Upcoming Events

Here’s the best place to find out what’s happening at the Project, plus we’ll also feature other conservation related events.  To learn more about what our volunteers get up to, click here

Conservation Week

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm

See nature through new eyes this Conservation Week, 15-23 August 2020. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us slowed down and looked at our lives and the world differently. So, we're inviting you to enjoy a fresh prospective on our natural spaces and unique wildlife,

Volunteer Saturday

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

WINTER BAIT OPS Part 2. How does that new bait work, we wonder? Let's see what's left! We will be retrieving and recording any uneaten bait from throughout our AFP pest-managed 500 hectare area. Meet at the kohanga. Clothing and footwear should be suitable for

Volunteer Wednesday

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

CONSERVATION WEEK! It's our annual North Island Robin count. Get your ears on and join us for the yearly census of these cheeky wee birds.  We will have experienced & qualified 5-minute bird count expert you can learn from.  AND... we're doing RTI's - rodent

Volunteer Wednesday

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

DISCOVERY DAY - topic to be confirmed. What are Discovery Days? Join us for the morning and be rewarded by discovering aspects of the Project and the forest you might not have seen before. Each Discovery Day has a different theme and these will be

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.