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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

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is our regular volunteer day.  Arrive at the kohanga ready to go at 9am, and enjoy a morning cuppa and a chat before you head home at approx 12 noon. The morning will have either a work focus (assisting with ongoing pest management operations),

Breakfast with the Birds

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - September 19 @ 12:00 pm

Experience the intensity of the New Zealand bush at night then wake up to hear native birds in a rousing dawn chorus! Held at the Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre, this unique event kicks off with a delicious two course meal, talks by renown ecological experts

Volunteer Saturday

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

SPRING BAITING CAMPAIGN: Phase 1. Today we'll be placing bait throughout the 500ha of the AFP pest managed area to ensure our precious birds can get nesting underway without being molested by rats.  Your help would really be welcome to get this important mahi done.

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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.

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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