Derby on the way

Orewa Beach Kinder­garten’s fa­mous Ducky Derby is all it’s quacked up to be.

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Birds of a feather may flock to­gether, but there can only be one win­ner of the up­com­ing Orewa Beach Ducky Derby.

The an­nual fundraiser for Orewa Beach Kinder­garten is now in its eighth year, and with more ducks in the flock, it’s all set for its big­gest race ever.

The last eight years have seen the fundraiser go from strength to strength, head teacher Viv Wil­cock said.

‘‘We’re re­ally for­tu­nate be­cause the com­mu­nity re­ally gets be­hind us. It’s known now, and it’s build­ing on it­self ev­ery year,’’ she said.

This year’s prof­its will go towards the cen­tre’s first Wha¯nau Room - a safe place for fam­i­lies, stu­dents, and ex­ter­nal agen­cies like Women’s Refuge and SYFS to use.

This year’s flock of yel­low rub­ber ducks has grown from 500 to 750, and will in­clude a num­ber of larger ducks that can be spon­sored by busi­nesses.

A ‘‘duck wran­gler’’ will be on site en­sure rogue ducks don’t ‘‘end up in Brazil, or wher­ever’’.

The Ducky Derby runs from 10am-1pm on March 4 by the Orewa Skatepark.

Search Face­book for more.

The an­nual Duck Derby is Orewa Beach Kinder­garten’s big­gest an­nual fundraiser.

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