Neighbours Newsletter – Winter 2018

New Phone Number The Project now has a permanent contact number. The number is forwarded to a “duty officer”, to deal with day to day enquiries. If you have any questions or concerns about activities in the forest and need an immediate answer then dial this number –  07 808 0792. If your question is not urgent, then please email field.manager@aongateteforest.org. Subscribe to our public newsletters We have just published our latest public newsletter. This goes to over 300 volunteers a...
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Newsletter for our Neighbours

Greetings, neighbors of Aongatete Forest. This is the first of more regular newsletters from us, to keep you informed about our activities. Pest Levels We regularly measure the pest levels in the Forest. Monitoring done in early February shows that OUTSIDE the controlled area, our traps showed a 65% incidence of rats, compared to 8% within our controlled area. In one part of our forest where we have recently deployed 50 or so Good Nature traps, our rat indice is now 0%. Possum levels out...
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December 2015 – A cold swim at Aongatete

From the uplands of the Kaimai Ranges the Aongatete stream flows clear, clean and cold through the forest. It tumbles over rocks and down waterfalls into some deep holes which are fun for swimming in. A track from the Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre leads to two of these swimming holes. The original track follows an old clay road, bulldozed during the Kaimai tunnel construction. It is steep, rutted and slippery. But now a group of volunteers led by DOC have created ...
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