Matakana Village is surrounded by vineyards and beautiful rural landscapes. It lies at the heart of a diverse wider area that includes Mt Tamahunga, Rodney’s highest landmark clad in ecologically significant native forest, Goat Island, a world renowned marine reserve, Tawharanui Regional Park, and pristine beaches, harbours and estuaries. The village is home to the acclaimed Matakana Farmers’ Market and also, the Matakana Cinemas which were voted the best independent cinema in New Zealand in a recent on-line poll. In the neighbouring area there are opportunities to enjoy high quality local food and wines in restaurants, cafes and wineries.
The Matakana Community Group is an Incorporated Society with a charitable status. Our Group is involved in a wide range of community activities including town planning matters that affect the future of Matakana and its environs, traffic management issues, community events and community projects and we work hard at engaging constructively with Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Local Community Board representatives. The MCG encourages members to come along to a meeting with ideas for projects that they see as a need in/for the community.
The MCG meets on the first Thursday of every Month at 7.30pm Monthly Meetings are held in the small meeting room behind the Hall Quarterly meetings held in February, May, August are in the main Matakana Hall The AGM is at the November Meeting also in the Main Hall No meeting in January. Anyone with an interest in Matakana and the area is welcome to come.
Omaha to Matakana Cycle and walkway (completed 2013) Matakana Walking Bridge (completed 2015) Wharf Playground (completed 2016) School and weekend car park (completed 2017) New Tennis Courts (completed 2017) Tamahunga Walking and Cycling Bridge (completed May 2018) Jubilee Park Upgrade (in progress) Plantings (ongoing) Matakana Strategic Plan Update (completed 2017) Upgrade to Matakana Valley Road (to be started soon in 2018)
Our Story The Matakana Community Group has evolved from the original Matakana Structure Plan group, formed about 10years ago. The first project was the Matakana to Omaha Cycle and Walking track that was officially opened in 2013. Since then the MCG has worked alongside Auckland Council, Local Rodney Board, and Auckland Transport in initiating and following through to completion a number of key projects in Matakana.