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.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Support the construction of a new sports stadium in Matamata.

    Initiate a long term refresh of the Matamata Pool Complex.

    Champion the library system as a hub of our communities.

  • Improve our cycling trails and walking connectivity.

    Fully reopen SwimZone Matamata.

    Ensure there is proper support for problem gambling and drinking.

  • Bring all public buildings up to code. Make buildings free to hire on weekends to promote public use. Host more public events, free to enter.

    Make liquor licensing more stringent, limiting possible candidates and limiting hours of trade. Promote responsible consumption.

    Invest in Matamata-Piako District Council sports facilities to bring them to an international level, such as rugby/football fields.

  • Commit to a review of the district's ageing facilities to plan for long term upgrades or replacement.

    Continue to work with Sports Waikato to ensure we have an understanding of the current needs of the community.

    Commit to a vibrant arts program with the support of Creative Waikato.

  • Support the construction of a new sports stadium in Matamata.

    Initiate a long term refresh of the Matamata Pool Complex.

    Champion the library system as a hub of our communities.

  • Improve our cycling trails and walking connectivity.

    Fully reopen SwimZone Matamata.

    Ensure there is proper support for problem gambling and drinking.

  • Bring all public buildings up to code. Make buildings free to hire on weekends to promote public use. Host more public events, free to enter.

    Make liquor licensing more stringent, limiting possible candidates and limiting hours of trade. Promote responsible consumption.

    Invest in Matamata-Piako District Council sports facilities to bring them to an international level, such as rugby/football fields.

  • Commit to a review of the district's ageing facilities to plan for long term upgrades or replacement.

    Continue to work with Sports Waikato to ensure we have an understanding of the current needs of the community.

    Commit to a vibrant arts program with the support of Creative Waikato.