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Welcome to Aongatete Forest Project

Our volunteers and supporters are focused on restoring 500 hectares of native forest in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, between Tauranga and Katikati. Find out the conditions and how busy the forest is before you come by checking out our live weather station and cameras.

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Upcoming events

AFP Volunteer Wednesday

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Winter baiting operation - pre-feed preparation! Help us get the Doubletap pre-feed pellets into 1000+ bags ready to deploy into bait stations.  This is a 'sit down job' in the cool air of the kohanga so please dress warmly. We have over 8000 pellets to

AFP Volunteer Wednesday

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

Join us for a morning of volunteer restoration work with Aongatete Forest Project. We may provide specific details here (depending on the operations plan) otherwise just come along and see what tasks are on offer. We suggest you bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking

AFP Volunteer Saturday

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Winter Pest Control Campaign - Phase 1  This is the start of our coordinated Double Tap toxin operation which takes place over 3 Saturdays. It's a big job and your help is greatly appreciated. Today you'll head out into the forest to place tasty, non-toxic

AFP Volunteer Saturday

July 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Winter Pest Control Campaign - Phase 2 Today we'll be removing the non-toxic lure from the bait station network (if there's any left, rats and possums find it very appealing) and replacing it with the Double Tap bait. This is a big job, and an

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.