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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

December 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DISCOVERY DAY - Calling all those with an interest or enthusiasm for butterflies! Norm Twigge will be giving us an insight into the Forest ringlet (also know as the Helms) butterfly. This winged gem is endemic to NZ and is our largest and only forest-dwelling

Volunteer Wednesday

January 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY - Did your New Year resolution include getting fitter or spending more time in the outdoors? Boy, have we got a deal for you!  Join our amazing team of volunteers caring for 500 hectares of special Kaimai lowland forest - off track pest

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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