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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A New Show: Warkworth A&P. From left: Judge Joanna Roberts, Barbara Mc Aulay with Clovercrest Special Dark, Deane Cope with Clovercrest Stars N Stripes, Rhonda Cope with Totatra View Harry, Trevor Stevens with Paula, Peter Van Dijk with Clovercrest Panache, Marion Van Dijk with Clovercrest Amazing Grace, Son of Karen Stratford with Chateau’s Millenium Pandorra, Karen Stratford with Bending Tree Josephine.

You may have noticed the white donkey Seamus in the background of April’s photo on the 2016 Society/Trust calendar marking ANZAC and the donkeys which took part in remembering the work they carried out at Gallipoli. Seamus, now 37 and owned by Sylvia and John Parsloe of Geraldine, was invited to “ANZAC in Action”, held before ANZAC Day at Rangitata Island Aerodrome with thousands of people attending the two day event. Seamus walked among a field of 4000 poppies which was right next door to the artillery making him jump at first but after a few rounds of cannon fire he ignored it.

photo of Above: Rotorua A&P Show. Elton Moore with grandson Grant and his new team.

Above: Rotorua A&P Show. Elton Moore with grandson Grant and his new team.
Photo: Peter & Marion van Dijk.

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Most Versatile Donkey Runner-Up: Fidel, Alison Holcroft. Fidel has been through hard times but clearly has a new zest for life with Alison and Michael de Hamel. This little donkey carried himself with great presence & dignity. Fidel is white with dark eyes. His early life is a mystery. Photo: Lea Hullett.

NEW Foals for 2015 - 2016 Season D&M Dispatch - Index for March, 2016

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

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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

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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.

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