PHOTO: The controversial walking track up the Eastern side of Te Mata Peak. 

A controversial walking track built up the eastern side Te Mata Peak could be visible for up to five years after it is filled in.

Hastings District Council is applying for a resource consent from itself to fill in the zig-zagging track in an attempt to return the landscape to its original state.

The track was built by Craggy Range Winery in December 2017 and has been at the centre of a furore ever since, after the council granted resource consent without consulting iwi or the public.



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