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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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Sheep Are Grazing in Te Mata Park

Please note that from Monday 19 August, a large number of sheep will be grazing in Te Mata Park.  It is imperative that you keep your dogs under control AT ALL TIMES. If your dog is unreliable, then please use a leash. Grazing sheep is a key strategy for keeping weeds at bay, the gras
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Te Mata Park: Now 108 Hectares!

Te Mata Park Trust is now the proud owner of an additional 8.5 hectares of neighbouring land. ‘’The title of the land changed hands on Wednesday 31 July,’’ comments Mike Devonshire, Chairman of Te Mata Park Trust Board.  ‘’We would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughou
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Civic Honours Awards Acknowledge Te Mata Park Volunteers

Last week, two very special people were recognised at the Civic Honours Awards for their invaluable contribution to Te Mata Park and the wider community. Mike Lusk and Elizabeth Carr have generously given countless hours of voluntary service to our district, and the 26 June ceremony w
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New Land – Progress

                It’s an exciting time for all park users. The planning phase for the new land is well underway. We are talking to various Charitable Trusts about funding for the track work, native tree plantings and signage. The responses
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Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss Positive Way Forward – Mongrel Mob Gathering

Today the Hastings District Council, Police and Te Mata Park Trust met to discuss the gang event last Saturday on Te Mata Peak and how all stakeholders can work collaboratively to find a way forward which allows everyone in the community to have safe access to the peak. The Hastings D
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