The Donkey & Mule Society of New Zealand 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. It provides up-to-date information on donkey care and practical advice on training.
This is the official website of the

Donkey & Mule Society of NZ (Inc.)


Society badges bearing our logo are available from the Society Shop

As well as our Quarterly magazine Donkey & Mule Dispatch, other publications are available to all members of the Donkey & Mule Society of NZ Inc. at no charge other than an A5 SAE plus $2.40 or stamps to cover postage. See More

ANZAC - Donkeys help remember

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Left: Wee Dram Massey Ferguson with owner Diana Humphries led the parade in Chrstchurch. Right: Seamus (36 years old) owned by Sylvia and John Parsloe has been attending the Woodbury service for 15 years with 'Simpson' & Henderson' in attendance.

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Left: Left: Cotswold Minnie Moppet & Cotswold Lavender Rose owned by Lea Hullett with Nick O'Brien spent three hours in the Pleasant Point School Hall while children received lessons and a collection of artifacts were on display and this photo was published in the Timaru Herald on ANZAC Day. Right: Sisters Ester Murphy 14, and Olivia 15 with Fernlea Dylan the donkey at the Te Anau Anzac parade. The Photo taken by Barry Harcourt was published in the Southland Times.

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Delos and Trevor Stevens were required to play the donkey & 'Simpson'. Trevor wrote “It was the NZ medic Henderson whose photo was probably used for the painting that we have come to know of as Simpson & his Donkey. When the war ended the medic Henderson lived in the Henderson area of Auckland and was a member of that RSA.”


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

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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Show Results 2014/15

D&MS Trophy Tallies
for 2014-2015 Season

D&MS Approved Judges list

Donkey In-Hand Performance Challenges 2014

The RAS has advised of the upcoming pilot communication forum Download pdf for more information

Donkey & Mule Dispatch

Index for March 2015

For Sale

New donkeys and a mini mule Both North & South islands

Donkey & Mule Protection Trust Web Site

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The donkey as a 1st Mount


Young Competitor Award

A national trophy — Find out more & download forms A and B

Show Rules & Guidelines

booklet updated Dec., 2011 Click Here

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