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.