Media Articles about Truffle Dog Services


Radio NZ Country LifeCarol , Peter, Karen and Indi all checking out the truffle Indi found.

Carol Stiles from Radio NZ interviewed Peter Hodges and Sue Arnold at Matangi Truffles, and myself about truffle hunting and the time commitment until they found their first truffles.


Hear the recording here and find out more about how Indi finds the black diamond truffles underground.


Stuff  (Waikato Times, Cambridge News, Dominion Post)

Indigo is on the hunt.

Working in a Waikato truffiere.

Aaron Learman from the Waikato Times (Stuff) visited Laurie and Toff Mylchreest’s truffière whilst Indi completed a truffle hunt.    An interview was completed including a video with Indi doing her work.  Unfortunately no T. melanosporum truffles were located during the search, although Indi did find some other type of truffle type that has no value.

Kai Safari

In June 2018 Tony and Jo Carr were interviewed for an up and coming TV programme showcasing Rotorua food with Pio and Sonia Gray.

Tony and Jo asked Truffle Dog Services to attend to showcase how truffles were located using a dog.  Sonia interviewed Tony and Jo Carr, and then they all came to the truffiere for Indi to do her work in the truffière and find a truffle for Jo to present to Sonia.  It was a great experience to be involved with Tony and Jo to talk about growing and hunting for truffles, and being interviewed by the host, Sonia Gray.  It was a very successful and fabulous day and the programme was released on Sunday 18th August.

This programme is available on Choice TV: Series 3, Episode 12.


NZ Growers Magazine

Indy and I were in the NZ Growers Magazine with  John and Louise Teigh and Laurie and Toff Mylchreest, truffière owners in the Waikato region.  The story was written by Geoff Lewis with photography by Trefor Ward.


Taste Waikato

Truffle Dog Services became a sponsor of the Rotary Cambridge/Jan Bilton recipe book supporting the good work that the Rotary Club participates all year.  For more information on purchasing the Taste Waikato book click here 


Lifestyle Block Magazine

In November 2017 Indy and Haggis were in the Lifestyle Block magazine with John Teigh, written by Sheryn Clothier, both clients of Truffle Dog Services.  We had a wonderful time looking for truffles at John’s property, with the successful location of both T. Melanosporum and T. Borchii.

A similar article also featured on website and their Facebook page.


Waikato Times

In Nov 2013 Ollie appeared in the Waikato Times whilst truffle hunting at my friends truffière in Te Puke.


Dogs in Action

Ollie, my first truffle dog, represented New Zealand Truffle Dogs in the book Dogs in Action by Maria Alomajan along with many other dogs with jobs.