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Welcome to Aongatete Coolstores Limited

Established in 1983, Aongatete is a kiwifruit packhouse and coolstorage facility located South of Katikati in the Bay of Plenty.

Our mission statement is to be the most efficient and innovative provider of services for the growing, harvesting, packing and coolstorage of fruit in the kiwifruit industry.

In order to achieve this, Aongatete makes use of top of the range grading equipment, as well as utilising ideas from the Simply Lean production system.

Feel free to browse our website, and learn more about the company, our team, and the range of services and products that we can offer.

Tongan Appeal Aongatete Support Account for Tongan Families

Thank you very much to those who have sent your condolences and messages of sympathy following the recent fatal accident that claimed the lives of five Tongan men working at Aongatete.

Four of these men were part of the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) scheme which we all recognise as being critical to both the New Zealand Kiwifruit industry and horticulture in general, and the Tongan community and families themselves.

The Tongan men working at Aongatete had pledged to support their families left at home in Tonga and in particular educate their children, brothers and sisters. The fifth man was earning money to carry on his education to be a counsellor. He didn't want to be a burden on his Mother and brothers.

Aongatete has pledged to honour the pledges of these men and believes a Trust that meets educational requirements of these families as the most appropriate vehicle.

A number of Companies, Corporates and individuals have asked to support this Trust and in fact many have already sent money to us for this purpose. Some of these people are other staff members who cannot afford to donate money but who have none the less turned up with envelopes of cash.

If you would like to make a contribution, the details for this are:

Bank Deposit to: Westpac: 03 1550 0017661 02 Aongatete Coolstores Ltd
Cheques to: Aongatete Trust (Tongan Appeal)


Cash: Appropriately labelled to the reception at the main office.
Affairs of the Trust will be under the control of appropriately appointed Trustees and all donations will be acknowledged.

It is my intention to co-ordinate where possible a number of other funds which have been offered for example NZKGI/ NZ Hort emergency fund and Give a Little page set up by the Tongan Community in Auckland.

Warm regards
Allan Dawson

Mobile 0275902393

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