One of the biggest challenges we face is raising awareness of the role and value of Hearing Dogs. Having registered Hearing Dogs speakers who are trained to give presentations on our behalf means we are able to raise the profile of Hearing Dogs across the country.

We currently have volunteers trained as registered speakers in Auckland, Whangarei, New Plymouth, Te Aroha, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Wanaka.

All speakers are happy to explain more about Hearing Dogs to groups and clubs wanting to know about our work. So if you’re looking for a speaker for your club why not give us a call? (We do not charge for speaking but welcome a donation and contribution towards travel expenses.)

If there are no trained speakers in your area, why not consider becoming one yourself? Becoming a registered Hearing Dogs speaker is a great way of meeting new people whilst raising awareness of the benefits a Hearing Dog can be to a deaf person. Full training and materials are provided to those wishing to volunteer their services. All speakers give their time voluntarily. Please contact us for more details.

Hearing Dogs
PO Box 300329
Auckland 0752
Email: info@hearingdogs.org.nz

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Location and Contact Details of Our Public Speakers

Below is a list of the locations in which registered Hearing Dog speakers are available.

Danielle Beston
Phone: 09 379 7658, mobile: 021 326 642
Email: Danielle.beston@hobsonchambers.co.nz


Helen Ware
Phone: 483 8556, mobile: 021 264 1753
Email: helware@gmail.com


Carolyn Santiago
Phone: 07 348 6654
Email: carolyn@communityworks.co.nz


Vanessa Creamer
Mobile: 021 173 2604 (text please)
Email: nessa@ihug.co.nz


Lorraine Messenger
Phone: 09 435 4298

Lorraine Messenger

Te Aroha
Daphne Ellis
Phone: 07 884 4347
Email: dgellis@xtra.co.nz


New Plymouth
Jim Shepherd
Phone: 06 756 7761, mobile: 021 216 4251
Email: jimshep@xtra.co.nz



Margaret Richardson. 
Phone: 03 318 1718, mobile: 027 571 0769
Email: nchingford@gmail.com