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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
Pete Graham) 1 027 4837 050 Northland *  
Glen Coulston 1a 027 290 9448 Northland *  
Lesley Baigent 2 09 408 7800 or 09 408 6014 Far North *  
Jason Hanham and Wallis Cocks 3 021 082 09549(Jason) 021 207 4719(Wallis) Northland *  
James Mclaughlin 5 027 483 7050 (Clea) Dargaville *  
Rebecca Smith 7 kiwiaversion@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Hunua *  
Stan Somerville kiwiaversion@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Hunua *  
Brian Shields kiwiaversion@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Hunua *  
Liz Whitwell 9 07 867 9180 Whitianga   *
Malcolm McFarlane 10 027 235 8424 or 07 868 9912 or (DOC) 07 867 9080 Thames/ Coromandel *  
Christine Friis 11 07 867 9080 Thames   *
Sheila Westley 021716514 Whitianga *  
Peter Evans 12 07 856 4611 or 022 600 5783 or 07 858 1000 Waikato *  
Guus Knopers 13 027 5927 737 Te Puke Western Bay of Plenty *  
Tiki Hutching 14 07 325 2142 Opotiki, Whakatane   *
Andrew Glaser 15 07 315 1001 Opotiki   *
Cory Kurei   *
Kohu Kohiti 16 07 366 1080 Murupara   *
Hannah Flatman 17 07 366 1080 Murupara *  
Sarah King 18 07 366 1080 Murupara   *
Tim Allerby 19 07 312 9659 Whakatane Te Urewera *  
Paddy Apiata 33 07 312 9659 Whakatane Te Urewera *  
Tom Brown 07 312 9659 Whakatane Te Urewera *  
Willie Marsh 21 06 376 5155 or 027 3858191 or 06 834 3111 (DOC Napier) Hawkes Bay/Manawatu *  
Daniel Hurley 4 06 834 3111 (DOC Napier) Napier   *
Miles Gembritsky 22 06 385 5022 Whanganui   *
Tai Edmonds 23 06 385 5022 Whanganui   *
Rod Smillie 24 06 349 2100 Whanganui   *
Paul Drought 34 06 759 0350 Taranaki   *
Jared Coombes 35 06 759 0350 Taranaki   *
Jim Pottinger (kiwi & penguins) 27 0212598299 or 07 8922691 Central and Southern North Island *  
Jim Pottinger (kiwi & penguins) 27 c/- Rosemary Thompson 04 563 4764 021 044 3279 Wellington *  
Dean Flavell 28 06 385 0016 Central North Island   *
Ian Cox (weka and kiwi) and William Knox 30 027 243 5592 Marlborough/ Nelson/ Golden bay   *
Ross Connochie (Tasman District Council) 31 03 543 8400 Marlborough/ Nelson/ Golden bay *  
Rosemary Van der lee (penguin) 32 c/- Sally Leggett 03 546 3145 Marlborough/ Nelson/ Golden bay * *
Lynne Maguire (kiwi, weka and blue penguin) 027 475 7545 or 03 2808688 wild4evakiwi@gmail.com West Coast *  
Sandra King 20 027 867 9011 or 03 219 0002 Stewart Island *