Current hazards include Alert Level 2, track information, and sheep grazing 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.
This is the season to whakapipiri, to take that extra bit of care with ourselves, to slow down, and to look after one another. Takarua is also the season we give back to Papatūānuku by planting trees and restoring her cloak.
Preparation for creating a more biodiverse Te Mata Park has begun. Pan Pac Forest Products will initiate forestry work in the park on 2 March 2020 following a slight delay due to reasons beyond the control of the Te Mata Park Trust Board. It will begin with a blessing from Mana Whenua.
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.
Park Trust prepares for a significant milestone, removing nearly 12 hectares of old pine plantations and returning large sections of the Park to native bush. With ambitious plans to plant nearly 60,000 native plants over the next three years, the Park Trust