Our Vision For Maea Fields

Our Story

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Matamata is growing and the Maea Fields development is the next chapter for the thriving town.

Centrally located near Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua, the town known for starring in the Lord of the Rings films lives up to its name, Middle-earth. Matamata is a place where you can escape the noise and fast pace of the city while staying near bustling urban life.

Matamata itself also has a lot to offer. It has walking and cycling tracks, sports clubs and gyms to satisfy your active nature. Playgrounds, parks and Matamata Racing Club’s regular events can keep you and the kids entertained. Amenities such as shops and churches complete the package.

Emerging subdivision Maea Fields is being built on the 230-hectare Calcutta Farms, owned by the Balle family. The Balles are well-known in Matamata for their family business of growing vegetables, including potatoes and onions.

It is the start of Matamata’s expansion towards the east and Mangawhero Stream. The area will be given a new lease of life with cycle trails and pedestrian-friendly paths. Developers will honour and sustainably build on the land’s history, working with Matamata-Piako District Council to create a diverse, connected and resilient community. Click here to download the Maea Fields Information Pack.

Maea – To emerge, arise and appear. To be lifted, raised or harvested.


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Maea Fields Stage One is the first stage in the development of the Calcutta Farms 230 hectare landholding. Calcutta is a farming entity owned by the Balle family. The Balle family have a strong presence and commitment to Matamata.

“The vision for the Calcutta Farms landholding and Maea Fields is to extend Matamata to the east in a truly sustainable manner, bringing together a connected, engaged and resilient community in partnership with Matamata-Piako District Council.”

– Mark Carnachan, Calcutta Property

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Bloxam Burnett & Olliver (BBO) have provided integrated design solutions to achieve the vision of sustainably extending Matamata with the Maea Fields development.

BBO is a New Zealand based, multi-disciplinary company of professional consultants based in Hamilton and Tauranga, with a focus on building better development outcomes. BBO provide consulting services in engineering (infrastructure, construction monitoring, structures, water resources, traffic and transportation), planning and land development.

Despite its size, BBO competes with major national and international consultants for commissions and has built a strong reputation for providing cost effective, innovative, and practical solutions for complex problems.


J. Swap Contractors Ltd is a multi-diversified business based in Matamata, New Zealand. The company had its beginnings in 1937 when Joe Swap started working for the farmers in the eastern Waikato. The company continues to do this – with many rural customer relationships going back several decades – under the direction of Joe’s sons David and Lewis. 

J Swap is a vertically integrated company with five strong divisions: transport, aggregates, civil contracting, stockfoods and bulk storage. Each division is complementary, offering a unique service that combines product, storage, and delivery.

J.Swap are the civils contractor at Maea Fields.

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Property experts Veros are managing the Maea Fields master plan, helping to shape the greenfield area into a carefully-considered neighbourhood where there is space for families to play and grow.

Veros has managed a large portfolio of commercial and residential projects across New Zealand, including new residential subdivisions in the Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Central Otago.

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Maven have been involved with the Maea Fields project since its inception, delivering the first residential plan change and supporting the project through consenting, civil design, construction observations and surveying.  We are proud of our involvement in the project which is significant for Matamata and provides much needed quality housing in the eastern Waikato. Maven are land development specialists with offices nationwide. 

Adapt Studio

Adapt Studio are leading the masterplanning process for Maea Fields, helping to create a new and exciting residential community for Matamata.

Adapt Studio is involved in multiple multi-disciplinary masterplan led projects across New Zealand and believes in efficiency, beauty, functionality and most importantly the ability to Adapt.