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Sarah Austin-Smith

Major project to upgrade Te Mata Park’s water infrastructure

A project to improve Te Mata Park’s water and effluent infrastructure will begin on Monday 4 December. The project will connect the Park and Peak House to the Hastings District Council water and effluent infrastructure.  
Sarah Austin-Smith

Chambers Walk Closure now in place to 3 December

Major tree work will close the Tauroa Road entry to Te Mata Park, including access via lower Chambers Walk and Tipuna Footstep, from 20 November to 3 December. Te Kahika mountain bike track will also be closed.
Mike Lusk

Ongaonga in Te Mata Park and protecting your dog

Find out why we keep pockets of ongaonga in the Park and how to protect your dog.
Te Mata Park

$25,000 gift from Jarden to aid Te Mata Park’s cyclone recovery

A generous donation from leading investment and advisory group Jarden will greatly assist with Te Mata Park’s recovery following Cyclone Gabrielle.
Simon Cartwright

Sarah Austin-Smith appointed as Park Manager

The Trust is delighted to welcome Sarah Austin-Smith to the Te Mata Park team.
winter-planting-day-te-mata-peak-Havelock-NorthSimon Cartwright

Winter Planting Day

Join the Te Mata Park team and volunteer crew on Sunday 18 June from 9-12, for our big Winter Planting Day of 2023.

Autumn News – April 2023

We find ourselves in a somewhat different state this autumn, with Te Mata Park partially open and the region in recovery mode following the cyclone.

Partial reopening of Te Mata Park following Cyclone Gabrielle

Thanks to the hard work of our contractors, volunteers, and Hastings District Council, we are pleased to be able to partially reopen Te Mata Park from 6am on Saturday 4 March 2023.
Emma Buttle

Cyclone Update

The Te Mata Park Trust Board would like to convey our most sincere sympathies to those impacted by the cyclone that has wrought devastation across our region.

New strategy and endowment fund to protect and enhance Te Mata Park for future generations

Te Mata Park Trust officially launched its Ngā Tīpuna Masterplan strategy and endowment fund at an event at Peak House this week, sharing a unified vision for the future of Te Mata Park and inviting donations to the vehicle that will fund it.

Spring News – November 2022

The Park is a hive of activity this spring, with lush new growth appearing and the tūī song and kererū wing beat making a wonderful soundtrack for our visitors.
Te Mata Park

Applications open for Manager at Te Mata Park Trust

A key member of a small team, this part time position is instrumental in the delivery of the Park Trust’s objectives.

New appointment to Te Mata Park Trust board

A new appointment has been made to the Te Mata Park Trust…
Kat Howard Photography

Te Mata Park Trust Board seeks new Trustee and Aspiring Trustee

Te Mata is a taonga tuku iho (a heavenly gift) and an iconic feature of Hawke’s Bay ...

Winter News – August 2022

Whilst it has certainly been a challenging winter for many, it has been an exceptionally wonderful start for our new native plantings ...
Te Mata Peak Rd

Speed cushions to improve safety on Te Mata Peak Rd

New speed cushions to help improve safety on the upper part of Te Mata Peak Rd ...
Bruno Chambers

Autumn News – April 2022

Autumn is well and truly underway, and it is wonderful to see so many people enjoying ...

Summer News- December 2021

It's been a big year in Aotearoa, and now summer is upon…

Protect the Natural History of the Park

When spending time in the Park, please leave no trace, and protect…

Micro Snails in Te Mata Park

Mike Lusk, Te Mata Park's longtime caretaker and Park expert,…