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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

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30 am on day Third of the month, happening 6 times

Work days - join us for a morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer - check here regularly for specific details. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs. Arrive at

Volunteer Wednesday

June 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30 am on day First of the month, happening 6 times

Work days - join us for a morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer - check here regularly for specific details. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs. Arrive at

Volunteer Saturday

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

Early winter means it's planting time!  This is VERY exciting, the kohanga paddock transformation is getting into top gear. Come and join us to help get 1000 young native shrubs and trees into the ground. The revegetation species have all been selected for their affinity

Volunteer Wednesday

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30 am on day Third of the month, happening 6 times

Work days - join us for a morning with Aongatete Forest Project. There are plenty of tasks on offer - check here regularly for specific details. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves and pair of secateurs. Arrive at

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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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