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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 Re-vegetation 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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Te Ihu CLOSED temporarily

Mountain bikers, please note that Te Ihu (the original MTB track) is temporarily closed – for at least 10 days.  A volunteer working bee was held on Saturday 26 October, to make improvements to the drainage and improve the lines.  Much work was undertaken to reduce the ruts.  Ho
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Dangerous ruts on Te Ihu

Mountain bikers! Please note that Te Ihu has deteriorated further following recent rain events, with long ruts and extremely rough technical terrain. The area most affected is after the ‘wiggles’ section about a third of the way down from the top. It is very challenging to
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HBRC Pest Control in Te Mata Park

Pest control work in Te Mata Park will be carried out from 1 to 30 November 2019.  Bait stations containing Pestoff Possum Pellets and Dipha cinone (RatAbait) will be placed throughout the Park to control possums and rats. Poison warning notices will be located at Park entrances.  Ple
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