Matamata-Piako District Council

Matamata General Ward
The Matamata-Piako District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 12 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Matamata ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Matamata-Piako District Council election.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

  • Continue to engage with local iwi and support the new Māori Ward representative to create a valuable relationship.

    Continue to seek feedback from the community on any issue which will effect long term outcome, such as Three Waters.

  • Abandon all race based policy and practice. Decrease the size of council and streamline staff services.

    Mayoralty and council members to receive a 15% income decrease alongside limited miscellaneous spending. All staff to undergo a pay review.

    Public engagement used to improve transparency and accountability to the rate payers. Participate more in local events.

  • Improve Māori representation and engagement by regularly meeting with local iwi representatives.

    My email inbox is always open for your comments.

  • Participate in public engagement in our district.

    Champion digital connection between the council and citizenry.

  • Continue to engage with local iwi and support the new Māori Ward representative to create a valuable relationship.

    Continue to seek feedback from the community on any issue which will effect long term outcome, such as Three Waters.

  • Abandon all race based policy and practice. Decrease the size of council and streamline staff services.

    Mayoralty and council members to receive a 15% income decrease alongside limited miscellaneous spending. All staff to undergo a pay review.

    Public engagement used to improve transparency and accountability to the rate payers. Participate more in local events.

  • Improve Māori representation and engagement by regularly meeting with local iwi representatives.

    My email inbox is always open for your comments.

  • Participate in public engagement in our district.

    Champion digital connection between the council and citizenry.