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Tips for Keeping Your Dog Under Control

If you take your dog for a walk in Te Mata Park, we ask you to be mindful of sheep both within the Park, and adjacent to it, on our neighbouring farms. Dogs need to get out and have a good run off the lead, but it’s important to remember that sheep are a farmer’s livelihood. The conse
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Coroner’s Report Released on the Death of John Warren

The Coroner’s report has now been released concerning the tragic death of John Warren earlier this year. Mr Warren fell from his mountain bike on 7 February whilst cycling a newly formed trail in Te Mata Park. He died later that day at Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital in Hastings.
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Track Re-Opening

The closed section of the Te Aratipi Uphill mountain bike trail has been re-opened.  It was closed following the tragic death of a biker earlier this year.   This short section of the Te Aratipi trail was detoured as a precaution, during the investigation.  Following an independent Sa
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Cape to City – and Te Mata Park

You may have heard about the Cape to City project but aren’t quite sure what it is about? The Cape to City is a ground-breaking ecological restoration project in Hawke’s Bay. Restoring native species populations, improving natural habitats and implementing effective pest control
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Abseil Track Closure

The walking trail commonly known as ‘The Abseil Track’ will soon be closed permanently, for safety reasons. In May of this year, Te Mata Park Trust, in conjunction with Hastings District Council, contracted national outdoor safety company, Peak Safety & Emergency Manag
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Spring Growth and Our Park Birdlife

Spring growth is well underway in the Park with leaves on the bare branches of the deciduous trees and new growth showing on most of the others. The white flowers of the tree lucerne are a favourite of kereru which are easily passed by unless they fly off noisily from close range. You
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Car Park Construction to Commence Soon

The construction of two sets of toilets, a visitor shelter and a new enlarged car park will get underway in Te Mata Park on Tuesday 24 October 2017. “This is an exciting time for Te Mata Park. These new facilities are absolutely essential to meet the growing demands being placed on th
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Te Mata Park appoint new chairman

After 20 years of service, Bruno Chambers is stepping down as Chairman of the Te Mata Park Board of Trustees. Professional Director, Mike Devonshire, now assumes the position of Chairman, following the Te Mata Park AGM held on Monday night. Read full media release here – Media r
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Funding granted to Te Mata Park

8 June 2017 The building of a visitor shelter and information centre, toilet, and car park in Te Mata Park can get underway immediately after Government announced funding for the project today. Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett announced this morning that the Hastings project would re
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