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Regional Parks

We have four regional parks for Hawke’s Bay locals and visitors to use, and invite you to explore the spaces.

We have four regional parks for Hawke’s Bay locals and visitors to use, and invite you to explore the spaces.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council manages four regional parks, and helps maintain two others. Our parks are places for you to relax, explore nature, and have some fun. Check out our parks below.

Our regional parks:

Other parks

We support Te Mata Peak Park Trust with pest control and park and enhancement, and we jointly work with Napier City and Hastings District Councils to make sure Waipatiki Beach Holiday Park is there for families to enjoy.

Te Rongo Regional Park 

50 hectares of land on Te Mata Peak’s eastern side will be turned into a regional park, nearly doubling the park’s size. Te Rongo Regional Park will sit beside Te Mata Peak park. Land for the park was gifted to the Hawke’s Bay community, and will be held and administered by a newly formed trust. The trust will create the park with appropriate protection over culturally sensitive areas, plant native flora across the site, increase biodiversity, and provide access for the enjoyment of the whole community. Work on this project started in 2018.

Hawea Historical Park

Hawea Historical Park is a park under development beside the Karamū Stream at the heart of an area rich with cultural value within the Heretaunga Plains. The park has cultural and visual connections with the wider region with views south-east to Te Mata and Kahuranaki and glimpses to the west of Kaweka. Hawea Historical Park will be developed and managed by the Hawea Historical Park Whenua Topu Trust. The trust is an equal partnership between local hapū, Kohupātiki, Matahiwi, Ruahāpia, and Waipatu, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council who will collectively be responsible for ongoing development and management of the park. The park is planned to open at the end of 2020.

Regional parks books available

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has published a series of books on our Regional Parks which can be purchased here for delivery, or purchased from our Napier office reception for $20 a copy.  Copies are also available in public libraries in Hawke’s Bay.

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Pakowhai Regional Park
Published 2012
Author: Garth Eyles
ISBN 1-877405-64-7

Tutira Regional Park
Published 2014
Author: Garth Eyles
ISBN 1-877405-86-8

Pekapeka Regional Park
Published 2018
Author: Garth Eyles
ISBN 978-0-947499-02-0

Order form, costs, and how to pay

Each book costs $20 and postage is free of charge.

Please pay by internet banking: Account number 02-0700-0302819-000. Please quote reference 362-001 and your surname as appears on the order form.  Alternatively use the order form and pay on collection at reception at our Dalton St, Napier office.  

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