The iwi leader behind plans for a regional park on the site of the controversial Craggy Ranger has admitted he didn't do enough consultation before announcing it.

Ngāti Kahungunu chairman Ngahiwi Tomoana and Rex Graham last month said the land for the park would be purchased by three Hawke's Bay businessman solely for the purpose of gifting the park to all people of Hawke's Bay to enjoy.

Te Rongo Regional Park, on the eastern flank of Te Mata Peak, was touted as the solution that would heal the wounds created after the initial track's construction in late 2017.

Mike Wilding,

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