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Final Day of Fundraising

After 9 months of community fundraising, we are now on the final day of raising money to buy 8.5 hectares of neighbouring land.  What a journey!  And what incredible support we have in our community. We are very, very, very close to our goal.  If you are a park user, and wish to suppo
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$100,000 Donation Welcomed by the Park

In the last 24 hours, we have received notification of a donation from an anonymous benefactor, of an incredible $100,000.   We are over the moon with this contribution!  This takes our total  to $1,200,000 – and with only $50,000 to go until Tuesday 30 April, we are confident w
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Current Fundraising Status as at 27 April

WOW, what an overwhelmingly positive response we have received since our recent media release. We are delighted to announce that the donations have been flowing in, and we are now at $1,100,000. We have $150,000 to go to reach our goal! A number of local businesses and individuals are
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Mountain Biking Meeting – Fri 26 April

This is an opportunity to tell us what you like and don’t like about biking in Te Mata Park We have the bike tracks in the Park and they are good but we want to talk about future biking in TMP. This is how we look after your tracks now: Volunteers New Honda power carrier to shift mate
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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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