Donkey & Mule Society of NZ

The Donkey & Mule Society of New Zealand (Inc.) is the only National Breed Organisation in New Zealand for Donkeys and Mules of all types. It administers the Donkey & Mule Society of New Zealand Register which includes mammoth, standard, miniature donkeys and mules.

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Donkey & Mule Society of NZ (Inc.)

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From left: Marion van Dijk, Jack Hurst, Peter van Dijk and Maisie Hurst, who was awarded a Honorary Life Membership to the Auckland Easter Show because she has been showing horses and donkeys there for 85 years, since the age of seven. Quite an achievement. The donkey is Clovercrest Panache with intricately carved and painted Sicilian Caretto Peter and Marion imported and was on display.
Ashley Park Hermia, Andrea Thomson. Winner of the Pearl Wilson Trophy at the AGM D&MS annual Awards.

Donkey & Mule Dispatch

Index for June, 2015

Society members receive a quarterly publication with up-to-date information on donkey & mule care, practical advice on training and interesting stories.

Trading Post Society Shop Donkey & Mule Society Membership Application


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

Trust website

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.


Wendy donkeys

The Donkey & Mule Society is wanting to purchase copies of Donkey Business III in reasonable condition as it is out print. It is still the best book on donkey care. $10 per copy. Contact: Andrea Thomson Ph (06) 328 9812 E-mail

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