On the way up the web manager spent a night at Palmerston North and next morning enjoyed a drive of Pemberton Thistle. Thistle is trained to the voice. I said “Thistle left” and Thistle went left, I said “Thistle right” and Thistle went right and so on. He felt safe for a novice like me. Andrea Thomson drove Jasmine Mr Darcy and led Pemberton Angelotti with Thistle and me behind as we drove through their wonderful green pastures. Before we set off for Napier Andrea made sure all the donkeys had plenty of hay and barley straw.
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Nancy Rescue donkey
On the way to Napier we visited Nancy Neal's where quite a few donkeys she has rescued over the years live under her watchful eye.
Saturday morning — The Art Deco Walk
Art Deco Walk
AGM Dinner and Auction Fun
These photos were taken at the AGM of some of the people who received awards. Margaret Salkeld received Life Membership awards for herself and her husband Arthur. Barbara Vincent presented Robin Winter with the High Point Mule Trophy.