Story: Country towns

Skating rink, Carterton

Skating rink, Carterton

In the 1950s voluntary groups flourished in country towns. Some, such as Carterton’s roller-skating club, appealed to the growing number of young people, products of the post-war baby boom. The Carterton Jaycees built this rink in 1957 using over 35 tonnes of concrete and many hours of voluntary labour.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Prosperity and decline, 1950–1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19422/skating-rink-carterton (accessed 28 June 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008