Matamata-Piako District

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Matamata-Piako District
Territorial authority
Matamata-Piako Territorial Authority.png
Country  New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Matamata-Piako District
Wards Matamata
Te Aroha
Seat Te Aroha
 • Mayor Jan Barnes[1]
 • Deputy Mayor James Thomas[1]
 • Total 1,754.02 km2 (677.23 sq mi)
Population (June 2017)[2]
 • Total 34,700
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Website Matamata-Piako District Council

Matamata-Piako District is a local government area in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It lies to the east of the city of Hamilton.


The district encompasses the southern end of the Hauraki Plains and much of the Thames Valley, and is bounded in the east by the Kaimai Range. The rivers Piako and Waihou run through the district.

The towns of Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha are all within the district, with the Council's head office based in Te Aroha. The main industry in the region is dairy farming and Thoroughbred breeding and training. Other communities in the district include Mangateparu and Waitoa.

The district's population at the June 2017 was 34,700,[2] of whom 6,606 lived in Morrinsville, 6,309 in Matamata, and 3,768 in Te Aroha.

Populated places

Matamata-Piako District consists of the following towns, localities, settlements and communities:

Twin cities

Matamata-Piako is twinned with:

Australia New South Wales Ballina, New South Wales, Australia[3]


  1. ^ a b Administrator. "Councillor Profiles". Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sister City Agreement". Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

External links

  • District council's site
  • Te Aroha i-SITE Information Centre
  • Matamata i-SITE Information Centre

Coordinates: 37°42′18″S 175°39′43″E / 37.705°S 175.662°E / -37.705; 175.662

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