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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

Conservation Week

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm

See nature through new eyes this Conservation Week, 15-23 August 2020. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us slowed down and looked at our lives and the world differently. So, we're inviting you to enjoy a fresh prospective on our natural spaces and unique wildlife,

Volunteer Saturday

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

WINTER BAIT OPS Part 2. How does that new bait work, we wonder? Let's see what's left! We will be retrieving and recording any uneaten bait from throughout our AFP pest-managed 500 hectare area. Meet at the kohanga. Clothing and footwear should be suitable for

Volunteer Wednesday

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

CONSERVATION WEEK! It's our annual North Island Robin count. Get your ears on and join us for the yearly census of these cheeky wee birds.  We will have experienced & qualified 5-minute bird count expert you can learn from.  AND... we're doing RTI's - rodent

Volunteer Wednesday

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

DISCOVERY DAY - topic to be confirmed. What are Discovery Days? Join us for the morning and be rewarded by discovering aspects of the Project and the forest you might not have seen before. Each Discovery Day has a different theme and these will be

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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.

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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