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Welcome to Aongatete Forest Project

Our incredible volunteers and supporters are focused on restoring 500 hectares of native forest in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, between Tauranga and Katikati.

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Upcoming events

Volunteer Wednesday

February 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY We're doing our RTI's - using the rodent tracking tunnel lines to monitor our current rat densities. This task happens on two consecutive days and we need a clear (i.e not raining) night in between, so we might need to adjust this depending

Volunteer Wednesday

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY - preparation of Ferafeed (pre-feed, non toxic), ready for Phase 1 of our big Summer baiting operation.  This is a relatively sedate activity, great chance to catch up over cuppa at the kohanga (and it's not weather dependent!).  If you wanted something a

Volunteer Saturday

February 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Feracol Operation - Phase 1 Head out into the forest to place a tasty, non-toxic lure (Ferafeed) in a line of bait stations, and at the same time, pull in any old/uneaten diphacinone bait from our last 2020 campaign. This is the start of

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FIND OUR FOREST – MAPS AND WALKS

Aongatete has a very special forest ecosystem and it’s right on the back doorstep of the Western BOP. Check out the area our project looks after and the variety of amazing walks on offer for all to enjoy.

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FUN RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND SCHOOL GROUPS

Spot birds, learn about our tree species and discover what’s hiding beneath the leaves. We have a range of engaging and entertaining resources available for making the most of a visit to the forest.
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