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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 Monday

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Can you give us a hand to prepare for the upcoming pest control operation?  We will be bagging up the diphacinone bait blocks and organising them into lines ready for volunteers to put them out in the field on December 17th.  This is a 'inside

Tracking Tunnel Tuesday

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

We need to do a round of Rodent Tracking Tunnel Index monitoring (RTIs) ahead of our impending summer baiting campaign. If you love an off-track walk in the forest, this is the task for you! It involves putting out 80 tracking cards lured with peanut

Volunteer Wednesday

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning with Aongatete Forest Project. The plan today is to retrieve the tracking tunnel ink cards that were put out yesterday. Clothing and footwear suitable for walking off track is required. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 8:30 am,

Volunteer Saturday

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

It's the summer baiting operation! We're deploying diphacinone into bait stations to keep a lid on the rat invasion from the perimeter of our pest controlled area over the silly season. The BBQ will be fired up for a delicious breakfast as a thank you

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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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