This was a fantastic walk and amazing opportunity to experience a seldom seen part of the Kaimai range. Three of us – me (Barbara), Jane and David, were led by Barry Pethybridge, with his many years
We were recently given the chance, thank to the amazing Anna Dawson and the clever team at Bay of Plenty Regional Council, to create a short video telling the wider community about volunteering at Aongatete Forest
Controlling rats is the key to creating a healthy forest. Rats eat almost everything. They eat the fruits and the seeds that fall on the forest floor so there are few seedlings to replenish the forest
If there was a Kiwibuild programme for our native bird species, the rifleman that live in Aongatete forest have scooped the ballot! Thanks to the perseverance of volunteer Barry Pethybridge, nest boxes purpose-built for titipounamu (rifleman)
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