About Matamata Club




Everything you need to know about the Club and its history.

Club History

Read about the Club’s 100  years of history.

Meet the Board

Meet our President, Rene Thomson and Vice President, Alex Wright.

The Club Offers

Considering becoming a member?
See what the Club offers.

Statement of Financial Performance

View our Financial Statement for the year ended 31 March 2021.

Club History

Matamata club was formed in 1919 and was originally located in Arawa Street. In 1937 the Club purchased the land that the premises is currently on and a year later  the original clubrooms were built. The clubrooms has since then been through quite a few changes. The Snooker rooms additions were made in 1971 and since then we have had many international celebrities and Test matches grace these premises. In 1983 the Rawhiti Lounge room was built with a kitchen facility to cater for this area which has a capacity to accommodate up to 150 seated members and is available to members to use for private functions, Xmas parties, 21st etc. Around 1991 the Rewa Bar was constructed and the Kaimai lounge which we are currently in are also used as a restaurant and a bar and are also available for private functions. “The Office” as it is affectionately known, has a wide variety of uses from being a meeting place for members or as a full on entertainment center with Sky TV available on the big screen, Snooker & 8-Ball Tables, T.A.B. Facility’s, 18 Gaming Machines that can jackpot to $1000.00 cash payouts and live band entertainment & shows. We also have an offsale license and have an excellent line of stock available. There are a large number of social and sporting groups within the club e.g. The Rewa Bowling Club, Matamata Fishing Club, Snooker Sections, 8-Ball Section’s. The Matamata Club is affiliated to the Club’s N.Z.  Association and all club members have visitation rights to other club’s within the association.



Rene Thomson

“I was born, bred and schooled in Matamata. I am married to Miranda, and we have three children between us—Jacob, Conor and Ruby. For the past 26 years I have worked for Comag Ltd, and have been a shareholder and Director for the past 19 years. Whilst my trade is a plumber, my role has been the Estimating Manager for the past 9 years where all of our Estimating and quoting passes across my desk. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing (but very rarely have the time for) and always participate in the adjuncts with 8-ball and snooker. The club offers a great social network where I enjoy meeting and socialising with people outside of my work life, the Matamata Club has in my view some of the best facilities in this town and I love seeing them being used. The Club has been a part of my life since 2001 so I appreciate being able to give back by doing my part as a President to help the Club continue to be a place members can enjoy and where they can relax”.


Ivan Jenkins



  • Tuesday / Friday night raffles
  • Tuesday / Friday night membership draws
  • Regular live entertainment
  • Bar snacks and a-la-carte
  • Catering – on- and off-site
  • Function rooms
  • T.A.B. facilities
  • TV’s – with 3 Sky decoders including the MEGA screen
  • In-house sporting facilities
  • 18 gaming machines

Visitors and Guests

  • All members are allowed to accompany up to three guests
  • Affiliated members have the same signing-in rights as a member
  • Larger visiting groups will require approval from management
Get in touch

07 8887060