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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 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Work day: Rodent tracking tunnels (RTI's) to monitor our rat densities. This occurs over two consecutive days and we need a clear (not raining) night in-between, so dates may need to change depending on the weather. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on

Volunteer Wednesday

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

Work day: Good Nature A24 trap monitoring & maintenance. Join us for a morning with Aongatete Forest Project. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track and gloves. Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 8:30 am, and enjoy a

Volunteer Wednesday

November 17 @ 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 7 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

November 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

It's the final baiting operation for the year! We're deploying diphacinone bait across 500 hectares to ensure rats are managed whilst our amazing forest birds fledge their chicks. There is a delicious celebratory BBQ breakfast on offer to thank our volunteers for all their amazing

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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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