Matamata-Piako District

Matamata-Piako District

Matamata-Piako District
Name Matamata-Piako
Population 30,483
Land area 1,754.02 km² (677.23 sq mi)
Extent Te Aroha to Tirau;

Cambridge to Kaimai Range

Mayor Jan Barnes
Deputy Mayor

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 2006 population was 30,483 of whom 6,606 lived in Morrinsville, 6,309 in Matamata, and 3,768 in Te Aroha.

Twin cities

Matamata-Piako is twinned with:

Ballina, New South Wales, Australia[1]

References

  1. ^ "Sister City Agreement". Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

External links

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