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CHB Duck Day - Celebrating 30 years 2024

Another Duck Day has been and gone and the focus is now on for 2024 to be even bigger than this year.
Mark Drake, who with his wife Meredith and a dedicated team of helpers have been part of this iconic community event since the very beginning.  Early days when the Waipawa Chamber and then Lions Club first set it up, 29 years on, the event has only got bigger and better.
Reflecting on 2023s event, Mark notes the highlights, seeing people from out of the area sponsor a duck, newcomers to CHB embracing the event and loving it, the smiles, the laughter and the sunshine, seeing more than 1500 yellow ducks making their way down the river to the finish line.
This year's event saw more stalls and even an Art Auction by Napier Artists contribute to Duck Day, the recipient of all the fundraising efforts being Ronald McDonald House, a worthy cause, very close to Mark and Meredith's hearts.
Looking forward to 2024 and the 30th year of Duck Day, Mark is already planning, one suggestion, based on past years when K Mart ran out of plastic ducks, is get yours early and while your there, grab one for a friend or business you know so they can enter too.