Queenstown duck race benefits local air rescue trust

Oct 28, 2022

A downtown waterway in Queenstown was invaded by yellow ducks this weekend and organisers are thanking locals who helped make the quirky fundraising event a successful one.

The X Travel Duck - winner of the Best Dressed Duck competition (Image supplied).

Sunday of Labour Weekend saw the return of the colourful Queenstown Rotary Duck Race to the town's village green.

Organisers say 40 businesses sponsored a duck in the race event, alongside a further 53 individual supporters who also launched a duck to join in the fun.

"With your help we raised over $8,000 to go to Lakes District Air Rescue Trust. We hope to run another one next year."

So, who led the pack? The winners of the Corporate Duck Race were:

  1. Wynn Williams
  2. The File Mile Pharmacy
  3. Craigs Investment Partners
  4. Findex

Crux' own Crux the Duck placed a very respectable sixth.

Meanwhile, X Travel's hello competitor took out best dressed, followed by Raeward's in runner-up. Organisers say it was a very difficult decision to select the winner, with so many of the ducks worthy of the award. 

Image (Supplied): Winners of the Corporate Duck Race. 

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