Latest News

Latest News

Eleanor Lonergan

Have your say in the Te Mata Park 2024 Survey

The Te Mata Park 2024 Survey is out now, and we invite Park users to participate and have their say.
Paul Needham

Public sentiment sees Te Mata Park Trust retain regional council funding

An annual grant of $120,000 from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to Te Mata Park Trust is set to be retained, following a reversal of the funding cut proposed in the council’s draft Three Year Plan (2024-2027).
Emma Van Wyk

Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter. We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful time of year in the Park - the cold mornings and misty views from the summit certainly signal that Autumn is here.
Damon Harvey

Funding loss could limit public access to Te Mata Park

The loss of vital funding from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will set Te Mata Park back by a decade and will fail to protect the region’s most popular recreational and tourism asset. 
Sarah Austin-Smith

Chambers Walk Closure – starting 8 April

Work starting on Monday the 8th of April will temporarily close access to Te Mata Park from Tauroa Rd, as well as some tracks.
Autumn in Te Mata ParkSimon Cartwright

Join our Autumn Working Bee – Sunday 7 April

You are warmly invited to join the Te Mata Park team and volunteer crew on  Sunday 7th April, 8.45am - 12pm, for our Autumn Working Bee.
Green Flag Award 2024Te Mata Park

Green Flag Award win

Te Mata Park Trust is delighted to have been awarded the distinguished international Green Flag award for the fifth time.
Te Mata Park

Summer news from Te Mata Park

Welcome to our summer newsletter. Seeing the throngs of people enjoying the Park this summer is particularly heartening as we think back to this time last year when the Park was closed following the cyclone.
Te Mata Park

Te Mata Park emergency response system to assist location of 111 callers

A new emergency response system installed in Te Mata Park will aid emergency services to locate a person in need of assistance.
Triple Peaks

Triple Peaks is back in 2024

The iconic Hawke’s Bay event, Triple Peaks, will return to the sporting calendar on 13 April 2024 following the cancellation of the 2023 race due to Cyclone Gabrielle.
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.