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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 09 470 3300/ 09 439 3450 Whangārei/ Dargaville *  
Glen Coulston 1a 09 470 3300/ 09 439 3450 Whangārei/ Dargaville *  
Lesley Baigent 2 09 408 7800 09 408 6014 Far North *  
Jason Hanham and Wallis Cocks 3 0021 082 09549 021 207 4719 Northland *  
James Mclaughlin 5 09 439 3450 Dargaville *  
Tom Donovan 6 09 439 3450 Dargaville *  
Rebecca Smith 7 027 230 8198 Hunua *  
Stan Somerville 027 230 8198 Hunua *  
Brian Shields 027 230 8198 Hunua *  
Liz Whitwell 9 07 867 9180 Whitianga   *
Malcolm McFarlane 10 07 866 1100 07 868 9912 07 867 9180 Coromandel *  
Christine Friis 11 07 867 9080 Thames   *
Sheila Westley 021716514 Whitianga *  
Peter Evans 12 07 856 4611 022 600 5783 07 858 1000 Waikato *  
Guus Knopers 13 0275 927 737 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 027 3858191 (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 27 0212598299 07 8922691 Central and Southern North Island *  
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) 0274757545 03 2808688 wild4evakiwi@gmail.com West Coast *  
Sandra King 20 027 8679011 03 219 0002 Stewart Island *