The Matamata-Piako District is made up of three small towns and rural communities in the Waikato Region – Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha. It is a predominantly rural area, with agriculture and manufacturing featuring as extremely important to the economy.
Our district encompasses many diverse environments ranging from the Kaimai State Forest Park in the east, to the town of Matamata (a.k.a. Hobbiton) where the hobbiton segment of the world famous Lord of the Rings movie was filmed. Other major features of the district include the Mokena Geyser, the mineral spas, the Kopuatai Peat Dome and numerous walks on Mount Te Aroha, 3,126 feet high.
These significant features and our agriculture industry mean the environment is extremely important to the Matamata-Piako District. Council has developed a set of indicators so we can measure what is happening within the district. Where relevant they have been developed to provide consistency with Waikato Regional Council’s indicators and the Ministry for the Environment’s indicators.
Find out more about the district:
|The People in our District
|Works and Network Utilities
|Rural Area Development