Here are some of the upcoming kiwi avoidance training days around New Zealand

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If you are looking for a kiwi avoidance training day and it is not up here please contact your local avoidance trainer to enquire as to when they will be next running a training day

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Upcoming kiwi avoidance training days

Training in Hamilton

When: Twice a month on average
Where: Redwood Grove Tamahere on the outskirts of Hamilton
Contact: Pete Evans on or 022 600 5783, please make sure you book your dog in beforehand. There is no charge for this training


  • 14th December 2019 Kūaotunu
  • 8th January 2020 Papa Aroha
  • 9th January 2020 Kauaeranga Valley
  • 11th January Kūaotunu

Contact: For all dates phone DOC Kauaeranga Visitor Centre to book 07 867 9080. No cost.


When: By appointment
Where: Thames
Contact: Malcolm MacFarlane on either 07 868 9912 or 027 2358424, there is a cost associated with this training.

Raetihi and Rotorua

When: By appointment
Where: Raetihi (venue Maungaturoa North Road) and Rotorua (Karamu Street Mamaku)
Contact: Blake Cole on either 0223422191 or


When: 21st September 2019
Where: Kauaeranga Valley, Thames
Contact: phone DOC Kauaeranga Visitor Centre to book 07 867 9080. No cost.

Monthly trainings are available. Ring 07 867 9080 for info


  • 23rd November 8.30am – Everett Park Scenic Reserve Saturday morning

Please call the DOC office to book 06 759 0350. Bookings essential, In case of postponement those registered will be notified.

Remutaka Conservation Trust

When: 9th and 10th of November
Remutaka Conservation Trust holds kiwi aversion training twice a year in May and November at the Remutaka Forest Park. If you wish to book in your dog please contact Rosemary on Please not training costs will be $20 per dog.

Blackball (West Coast)

When: 7th December
Where: Please contact the email below for location details
Contact: Please contact Lauren Kelley from the Department of Conservation:

Ruapehu & Ohakune

When: April and October – exact date to be confirmed
Contact: Contact Kerry Oates to book in your dog 027 453 5456 or