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Iona Students Ramp Up the Fundraising

For many people, Te Mata Park is a sanctuary – a place to recharge and unwind.  And, for local students at Iona College, the community significance of the Park has become strikingly apparent. Thanks to a dedicated group of students and active teachers, Iona College has already raised
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$10,000 Donation to One Giant Chance from Mountain Bikers

Local mountain bikers have put their money where their mouth is and are donating an impressive $10,000 towards the One Giant Chance fundraising campaign, to further protect and expand Te Mata Park.   ‘’One Giant Chance is an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity, and our clu
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New Track Diversion Above Saddle

Safety alterations have been implemented on a short section of the red / blue track above the road.  This trail follows the ridgeline from the saddle to the summit. Park users are now diverted to a new trail that takes walkers and runners away from the exposed steep cliff.   The new t
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Be Gone, Pink Ragwort!

Pink Ragwort is a weed that can spread rapidly, and is not welcome in our Park!  This time of year is ideal for removing them, before they start to seed. The Pink Ragwort has a cluster of bright pink or purple daisy-like flowers with yellow centres.  If you spot one in the Park, pleas
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Momentum is Building for One Giant Chance

If you have a visitor come to stay, where is the first place that you take them? Yes, it’s probably Te Mata Park.  There is no doubt that our Sleeping Giant is one of our most treasured and frequently visited attractions in Hawke’s Bay. With recent statistics indicating that nearly 1
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Drone Policy Introduced for Park

With our striking scenery and impressive vistas, it is no surprise that Te Mata Park is a hot spot for drones. Certainly drone use is visibly increasing.  And, whilst it is acknowledged that flying drones is a valid recreational activity, the Park Board have implemented an UNMANNED AI
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One Giant Chance Campaign Well Underway

It has been nearly 3 weeks since the One Giant Chance fundraising campaign was launched, and the Te Mata Park Trust are thrilled with the community response so far. ‘’We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received thus far, from so many people across Hawke
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Expanding Te Mata Park: Fundraising Campaign is Launched

The footprint of our Sleeping Giant could well expand in the near future, as Te Mata Park Trustees officially launched the ‘One Giant Chance’ fundraising campaign yesterday.   “This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Hawke’s Bay to join us, as we strive to raise funds t
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Winter in Te Mata Park

Winter in Te Mata Park means a bit of mud on the tracks,  the occasional slip, and even a rare brief waterfall, but the Park is still a great place to visit at any time of the year. Short days mean the opportunity to see sunrises and sunsets at sensible times and this season there has
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