Quack, quack - The Great Auckland Duck Race is Sunday November 12, 2017, 8am to 12pm; a family-friendly festival and fundraiser. Partnering with Rotary Club of Manurewa-Takinini, Rotary Remuera will raise money for the Life Education Trust and other great charities. This is a great opportunity to come together to support the important work of the Life Education Trust – educating and empowering children to make healthy choices for full and healthy lives.
Picture this…Thousands of rubber ducks racing through the rapids at Vector Wero Whitewater Park. Race divisions include: Schools, Businesses and General public. Get your duck (or ducks) now for this quacky and fun event!
There will be FOUR Races
1) Business Duck Race
2) School Race: local schools are offered free ducks to decorate and race
3) Ray White Race: 65 Ray White offices are competing each with their own decorated duck
4) Everybody Race: 5,000 little yellow numbered ducks will be released into the rapids at the same time.
There is free entry to the Park all morning and musical entertainment. Don’t miss the NZ Slalom Canoe Team demonstrations racing in the rapids and recovery techniques on still water between duck races. There will also be food stalls, a bouncy castle, a photo booth, a duck shooting gallery, a variety of other games ($2 a ticket) and a free colouring-in competition.
Find out how to get your duck for the Great Auckland Duck Race.
Why enter The Great Auckland Duck Race? 
Life Education has been active in NZ for 30 years, with their well-known and loved mascot, Harold the Giraffe.
Life Education Mobile Classrooms visit NZ schools to teach: Food and nutrition, Human Biology, Relationships, Community, Identity, Resilience, Substances (intermediate school students only); all lessons are taught by fully qualified and experienced teachers.
41,000 children aged 5-13 years, in over 130 schools (Counties Manukau, Ponsonby and Eden Roskill) were taught by Life Education via LET mobile classrooms in 2016.
Funds go towards another mobile classroom for Life Education so they can deliver more lessons to more schools.
Funds also go to the Rotary Clubs of Manurewa-Takanini and Remuera for the local charities they support.
Visit this site, http://www.lifeeducation.org.nz/in-schools/ourprogramme to read more about the Life Education Learning with Harold Programme.
Open to the public. $5.00 per duck (includes GST) for a small yellow duck. Each little duck is allocated a number matching the ticket issued with your donation to the Life Education Trust.
Everybody Duck Prizes: What the ‘fastest’ ducks can win
1st Prize: $500 Voucher for the Warehouse
2nd Prize: $300 Voucher for the Warehouse
3rd Prize: $200 Voucher for the Warehouse
4th Prize: $100 Voucher for the Warehouse
How your business will be promoted
On the event’s webpage: www.thegreataucklandduckrace.org.nz and on the Facebook page: The Great Auckland Duck Race
Many businesses last year used it as a team-building exercise for their employees and promoted how they were helping a local charity on their own Facebook and web pages
Business Duck Race Cost
$250.00 per duck (includes GST / post and packaging) for a medium sized yellow plastic duck for your business to decorate, send back to us and then race in the rapids during the Business Duck Race  (the first of four races on the day).
Best Dressed Business Duck: A photo of each Business Duck will be posted to Facebook and entered into The ‘Best-Dressed’ Duck competition – the public are invited to vote for their favourite best-dressed duck.  The duck with the most votes will be mounted on a wooden plinth with a brass plaque, encased in a clear Perspex cover; enabling the duck to be displayed for years to come in a prominent place at your business.
Business Duck Race Prizes: What the ‘fastest’ ducks can win
The 1st Place Business Duck will also be mounted and covered as a momentum of your businesses feat.
ALSO, 1st place may choose from one of the below prize vouchers (the remaining vouchers will be chosen by 2nd to 6th place-getters)
Return Air NZ flight for two adults to any NZ destination (Value: depends where you choose to go – e.g. Invercargill value could be >$500.00)
One year’s Membership to Accor Plus Advantage, including one night’s free accommodation at any of 600 hotels in the Asia/Pacific Region as well as exclusive benefits such as two-for-one hotel meal privileges, discounts up to 50% on rooms and 10% discount on Europcar rentals  (valued at a minimum of $350.00) Accor hotels: Pullman, Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Fairmont, Grand Mercure
One night’s accommodation in an Executive Suite, complimentary car parking and breakfast for two in ‘The Café’ at ‘The Pullman Auckland’ hotel (valued at $260.00)
A travel voucher from House of Travel at Botany Junction (Value: $250.00)
Dinner for two (food only) on a weeknight in the 5-Star The Langham hotel’s ‘Eight’ restaurant (valued at $200.00)
Complimentary Gift Certificate for a 5-course Degustation Dinner for two people at ‘No 5’ restaurant (valued at $198.00)
Join us at the Great Auckland Duck Race and watch your duck go down the Vector Wero Whitewater Rapids!
Winners will be notified if you can’t join us on the day.
Get in touch if you wish to partake in this quacky opportunity and contribute to Life Education Trust.
Email us at rotaryremuera@gmail.com with your name, email address & what race you want to enter.