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A new track is to be built on Te Mata Peak to re­place the ziz zag one that caused a lot of con­tro­ver­sity from lo­cal iwi last year. Craggy Range Win­ery and Ngati Kahun­gunu iwi are now go­ing to pur­chase 28 he­actares of land which in­cludes the cur­rent walk­ing track on the eastern face of Te Mata Peak and build a su­pe­rior track for the Hawkes Bay com­mu­nity to en­joy. This will en­able Ngati to tell the sto­ries of the seven faces of Te Mata and Ron­gokako, the his­tory of this land and other sites of cul­tural sig­nif­i­cance to this palace. The track is ex­pected to at­track many vis­i­tors both do­mes­tic and over­seas to the area. The newly pur­chased land also al­lows space to con­struct a safe car park for the com­mu­nity to use at the be­gin­ning of the track. No date has yet been set when the new track will be open.

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