Calendar of Events

  • Breakfast with the Birds

    May 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm-May 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am
    Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre, 834 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    Spend a night at Aongatete Lodge learning about the effects a pest control programme can have on the biodiversity in the forest.

    After arriving at 5pm, explore the Lodge and surrounds, enjoy a delicious meal then head out on a night walk in the forest accompanied by a team of experts to discover huge wetas, amazing spiders and glowworm by torchlight.

    Then it is off to bed to be awoken early to marvel at the Dawn Chorus. You will identify the bellbird, tui and other feathered friends as they herald in the dawn. This sound is rapidly disappearing in forests where no pest control takes place. Breakfast will then be served. You are then free to head home or head into the forest for a walk around the Aongatete short loop with AFP volunteers.

    This event is best suited to adults and children 10 years and above. COST is $40 per person.

    To register:
    Email: events@aongateteforest.org
    Subject line: Breakfast With the Birds

    Book early, places are limited.

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  • Volunteer Wednesday

    June 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    WORK DAY - Track maintenance day. Bring along your pruning tools as we focus on track maintenance and tackling some needy projects as a group.

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

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  • Matariki night walk at Aongatete Forest Project

    June 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Aongatete Forest Park CARPARK, near end of Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    LOCATION is near to the top of Wright Road. Turn right towards the Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre, BUT park in the carpark before the gate. The AFP building is the in paddock above the carpark.

    Experience the pest managed Aongatete Forest Park at night and see the forest and its many nocturnal inhabitants in action, including huge wetas, amazing spiders and glowworms. This is a joint initiative between DOC and the AFP and we aim to provide you with an amazing experience exploring our forest creatures and our night skies. Enjoy a hot cuppa and some star gazing at the Kohunga after your walk.

    Bring a torch or headlight, appropriate footwear and warm clothing.

    Event will be cancelled if it is unsuitable weather with a possible postponement to 21st June.

    This event is best suited to adults and children 10 years and above.
    Cost is FREE. Maximum 16 people
    To register:
    Email: events@aongateteforest.org
    Subject line: Matariki Night Walk at Aongatete Forest Project

    Please arrive 15 minutes earlier so we can all begin walking at 7pm. We will all meet in the carpark OUTSIDE the Outdoor Education Centre gates, and begin our walk from there.

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  • Aongatete FP Volunteer Wednesday

    June 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    DISCOVERY DAY - The southern extremes of our managed forest area are rarely visited by most volunteers. Help us to service our A24 traps and at the same time explore this area with some of our more experienced volunteers. Different meeting location to be announced closer to this date.

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

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  • Volunteer Wednesday

    July 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    WORK DAY

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

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  • Volunteer Wednesday

    July 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    DISCOVERY DAY - Fungal Foray. We will focus on finding fungi this morning. Bring along your camera and macro skills.

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Wednesday

    August 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    WORK DAY - Diphacinone preparation for the next baiting run. We will be based at the Kohunga (any weather) and reviewing lines (if fine).

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Sat

    August 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    We will be placing diphacinone throughout the 500 ha.

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  • Volunteer Wednesday

    August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    DISCOVERY DAY - Join us to count robins. Experienced volunteers will lead a group to learn about bird monitoring and assist with our annual 'robin count'.

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Wednesday

    September 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    WORK DAY - Rodent tracking Index monitoring - we will be placing or retrieving rodent tracking cards (weather pending).

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Wednesday

    September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    DISCOVERY DAY - Join us in the National Kereru count for Conservation Week. How many Kereru can we count at Aongatete? How does this compare to your home environment?

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Sat

    September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    We will be retrieving diphacinone from the 500 ha

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  • Volunteer Wednesday

    October 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    DISCOVERY DAY - Today we focus on epiphytes. Come and learn with AFP Trustee, experienced volunteer and botanist, James Denyer about the epiphytes our forest supports.

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Wednesday

    October 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    WORK DAY - Rodent tracking Index monitoring - we will place or retrieve rodent tracking cards (weather pending).

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Wednesday

    November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    DISCOVERY DAY - The southern extremes of our managed forest area are rarely visited by most volunteers. Help us to service our A24 traps and at the same time explore this area with some of our more experienced volunteers. Different meeting location to be announced closer to this date.

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details

  • Volunteer Sat

    November 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    We will be placing Diphacinone across the 500 ha of the AFP.

    See more details

  • Volunteer Wednesday

    November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Aongatete Forest Project, 854 Wright Rd, Aongatete 3178, New Zealand

    WORK DAY - Rodent tracking Index monitoring - we will be placing or retrieving rodent tracking cards (weather pending).

    We run "Volunteer Wednesday" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The day is either 'work' focused - helping with ongoing pest management operations and maintenance OR 'discovery' focused.

    Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12.

    Work days - join us for a work morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs.

    Discovery days - join us for a discovery morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The morning will reward you with discovering aspects of the AFP you mayn't have seen or been to before. Each 'Discovery Day' has a different theme and these will be confirmed the month before the event. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, water and personal medication etc. The allocated day for our discovery events may change depending on the event and the weather.

    We hope you can come to both. Subject to weather with notification updates on our website.

    For more information email events@aongateteforest.org

    See more details