We’ve had a stellar planting season this winter with many successful planting days. Our community of volunteers and donors have been hugely supportive: thank you to all of you who contribute. Te Mata is fortunate to have such passionate people, schools, families, and businesses assisting with the native revegetation of our beautiful maunga. This year, […]
About Sara Shaw
Sara Shaw has a background in marketing and teaching and is passionate about nature and conservation education. She assists the park with various park projects including the website, social media, and developing educational programmes in the Park for the community.
Entries by Sara Shaw
2 Jul, 2021 Hawkes Bay Today School kids at five Havelock North schools have been given the opportunity to become kaitiaki of their own sections of Te Mata Park. As part of efforts to plant more trees in the park, Te Mata Park Trust reached out to Hawke’s Bay schools to get them involved. The […]
Mason Chambers 22 October 1924 – 10 June 2021 The Te Mata Park Trust Board offers condolences to the family of Mason Chambers. He provided valuable input to the Trust Board over his 20 year chairmanship and cared for the land that his family gifted to the community in 1927, only a few years after […]
Te Mata Park Trust is deeply saddened to advise that last night a person lost their life off the summit on Te Mata Peak. To honour and protect the area, a rāhui will be imposed until Monday morning, 17 May. Car access will be unavailable night and day from the security gates above Peak House, […]
The beautiful autumn season is upon us, and the peak is one of Hawke’s Bay’s prime spots to enjoy the cool mornings as they give way to sunshine days. Explore the new trails in Te Kahika (the official name of the new land), walk among the turning maple leaves up the red track, or enjoy […]
Te Mata Park Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Waiora Rogers to the Park Trust Board, following an amendment to the Trust Deed earlier this year. This change ensures ongoing mana whenua representation on the Board. “We are delighted to welcome Waiora to the Board and look forward to facilitating & incorporating mana […]
December 2020 Summer Newsletter After a very big year in the Park and a recent Green Flag Top Ten international accolade, there is much for Te Mata Park to celebrate. The forestry project has come to a close, thousands of native trees have been planted and mulched, new tracks have been built in the new land, and […]
15 December, 2020 Hawkes Bay Today By: Louise Gould There are now more parts of Te Mata Peak’s sleeping giant Rongokako to explore this summer. Te Mata Park’s new block of land officially opens this morning, giving people new pathways and tracks to discover on the peak. Te Mata Park Trust manager Emma Buttle said it’s […]
Te Mata Park, three time winner of the Green Flag Community Award, has been named as one of the ten best parks in the world. The Park has been awarded the highly coveted Top Ten Green Flag international award for 2020. “To be rated up there with the world’s greatest parks is an honour deeply […]
Te Mata Park has again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Community Award. The Green Flag Award is an international award, signifying a park or green space of the highest integrity, judged by green space expert volunteers across several criteria. For the Community Award, these criteria include safety of the space and encouragement of healthy […]
29th October 2020 With the forestry work now complete, the Te Mata Park revegetation project is well underway with new native trees dotting the landscape and the rongoā garden taking shape. Over winter, many community volunteers, schools, and groups organised to plant 15,000 native trees in the harvested areas, the new land, and the rongoā […]
September 2020 Spring Newsletter Spring is undoubtedly here! The Park is a hive of activity with birds feeding on the fresh blossom, new native trees dotting the landscape, and track installation in progress in the recently harvested areas as well as on the new land. Looking back, it’s been a busy winter in the Park. […]
We are now in Level 2. The park is open, but please adhere to the recommended precautions when you are in the park.