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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

DOC Track Maintenance

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Department of Conservation operational team has scheduled a volunteer workday for track maintenance at Aongatete Forest. Keeping tracks in good condition enhances the enjoyment of all who use the forest, and this work day will include widening and improving the track surface. You'll need

Volunteer Wednesday

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY -  Rodent tracking tunnel monitoring. The tracking tunnel network needs to be done to determine how successful our recent Feracol baiting operation has been. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you

Volunteer Saturday

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

We will be retrieving any uneaten Feracol bait from throughout our AFP pest-managed 500 hectare area. All hands on deck needed, can you help? Meet at the kohanga. Clothing and footwear should be suitable for walking off track, plus bring a backpack, gloves and carry

Volunteer Wednesday

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY - Trap & trail maintenance. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at approx 12 noon. The morning will have either a work focus (assisting with ongoing pest management

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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.

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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