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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

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

WORK DAY - preparing the Feracol bait ready for this coming Saturday's volunteer day (Phase 2 of the Summer pest control operation).  Arrive at the kohanga 8:30 am to get this job done. We'll be boiling the kettle for a morning cuppa and since this

Volunteer Saturday

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Feracol Operation - Phase 2 Today we'll be removing the non-toxic lure from the bait station network (if there's any left!) and replacing it with the real Feracol bait. We need your help please, this is a huge job. We also need good weather

Volunteer Wednesday

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

WORK DAY - come and help us with ongoing pest management operations. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 8:30 am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12. There are plenty of tasks on offer. Bring clothing

Volunteer Saturday

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Feracol Operation - Phase 3.  Back into the bait stations to remove any uneaten bait and record the uptake. This is the last stage of our carefully coordinated cholecalciferol toxin campaign for rat control.  This hopefully means job done and pests knocked right back.

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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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