News

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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Upgrade of Chambers Walk

Park users, please note that further upgrade work will be taking place this week on CHAMBERS WALK.  A small digger and the crew from Dodge Contracting will be arriving Monday 7 October.  Please avoid this route if possible, and start your walk or ride from the Main Gates.  This work m
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$234,000 Contribution from ECCT!

Te Mata Park Trust will receive $234,000 from ECCT (Eastern & Central Community Trust) towards planting native trees and establishing tracks on the recently acquired new land. ‘’This outstanding contribution allows us to move the project forward,’’ comments Mike Devonshire, Chairm
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Feedback on Plans for New Land

Thank you to everyone who attended the Community Feedback Session, held on 25 September.  The feedback was very positive, and all those who attended were exceptionally supportive.  We estimate that just over 100 people dropped in to Peak House from 2pm onwards. The project timeline an
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Community Feedback Session – Peak House

On Wednesday 25 September we are hosting a Community Feedback Session at Peak House. This is an invitation for all park users to drop in and view the Draft Concept Plans for the new land that we recently purchased.  This includes landscaping and trackwork plans, as well as the associa
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The Sheep Have Now Vacated The Park

Please note that as of Friday 20 September, the 725 ewes that were residing in Te Mata Park, have now been removed.  They have done a marvellous job of keeping our grass down low, in anticipation of summer.  This is extremely beneficial for reducing our fire risk.  Whilst there were a
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Upgrade on Chambers Walk

The Park Trust is delighted with the recent upgrade on lower Chambers Walk.  We would like to thank Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for your support, as well as Dodge Contracting for the outstanding quality work.  The purpose of the upgrade was to remove uneven terrain and improve
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