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Stage 4 Alert

IMPORTANT NOTICE                                                        Please note that Te Mata Peak Road is CLOSED to all traffic, apart from l
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Update on the New Block of Land

Exciting work on the ‘new block’ of land in the park is now well underway, which will soon mean more new places to explore in Te Mata Park.  Over the past two weeks, ProArbore has been working onsite, taking advantage of the fact that Chambers Walk has been closed (due to the for
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Forestry and Revegetation Project Update

Preparation for creating a more biodiverse Te Mata Park has begun. Pan Pac Forest Products will initiate forestry work in the park on 2 March 2020 following a slight delay due to reasons beyond the control of the Te Mata Park Trust Board. It will begin with a blessing from Mana Whenua
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Plant Hawke’s Bay and Mahora School students raise funds for Te Mata Park

PRESS RELEASE 21 JANUARY 2020  Courtesy of Plant Hawke’s Bay  Mahora School student artists helped raise $1200 for plant conservation at Te Mata Park this year. Their paintings of native plants are on a fund-raising calendar organised by Mahora School teacher Nicky
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Forestry and Revegetation Project

It’s an exciting time for Te Mata Park as the Park Trust prepares for a significant milestone, removing nearly 12 hectares of old pine plantations and returning large sections of the Park to native bush. With ambitious plans to plant nearly 60,000 native plants over the next thr
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Peak House set to reclaim iconic status

A traditional hospitality icon for Hawke’s Bay, Peak House on Te Mata Peak Road, has reopened its doors to stunning views and a vision for the future. New operators Haydn Middleton and Juliet Burton are bringing expertise around event management, marketing and hospitality to the refre
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Celebrating our second Green Flag Community Award

Te Mata Park has again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Community Award. The Green Flag Award is an international award, signifying a park or green space of the highest integrity, judged by greenspace expert volunteers across several criteria. For the Community Award, these cri
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Peak fire near saddle

The blaze that appeared last night on Te Mata Peak at approximately 8:15 has been extinguished by fire crews, leaving a blackened hillside, and with all tracks and roads intact. The location of the fire was just above the saddle, between the road and the yellow walking track. Mike Dev
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Nimon & Sons to cease operation up Te Mata Peak Road

Regional transport operator Nimon and Sons have announced the withdrawal of their services to the summit of Te Mata Peak as of Monday, 11 November 2019.  This is due to increased safety concerns for the vehicle operators as well as the walkers and bikers sharing the road within t
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