Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre


The new Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre opened to public on 19 March, 2018. The building is a multi-purpose facility built to meet the current and future needs of the Matamata Community. It includes:

Matamata Council Office

All Council services are available at the Customer Service desk. Building Control and Animal Control are also based here.

Matamata Library

The new Matamata Library features additional space and computers, with self-service RFID kiosks so customers can issue and return their own books. Librarians are still on hand to help you with your reading or research questions and to run a range of library programmes.

War Memorial and foyer

Visitors to the Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre are greeted by our war memorial commemorating the soldiers from the Matamata area who were lost in battle. There is space in the foyer for visitors to meet, or just to stop and reflect on our history.

Halls and Meeting Rooms

Final layout

  • Memorial Hall (full hall) - The memorial hall is 29 by 14m, and can be split into two rooms (Te Taurapa and Te Takere). The maximum capacity is 350 people, but 300 can comfortably be seated at tables/conference style, or 350 seated theatre style. The hall has an adjacent kitchen suitable for serving or reheating food for events. There is a service entrance to the kitchen, which means caterers can easily access this without impacting events in the hall.
  • Te Taurapa Room (2/3 of memorial hall) -  The Te Taurapa Room is 18 by 14m. The maximum capacity is 270 people, but 180 can comfortably be seated at tables/conference style, or 250 seated theatre style. Te Taurapa has an adjacent kitchen suitable for serving or reheating food for events, but no direct serving hatch. There is a service entrance to the kitchen, which means caterers can easily access this without impacting events in the hall. If you require kitchen facilities, please advise this when booking.
  • Te Takere Room (1/3 of memorial hall) - The Te Takere Room is 11 by 14m. The maximum capacity is 160 people, but 100 can comfortably be seated at tables/conference style, or 150 seated theatre style. Te Takere has an adjacent kitchen suitable for direct serving of reheated food for events. 
  • Taniui Room (full room) - The Tainui Room is 8 by 14m, and can be split into two rooms (Tainui 1 and Tainui 2). The maximum capacity is 90 people, but 60 can comfortably be seated at tables/conference style, or 70 seated theatre style. The Tainui Room has an adjacent kitchenette suitable for making tea and coffee, or having catering delivered.
  • Tainui 1 (half of Tainui Room) - Tainui 1 is 8 by 7m. The maximum capacity is 45 people, but 35 can comfortably be seated at tables/conference style, or 40 seated theatre style. Tainui 1 has an adjacent kitchenette suitable for making tea and coffee, or having catering delivered.
  • Tainui 2 (half of Tainui Room) - Tainui 2 is 8 by 7m. The maximum capacity is 45 people. This room is not available for external hire by itself. 
  • Pete Petersen Room - The Pete Petersen Room is a small meeting room available for community bookings. It has a meeting table and chairs, and can comfortably seat 6-8 people.
  • Te Tauihu Room - The Te Tauihu Room is a small meeting room available for community bookings. It has a meeting table and chairs, and can comfortably seat 4-6 people.

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Other facilities

The Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre also has a parent's room with breastfeeding chair and full changing facilities. There are also 5 ladies toilets and 5 men's toilets available during the day, with additional toilets able to be opened for large events.