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Reflecting on One Giant Chance, with 1 Week To Go

Te Mata Park is the jewel in Hawke’s Bay’s crown.  With its rich history and unparalleled views, it is the first place that people visit when they come to the region. In comparison to other ‘public spaces’, Te Mata Park is unique.  It is private land and under its Trust De
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The QEII Covenant – what does it mean?

In 1977, Te Mata Park was placed under a Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (QEII National Trust) covenant to ensure permanent protection of this iconic landscape. The purpose of this covenant is to promote the provision, protection and enhancement of open space, for the benefit and en
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We are a Green Flag Award Winner!

Te Mata Park has been awarded the coveted international Green Flag Community Award. ‘’We are absolutely delighted,’’ comments Mike Devonshire, Chairman of Te Mata Park Trust Board.  ‘’This is a big accolade for the Park, and a true reflection of the sheer amount of volunteer hours tha
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One Giant Chance – The Goal Within Grasp!

A 9 month campaign to buy new land for Te Mata Park is now close to its target, following an announcement that just over $1 million has now been raised from the One Giant Chance fundraising campaign. Mike Devonshire, Chairman of Te Mata Park Trust, confirms that 80% of the required fu
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Invertebrates in Te Mata Park

Now is a good time to be on the lookout for invertebrates in the Park, including butterflies. Commonest of the butterflies is regrettably the cabbage white which was first recorded in Napier in 1930. Efforts to control it included the introduction of 2 wasp species which parasitised t
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One Giant Chance Welcomes $100,000 Donation

A substantial financial contribution to Te Mata Park’s One Giant Chance campaign will help significantly in reaching the Trust’s fundraising goal, says Park Chairman, Mike Devonshire. Te Mata Park Trust welcomed a donation of $100,000 yesterday, from a private South Auckland Charitabl
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One Giant Chance – Well On Track!

It’s not quite time to crack open the bubbles, but Te Mata Park Trust is very pleased to report huge progress for their One Giant Chance fundraising campaign. ‘’We are getting closer & closer to our goal; to secure neighbouring land for future generations to enjoy,’’ says Mike Dev
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Sheep Released in to Park

Please note that as of today, 7 December 2018, sheep have been released in to Te Mata Park.  They will be grazing for 14 days. If you are dog owner, 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 g
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One Giant Week – fundraising events and activities

With only 6 weeks to go until Te Mata Park’s fundraising deadline, momentum is building with One Giant Week of events planned for the end of November. ‘This is one giant chance for our Hawke’s Bay community to rally the troops and get in behind our campaign to buy new land for the Par
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