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

West Coast

When: By appointment.
Contact: to book in your dog please contact Lynne Maguire


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

When: 22 June
Where: Kauaeranga Valley
Contact: All inquiries and bookings to Kauaeranga Visitor Centre 07 867 9080

Whakatane Kiwi Trust

When: Sunday 19 May
Where: Maraetōtara Reserve in Ōhope
Contact: To book your dog in, please phone Donna after 5pm on (07) 561 7352 or email: Please note that a donation of $10 per dog is requested to cover training costs.


When: Saturday 25 May
Where: Puketapu
Contact: To book contact Daniel Hurley 027 477 8940  prefer email/txt with;

  • your name
  • number of dogs
  • whether they have been done before


  • 25th May 8.30am – Stratford Saturday morning
  • 24th August 8.30am – Ratapihipihi Scenic Reserve Saturday morning
  • 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

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