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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 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Work day - todays scheduled activity is Rodent Tracking Tunnel Index monitoring (RTIs). This involves putting out 80 tracking cards lured with peanut butter across our forest, including two lines outside the pest managed area. This requires two days - one to put cards out

Volunteer Saturday

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

Summer Feracol Operation - Phase 1 This is the start of our carefully coordinated cholecalciferol toxin operation for rat and possum control, which takes place over 3 Saturdays, spread out over the next 6 weeks. Head out into the forest to place a tasty, non-toxic

Volunteer Wednesday

February 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Work day - we will finish off any remaining bait lines, removing old diphacinone bait and replacing with Ferafeed lure. We will also be preparing for Phase 2 of our Feracol operation which will involve packing Feracol in small paper bags and organising the bags

Volunteer Saturday

February 26 @ 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

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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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