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Clovercrest Panache looking over the gate at Clovercrest Stud owned by Marion & Peter van Dijk

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The Donkey & Mule Society of NZ is seeking a new editor for our Society's magazine, commencing with the June 2016 issue. Dispatch is published four times a year in March, June, September and December. We are searching for someone with: More


A New Librarian

If you think you might like to take on this Society position, please contact the Secretary, Wendy Macpherson and she would be delighted to speak with you about this role.
06 329 9869 or 027 238 2101

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South Island Show

Sunday 21st February

Venue Kaiapoi Pony Club Grounds
South Eyre Road, Clarkville

More Information

For all enquiries contact Jan
Ph: 03 384 6902 or E-mail

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Closing Date for Entries
30th January

It appears very unlikely the impasse between the Auckland A&P Society and the RAS over naming rights for the Auckland Easter Show will be resolved in the near future.
As a result, no equines will be shown at next year's Auckland Easter Show and so an alternative venue to hold an Easter Donkey & Mule Show has been arranged.

This will be the final Show for the year
with the usual Schedule of Classes.
Extra Classes will be added to attract those
who have not previously shown their donkeys.

It will be a 'Ribbon Only' event, with an overall charge of $15 per donkey for the whole show, or $5 per class.
We hope to make this both a competitive show day but with the addition of some fun classes to help broaden the showing base in the area.

For all enquiries contact
Trevor 09 294 7155 E-mail
Marion 09 238 9350 E-mail

Auckland Area

To be held at 725 Woodcocks Rd, Warkworth
Saturday April 30, 10.30am – 2.30pm

You, and your donkeys, are invited to enjoy the company of others at a

Leading, hoof care, long reining, and floating.

Time permitting, we may also complete an obstacle course and have a driving demonstration. The emphasis is on ‘doing it yourself’ so come prepared to learn, share experiences, and generally get stuck in.

Please invite/bring along any other donkey owners or prospective owners you may know.

Refreshments will be supplied, but please bring a plate for a shared lunch.

Gold coin donation to Donkey & Mule Protection Trust.

For all enquiries contact
by phone or text to Sarah Smith 021 660 951 E-mail
(Make sure you let Sarah know if you’re bringing donkeys.)
or Trevor 09 294 7155
or Marion van Dijk 09 238 9350

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The Donkey & Mule Society has a list of books, Magazines available at no cost to members apart from return postage. DVDs have a small charge to cover postage. Alyson Baker, our Librarian will post them out to you free of charge. You can down load the complete list

Download in pdf format here

Donkey & Mule Protection Trust

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The Donkey & Mule Protection Trust is a Non-Profit registered Charitable organisation that exists to Improve the Lives of Donkeys & Mules in New Zealand

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Entire Jack Donkeys

The Society is concerned about the number of Jacks (Stallions) appearing on TradeMe advertised as being suitable for children or as pets. Entire Jacks (stallions) are not safe; they can suddenly become aggressive without warning. Only geldings and jennies should be considered.

Some parts of this website are still to be revamped and
not all links will work at present on the old pages. Please bear with us.

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