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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

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Work day - todays scheduled activity is to finish off any remaining bait lines that didn't get done on Volunteer Saturday.  We're removing any uneaten Ferafeed and replacing with Feracol. Bring clothing and footwear suitable for walking both on and off track, gloves, water and any

Volunteer Wednesday

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Feracol Operation - Phase 3.  We're going back into the bait stations to remove any uneaten bait and record the uptake. This is the last stage of our cholecalciferol toxin campaign for possum and rat control.  This hopefully means job done and pests knocked

Volunteer Wednesday

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Work day - todays scheduled activity is Rodent Tracking Tunnel Index monitoring (RTIs). This involves putting out 80 tracking cards lured with peanut butter across our forest, including two lines outside the pest managed area. This requires two days - one to put cards out

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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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