects big and small off the ground and running."

3 Mile, 66 High Street North

Carterton, 5713

Wairarapa, Aotearoa

Tel: 027 399 7789