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Our district is at the Orange setting of the new traffic light system (COVID-19 Protection Framework). Council offices and facilities are open, please wear face coverings and scan in using your NZ COVID-19 Tracer app. For further details about Council Services at Orange, click here.

Founders Park

This is located near the central business district of Matamata. It is surrounded by Manawa Street, Rawhiti Avenue, Ngaio Street and Tawari Street.

The park is mainly flat with a footpath that leads across the Park as well as a number of rest and picnic areas.

A large collection of mature native and exotic trees are spread throughout the Park, these include Podocarpus totara, Agathis australis, Sophora tetraptera, Magnolia grandiflora, Melia azedarach, Idesia polycarpa, Gingko biloba, Acer palmatum, Liquidamber styraciflua and Eucalyptus spp.


The Kate Sheppard Garden was established in 1993 as part of Women's Suffrage Year.

Founders Park is a popular venue for weddings - contact us to make a booking!