A video about the project

We were recently given the chance, thank to the amazing Anna Dawson and the clever team at Bay of Plenty Regional Council,

A video about the project2019-12-07T22:31:00+00:00

Bay Conservation Alliance: big aspirations

Bay Conservation Alliance launched on Friday 21st September 2018 as part of National Conservation Week and with the support of Conservation Minister

Bay Conservation Alliance: big aspirations2019-11-11T01:20:43+00:00

Forest ringlet butterfly

As the song goes; ‘If you go into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise,’ and that is just what

Forest ringlet butterfly2019-11-19T01:06:01+00:00

Neighbour Newsletter Summer 18

Greetings, neighbors of Aongatete Forest. This is the first of more regular newsletters from us, to keep you informed about our activities.

Neighbour Newsletter Summer 182019-11-11T04:17:52+00:00

The lone kauri Nov17

The long loop track at Aongatete leads gently up into the Kaimai forest. The forest changes as you climb. The lowland trees

The lone kauri Nov172019-11-11T23:15:19+00:00

April 2017 – Giant moss

Male Moss A giant grows at Aongatete. It’s not a tree or a fern or a flower – it’s a

April 2017 – Giant moss2017-04-05T16:52:32+00:00

December 2016 – Spiders

If you go into the forest at night and shine a torch around the tree trunks, you will see tiny pinpricks of

December 2016 – Spiders2016-12-15T22:47:07+00:00

November 2016 – Breakfast with the Birds

The overnight event at Aongatete Lodge was billed as ‘Breakfast with the Birds’. It could equally have been described as ‘Spying on

November 2016 – Breakfast with the Birds2016-11-15T20:26:27+00:00

October 2016 – the birds are back

Spring is here. The shining cuckoos are calling in the forest. They have spent the winter in the Solomon Islands and flown

October 2016 – the birds are back2016-10-15T22:28:24+00:00

Nature Trail Signs

The Nature Trail has interpretive signage to explain the local environment. Forest Layers Relationships with Nature Geology of the Kaimai Ranges Conservation

Nature Trail Signs2016-10-04T12:52:59+00:00