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Boardroom & Meeting Rooms for Hire - Contact the Office 

The Matamata Community Resource Centre

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Rerewhenua Na Te kakariki  Railside by the Green 

is committed to improving social services in the Matamata community and district, and welcomes being able to network with other organisations.

Railside by the Green is governed by the Matamata Community Resource Trust with the objective to promote, facilitate, encourage and develop the advancement and support of community services of a charitable nature in the Matamata district. The facilities and services are available to the people and organisations of Matamata and the wider district.

Railside by the Green is located in the old railway station building, and was established in 2002 in response to a community need to provide facilities for the use of community and organisational groups.

The building is rented from the Matamata Piako District Council. Extensive refurbishment was undertaken to provide a boardroom and meeting rooms.  

Initial funding was provided by five cornerstone contributors: Daltons, Mr & Mrs W Luff, Matamata Futures, Stanley Construction, and Rex Barnes Engineering, as well as contributions from Matamata service clubs, community organisations and private donors.

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Railside by the Green is extremely grateful for ongoing support and funding from…

The founding trustees were Jan Barnes, Lady Margaret Spring, Anne Earl, Don Stanley and Pam Neilson.
The present trustees are Linda Hodge (Chair), David Wheadon, Joanne Aoake, Marja Meeter and Bede Stevens.


The boardroom and smaller meeting rooms are available to hire at Railside by the Green.

Railside by the Green offers a facility for a wide range of activities including:

  • Board meetings
  • Trade displays
  • Training seminars
  • Discussion groups
  • Trade & Industry seminars
  • Artist workshop
  • Educational activities
  • Personnel interviewing
  • Administration facilities
  • Social functions
Railside by the Green facilities available:

  • Meeting room with seating for 20 people
  • Office space for casual hire
  • Electronic whiteboard
  • Data projector screen
  • Photocopying
  • Tea and coffee
  • Plenty of off-street parking
  • Convenient venue located in town
  • Central Waikato location

Please contact our office team for enquiries, pricing, bookings and availability of equipment .


The Matamata Community Resource Trust building is located “on the Green”.

The green is a perfect picnic area, equipped with seats and tables, and only a short walk to the public restrooms.

The Green also has a bandstand which is often used for community activities.

The Matamata Community Health Shuttle pick-up spot is also adjacent to Railside by the Green.