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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

AFP & UEM Joint Meeting

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We're hosting a joint public meeting with our friends at Uretara Estuary Managers! All are welcome, and we'll share what's on the restoration radar at both Aongatete and in Katikati for 2021. Guest speaker is Stu Muir, who will give us an insight into the

Volunteer Saturday

November 28 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

It's the final baiting operation for the year! We're recording uptake from Oct, and then refreshing with new bait to ensure rats are managed whilst our amazing birds raise their chicks. There is a delicious celebratory BBQ breakfast on offer to thank our volunteers for

Volunteer Wednesday

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY - we'll be completing any remaining bait lines from last Saturdays diphacinone operation. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at 12. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both

Volunteer Wednesday

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Last WORK DAY for 2020! Time for a bit of track and trap maintenance. Meet at the kohanga at 9am. Clothing and footwear should be suitable for walking off track and any unexpected weather conditions, plus bring a backpack, gloves and carry a full bottle

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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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