What’s On

We are going Virtual!

Due to Covid-19, The Great Auckland Duck Race this year is going VIRTUAL. Instead of cheering on your duck by the white-water rapids at Vector Wero Whitewater Park, do it from the comfort of your couch!

How will it Work?

On October 18th go to ‘The Great Auckland Duck Race’ Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/GreatAKLDDuckRaceAll ducks bought and ordered will have been filmed taking part in their races down the rapids and you can watch them at:

Duck Race Times:


School Race:


Business Race:



Everybody Race:






Can I attend the event on the day?

Unfortunately not. Due to the uncertainty of which alert level Auckland will be in, the physical event is sadly not taking place but you can view the races virtually as detailed above.

Can I still buy a duck?

Yes! Check out our ducks to buy here

 Business ducks will need to be returned by October 7th  

Everybody duck tickets will be available to buy until October 13th


What prizes can I win?

We have fantastic prizes for each race:

  • School Race: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
  • Businesses Race: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
  • Everybody’s Race: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
  • Best-Dressed School Duck
  • Best-Dressed Business Duck

If you would like to donate a prize please contact Sarah at sarah.nuttall@lifeed.org.nz

Can I vote for the Best-Dressed ducks?

Yes you can from October 9th to 16th on The Great Auckland Duck Race Facebook page (as above). 

Just ‘like’ the photo you think is the Best-Dressed Business and School duck.

1 Like = 1 Vote!  Likes will only be counted from the original photo posted by us.

Prizes will be announced during the prize-giving on Facebook on October 18th at 11:30am.

How can I still support the event?

You can still support the event by;

  • Being interactive on our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Buying a Business duck on our website
  • Buying a $2 Everybody ticket on our website here

All of us here at Life Education Trust Counties Manukau are incredibly grateful for all the support we have received thus far! Thank you to all our supporters and helpers! All profits raised will go directly towards delivering Life Education’s health & well-being programme in local schools. 

Please contact Sarah with any questions @ sarah.nuttall@lifeed.org.nz