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The list below provides names of people who are experienced with dogs and with running kiwi avoidance training.

We have a list of some of the upcoming dog avoidance training days here

It will help dog owners find the nearest training.

Over time, everyone on the list will be formally certified as a skilled avoidance trainer. This will ensure that wherever the training happens in New Zealand, we can be confident that the same standards are being consistently applied everywhere.

Avian avoidance dog certifiers

Practising and participating certifiers are listed below. If you are interested in getting your dog trained please contact any of the trainers or your local Department of Conservation office.

Certifier Certifier No. Phone Address Private DOC
Lesley Baigent (Far North) 2 094087800 094086014 Kaitaia *  
Jason Hanham 3 021 08209549 Northland/ Auckland *  
Wallis Cocks 3 021 2074719 Northland/ Auckland *  
James Mclaughlin (Dargaville) 5 09 439 3450 Northland   *
Tom Donovan (Dargaville) 6 09 439 3450 Northland *  
Karl Fisher 8 07 867 9080 Coromandel   *
Liz Whitwell 9 07 867 9180 Coromandel   *
Malcolm McFarlane 10 07 866 1100 07 868 9912 07 867 9180 Coromandel *  
Christine Friis 11 07 867 9180 Coromandel   *
Peter Evans 12 07 856 4611 0226005783 07 8581000 Waikato *  
Guus Knopers 13 07 573 3309 027 5927737 Te Puke Western Bay of Plenty *  
Tiki Hutching 14 07 325 2142 Te Puke Western Bay of Plenty *  
Andrew Glaser 15 07 315 1001 Opotiki   *
Kohu Kohiti 16 07 366 1080 Murupara   *
Hannah Flatman 17 07 366 1080 Murupara   *
Sarah King 18 07 366 1080 Murupara   *
Tim Allerby 19 07 307 2770 Whakatane Te Urewera   *
Paddy Apiata 33 07 307 2770 Whakatane Te Urewera   *
Willie Marsh 21 06 3765155 027 3858191 Hawkes Bay/Manawatu *  
Miles Gembritsky 22 06 385 5022 Whanganui   *
Tai Edmonds 23 06 385 5022 Whanganui   *
Rod Smillie 24 06 349 2100 Whanganui   *
Josh Penn 26 06 349 2160 Whanganui   *
Nathan Jones 25 06 759 0350 Taranaki   *
Daniel Hurley 4 03 305 0098 Napier   *
Jim Pottinger 27 07 892 2707 021 2598299 07 892 2691 Central North Island *  
Jim Pottinger 27 c/- Rosemary Thompson 04 563 4764 021 044 3279 Wellington *  
Dean Flavell 28 06 385 8427 Central North Island   *
Adele Meyer 29 06 349 2148 Central North Island   *
Ian Cox (weka and kiwi) 30 c/- Sally Leggett 03 546 3145 Marlborough/ Nelson/ Golden bay *  
Ross Connochie (Tasman District Council) 31 03 543 8400. OR c/- Sally Leggett 03 546 3145 Marlborough/ Nelson/ Golden bay *  
Rosemary Van der lee (penguin) 32 c/- Sally Leggett 03 546 3145 Marlborough/ Nelson/ Golden bay *  
Sandra King 20 027 8679011 03 219 0002 Stewart Island   *