News

Bayden Barber Welcomed to the Trust Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Councillor Bayden Barber, as a new Trustee for Te Mata Park Trust. As the current Chair of Health Hawke’s Bay and a Trustee for the Maori Education Trust, Bayden adds valuable expertise and governance experience to the Te Mata Park
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Sheep No Longer in Te Mata Park

Please note that the 1300 sheep that have recently been grazing in Te Mata Park, were all removed this morning by the local farmer who owns them. Whilst many people enjoy having sheep in the Park, we are aware that the sheep have caused some damage to trails.  This is also due to the
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The Significance of Our Karaka Grove

Have you noticed the beautiful Karaka Grove on the yellow track (the ‘Karaka Wander’)?  You may have walked past it without realising its significance… Karaka or New Zealand Laurel is an evergreen tree that grows through northern New Zealand. The trees are a popular
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New Diverted Track for Walkers

We would like to thank Kerry, our wonderful Park Caretaker, and our volunteers, for building this new walking track diversion, above Chambers Walk. Located near to the top end of the Little Redwoods (on the blue/purple tracks, just near to the hairpin of Chambers), this new section wi
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Red Track Closed to Mountain Bikers

Mountain bikers, please note that a section of the RED track (which runs from the tanks, under Peak House and down towards the Gates Car Park), is now ”walking only”.  Up until this time, mountain bikers have been permitted on this track.  It has been the intention of the
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The Craggy Track: Finding a Solution

On Monday 7 May, Te Mata Park Trust met with representatives of Craggy Range, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Ngati Kahungunu, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Hastings District Council. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the outcome of the landscaping report, and to better un
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Colourful Fungi in Te Mata Park

Summer passed uneventfully; we were lucky compared with many other parts of the country. Autumn is the time to look in all areas for fungi, many of which have striking colours. But more than that, they come in a wonderful array of forms, and if you want to delve further, many have ver
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Important Notice: Chambers Walk Closure

One of the main access tracks in to Te Mata Park, Chambers Walk, will be closed for maintenance, for 3 days next week. “These improvements are essential, to ensure better drainage and safer terrain,” comments Mike Devonshire, Chairman of Te Mata Park Trust. The work will be taking pla
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New Trustee Appointed

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Hensman has been officially appointed to the Trust Board.  Jonathan’s extensive Board and governance experience will both complement and enrich our existing team.  Jonathan has enjoyed 34 years working in education and many years enjoying
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