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Sheep Released in to Park

Please note that as of today, 7 December 2018, sheep have been released in to Te Mata Park.  They will be grazing for 14 days. If you are dog owner, we ask you to be mindful of sheep both within the Park, and adjacent to it, on our neighbouring farms. Dogs need to get out and have a g
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One Giant Week – fundraising events and activities

With only 6 weeks to go until Te Mata Park’s fundraising deadline, momentum is building with One Giant Week of events planned for the end of November. ‘This is one giant chance for our Hawke’s Bay community to rally the troops and get in behind our campaign to buy new land for the Par
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Iona Students Ramp Up the Fundraising

For many people, Te Mata Park is a sanctuary – a place to recharge and unwind.  And, for local students at Iona College, the community significance of the Park has become strikingly apparent. Thanks to a dedicated group of students and active teachers, Iona College has already raised
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$10,000 Donation to One Giant Chance from Mountain Bikers

Local mountain bikers have put their money where their mouth is and are donating an impressive $10,000 towards the One Giant Chance fundraising campaign, to further protect and expand Te Mata Park.   ‘’One Giant Chance is an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity, and our clu
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New Track Diversion Above Saddle

Safety alterations have been implemented on a short section of the red / blue track above the road.  This trail follows the ridgeline from the saddle to the summit. Park users are now diverted to a new trail that takes walkers and runners away from the exposed steep cliff.   The new t
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Be Gone, Pink Ragwort!

Pink Ragwort is a weed that can spread rapidly, and is not welcome in our Park!  This time of year is ideal for removing them, before they start to seed. The Pink Ragwort has a cluster of bright pink or purple daisy-like flowers with yellow centres.  If you spot one in the Park, pleas
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Momentum is Building for One Giant Chance

If you have a visitor come to stay, where is the first place that you take them? Yes, it’s probably Te Mata Park.  There is no doubt that our Sleeping Giant is one of our most treasured and frequently visited attractions in Hawke’s Bay. With recent statistics indicating that nearly 1
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Drone Policy Introduced for Park

With our striking scenery and impressive vistas, it is no surprise that Te Mata Park is a hot spot for drones. Certainly drone use is visibly increasing.  And, whilst it is acknowledged that flying drones is a valid recreational activity, the Park Board have implemented an UNMANNED AI
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One Giant Chance Campaign Well Underway

It has been nearly 3 weeks since the One Giant Chance fundraising campaign was launched, and the Te Mata Park Trust are thrilled with the community response so far. ‘’We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received thus far, from so many people across Hawke
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