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Matamata-Piako District
Territorial authority
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Country New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Matamata-Piako District Council
Seat Te Aroha
 • Total 1,754.02 km2 (677.23 sq mi)
 (June 2016)
 • Total 34,100
 • Density 19.441/km2 (50.35/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
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, of whom 6,606 lived in Morrinsville, 6,309 in Matamata, and 3,768 in Te Aroha.

Twin cities

Matamata-Piako is twinned with:

Australia New South Wales Ballina, New South Wales, Australia

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

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