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Planting to restore Papatūānuku’s Cloak

by Tyne-Marie Nelson Printed in Tihei Kahungunu of Hawke’s Bay Today on 29 June 2020 ‘Having just passed Takanga o te Ra, our shortest day of the year, we find ourselves in the midst of winter. This is the season to whakapipiri, to take that extra bit of care with ourselve
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Level 1 Alert

The forestry is finished, and the Park is now open. Main Gates Carpark, Tauroa Carpark and Chambers Walk are open to the public, all MTB tracks are open, and most walking trails are accessible. Some closures remain (indicated on map) around the forestry area where tracks will be re-es
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Level 2 Alert

The Park will be partially reopened in Level 2 (please read on for track closures), however, we insist that all park users respect the required precautionary measures in order to keep our community safe. While you are in the park, please adhere to the following: Maintain 2m distancing
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Level 3 Alert

While we know how much everyone wishes to return to the Park and get back into their routines, we will not be permitted to re-open vehicle access on Te Mata Peak Road under Level 3 (noting also that Tauroa Rd end is still closed due to the forestry project). Also, due to the recently
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Level 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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