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


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


  • 21st September – Whio Avoidance Training
  • 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.


Training for kiwi and whio
When: 15th September
Contact: Contact Dean 0273604129 or Kina Campbell Te Kuiti DOC office on 0275867757


When: Saturday 14 September 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Tarawera Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Contact: To register please contact Carrie at please note there is a $25 cost per dog


When: Sunday 15 September, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: TECT All Terrain Park, Whataroa Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Contact: To register please contact Carrie at please note there is a $25 cost per dog.

Far North

When: Waimate North, 21st September, contact Lesley Baigent
Contact: Lesley Baigent on either 09 408 7800 or email


When: 21st September, 10:00am 
Where: Awarua, Mangakahia Valley  weather permitting – will be signposted
Contact: Jason Hanham  to book in your dog 021872476.

Stewart Island

When: Labour Weekend
Contact: Sandy King on 027 867 9011 or 03 219 0002 or

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.

Ruapehu & Ohakune

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