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New Diverted Track for Walkers

We would like to thank Kerry, our wonderful Park Caretaker, and our volunteers, for building this new walking track diversion, above Chambers Walk. Located near to the top end of the Little Redwoods (on the blue/purple tracks, just near to the hairpin of Chambers), this new section wi
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Red Track Closed to Mountain Bikers

Mountain bikers, please note that a section of the RED track (which runs from the tanks, under Peak House and down towards the Gates Car Park), is now ”walking only”.  Up until this time, mountain bikers have been permitted on this track.  It has been the intention of the
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The Craggy Track: Finding a Solution

On Monday 7 May, Te Mata Park Trust met with representatives of Craggy Range, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Ngati Kahungunu, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Hastings District Council. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the outcome of the landscaping report, and to better un
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Colourful Fungi in Te Mata Park

Summer passed uneventfully; we were lucky compared with many other parts of the country. Autumn is the time to look in all areas for fungi, many of which have striking colours. But more than that, they come in a wonderful array of forms, and if you want to delve further, many have ver
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Important Notice: Chambers Walk Closure

One of the main access tracks in to Te Mata Park, Chambers Walk, will be closed for maintenance, for 3 days next week. “These improvements are essential, to ensure better drainage and safer terrain,” comments Mike Devonshire, Chairman of Te Mata Park Trust. The work will be taking pla
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New Trustee Appointed

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Hensman has been officially appointed to the Trust Board.  Jonathan’s extensive Board and governance experience will both complement and enrich our existing team.  Jonathan has enjoyed 34 years working in education and many years enjoying
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The Craggy Track: Looking to the Future

The new Craggy Track is a project that has divided Hawke’s Bay with heartfelt reactions from a broad cross section of people throughout the community. “This reaction clearly demonstrates the depth of emotion and connection that people feel to Te Mata Peak and its surroundi
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Tips for Keeping Your Dog Under Control

If you take your dog for a walk in Te Mata Park, 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 good run off the lead, but it’s important to remember that sheep are a farmer’s livelihood. The conse
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Coroner’s Report Released on the Death of John Warren

The Coroner’s report has now been released concerning the tragic death of John Warren earlier this year. Mr Warren fell from his mountain bike on 7 February whilst cycling a newly formed trail in Te Mata Park. He died later that day at Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital in Hastings.
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