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State of the Environment Report

Matamata-Piako in the Waikato RegionMatamata-Piako District is one of eight full, and four part districts that make up the Waikato region. Our district is approximately 175,000 hectares. It is bounded by the Kaimai Ranges to the east and is well known for its dairy farming heritage and thoroughbred racing industry.


Our district encompasses many diverse environments ranging from the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park to the 10,200 hectare Kopuatai Peat Dome, a globally unique wetland. A major attraction in our district is the Hobbiton movie set from the world famous Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies. The district is also home to historical landmarks such as the Firth Tower and the Mokena geyser, as well as leisure pools, mineral spas and numerous walks on the 952 metre Mount Te Aroha.

Download the full  2019-20 State of the Environment Report or check out your sections of interest below for 2018-19 data.

The people in our district The People in our District   Network utilities Works and Network Utilities
Amenity in the district Amenity   Residential growth in the area Residential Growth
Information about our economy Economy   Riparian Management Riparian Management
Our heritage Heritage   Rural area development Rural Area Development
Information on incompatible activities Incompatible Activities   Solid Waste Solid Waste
The natural environment of the Matamata-Piako District Natural Environment   Tangata Whenua information for the area Tangata Whenua
Natural hazards of the area Natural Hazards   Transport in the Matamata-Piako District Transport