News

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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Latest news on Mountain Biking Trails

Te Mata Park is pleased to advise that this year it has developed mountain biking trails for bikers at all levels – from Grade 2 (easy) to Grade 6 (extreme). The trails allow bikers to be largely separated from walkers, with safety further enhanced and controlled by crossing poi
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Walking Tracks

The Top 5 Walking Tracks provide a variety of options to explore some spectacular areas of the Park on foot. Each of the tracks is a different loop route, which may be travelled in either direction. To access the Top 5 Tracks, enter the Park via the Main Gates Car Park or Tauroa Road
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Revamp of main gates car parking area

You may be interested to know the revamp of the Main Gates car parking area is now approved and will be soon underway. We are working closely with Hastings District Council and on the list is improved parking and provision for public toilets, drinking water, ‘doggy do’ bags and bins a
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Tauroa Road entry parking improved

The Tauroa entry improvements are proving a hit, with the increased parking spaces often being full up.  Soon we’ll be adding donation boxes, ‘doggy do’ bags and bins as well as a permanent toilets and drinking water so keep an eye out.
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