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 Council
Seat Te Aroha
 • Mayor Jan Barnes[1]
 • Deputy Mayor James Thomas[1]
 • Total 1,754.02 km2 (677.23 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)[2]
 • Total 34,100
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Website Matamata-Piako District Council

The 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 2016 was 34,100,[2] of whom 6,606 lived in Morrinsville, 6,309 in Matamata, and 3,768 in Te Aroha.

Twin cities[edit]

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 2016 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sister City Agreement". Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

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