Business Networking

Matamata Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce board and winner Eliza and her family for the colouring in competition. – Photo courtesy of The Scene.

Steve Edwards, General Manager and competition winner Eliza, flicking the switch on to the Christmas Tree.

Photo Courtesy of The Scene.

What is the Chamber of Commerce?

The Matamata Chamber of Commerce is a non-political, non-profit organisation which represents the full spectrum of business interests in Matamata and the surrounding rural area.

This includes both small and large operators- retail, commercial and industrial- plus strong connections with local clubs,groups and organisations.

Formed in 2020 following the merger of the Matamata Business Association and Matamata Public Relations Association, the Chamber is one of the 20,000 Chambers worldwide, and 29 in New Zealand.

The Chamber is goverened by an elected chairman and board of directors, supported by general manager.



What We Can Do For You

The Matamata Chamber of Commerce is the “voice” of the business sector.

This includes our ongoing projects and events such as the annual Christmas Parade, Twilight Market and of course the Community Christmas Tree.

But this also means making representation to central and local government, plus associated agencies, on issues relating to not just the business sector but also the wider community.

This includes the Matamata Aquatic Centre and the proposed indoor sports & recreation hub at the college, along with Matamata CBD “revitalisation”, plus future town development such as subdivisions and re-zoning to provide more industrial land.

As a Chamber of Commerce, we can also tap into rich resources via the Auckland and Waikato Chambers, with advice on matters such as COVID support, human resources and workplace health & safety.

The Chamber also oversees the operation of the i-SITE, the information hub for locals and visitors alike, with strong connections to Hobbiton Movie Set, Hauraki Rail Trail and Tourism Hamilton & Waikato.

Business After 5

11 Monthly Business After 5 networking evenings, hosted by members to showcase their individual business product/services.

Te Waka

The Matamata Chamber of Commerce is proud to be connected to Te Waka, the regional economic development agency.  Te Waka is an economic development agency that is working to deliver on some high-level objectives for our region

Promoting your Business

Promoting your business on social platforms such as our website and social media pages.

Chamber Projects

We’re proud to lead a number of projects in Matamata – that work towards making Matamata a better town. By becoming a chamber member, you are supporting these projects and helping make them happen

Projects the Chamber have worked on in the past:

  • Tower clock lighting
  • Town Security Cameras
  • Tree lighting on Broadway
  • Banners on Broadway
  • Christmas Motifs along Broadway

Current Projects

  • Reformation of the Sculpture Park at Railside Reserve
  • Mid-Winter Markets on the Green

Want to become a member?

new members get 50% off their first year

Intrested in becoming a member but have questions?

feel free to contact the Chamber Manager-Steve Edwards

Phone: 027 204 2946

Email: [email protected]

Support Matamata

Get involved and become a town supporter. Contribute towards community projects.


For Locals

Browse and learn about all the great businesses in Matamata, and connect with community groups and events.