Matamata-Piako District

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.

Matamata-Piako District
Country New Zealand
DistrictMatamata-Piako District
Te Aroha
SeatTe Aroha
  MayorAsh Tanner [1]
  Deputy MayorJames Thomas[1]
  Total1,754.02 km2 (677.23 sq mi)
 (June 2018)[2]
  Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
WebsiteMatamata-Piako District Council


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 2018 was 35,500,[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:

Ballina, New South Wales, Australia[3]


  1. Administrator. "Councillor Profiles". Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  2. "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  3. "Sister City Agreement". Retrieved 10 July 2009.

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