Matiri Project Information

Update 17 August 2021


Access to Kahurangi National Park

Based on information from DOC, you are able to enjoy the Kahurangi National Park. Please check the DOC website for any updates.

Please refer to the DOC website for information on COVID19 protocols and alert levels.  

Pioneer Energy has a COVID Tracer QR code located at the visitor communication hut and we ask you to record your visit.

Public Access 

The Matiri Hydro Scheme has been fully commissioned and is generating power.  A new track has been formed from the access bridge at the Matiri West Branch, past the new powerhouse site right through to the Sweeping Bend.  This new track extends into DOC public conservation land with the newly installed penstock sharing this same track, in sections, until a junction where the walking track and penstock separate. 

We ask that the public keep to the walking track which connects with the existing track to the lake.  Operational vehicles associated with the scheme will be accessing the area from time to time. 


              Matiri Dec 2020



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If you have a concern either call or email with the following information:

Your name
Contact details
The location the incident occurred
The nature of the complaint including the date, time and duration of the incident or matter that resulted in the complaint
The likely or possible causes of the incident (if known)
The nature of any corrective action undertaken by the consent holder in response to the complaint.

Any complaints received are available to the Tasman District Council and the Department of Conservation.

Please contact us if you have any concerns in relation to issues of public safety, operational practices, public access and environmental concern.