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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 Saturday

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

SPRING BAITING CAMPAIGN: Phase 1. Today we'll be placing bait throughout the 500ha of the AFP pest managed area to ensure our precious birds can get nesting underway without being molested by rats.  Your help would really be welcome to get this important mahi done.

Volunteer Wednesday

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY - we'll be completing any unfinished lines from Saturday's baiting operation. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track in the bush. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat

Volunteer Wednesday

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY - RTI's: rodent tracking index monitoring. The tracking tunnels need to be done to determine how well the recent baiting operation has gone. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, before heading out to place or retrieve ink cards from the

Volunteer Wednesday

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

WORK DAY - Goodnature trap monitoring. Assist us to maintain our A24 traps in the southern realms of the forest. Due to the nature of the terrain, fit and capable volunteers are required. The meeting point for this work may not be the kohanga, so

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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