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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

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

Volunteer Wednesday

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

DISCOVERY DAY - The Butterflies of Aongatete Forest (tbc). What are Discovery Days? Join us for the morning and be rewarded by discovering aspects of the Project and the forest you might not have seen before. Each Discovery Day has a different theme and these

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

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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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