Matamata-Piako District Council is involved in various regional and partnership initatives to promote shared services between local authorities, reduce costs, and promote the development of best practice.
Waikato Mayoral Forum
Since its formation in 2012, the Waikato Mayoral Forum has been collaboratively and successfully pursuing its goal of working together to develop tangible benefits for the region through greater local government co-operation.
The forum – made up of mayors and the regional council chair – has initiated a series of workstreams aimed at improving joint planning, economic development and local government efficiency.
Waikato Means Business
Of all the places in New Zealand, there is none better positioned to grow even more strongly in the future than the mighty Waikato. But it won’t happen unless we have a plan and we work together to execute it.
Waikato Means Business is the name of our region’s 20-year economic development strategy, released in February 2014 and created with input from civic, business and Māori leaders.
MPDC is a member of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and the Thames Valley Emergency Operating Area. Find out more about these in the Civil Defence section of our website.