Ducking and diving

23:06, Nov 04 2012
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DUCK'S DAY OUT: Onlookers watch as the ducks head downstream.
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THEY'RE OFF: John Lemmens acts as "duck herder" for the Diabetes New Zealand South Canterbury fundraising event.
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DOWNSTREAM SPRINT: No one has made a break for it yet.
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DEDICATION: Peter Scott gets wet as he helps Richard Boult scoop up the winning ducks in a net as they cross the finish line.
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DOWNSTREAM SPRINT: No one has made a break for it yet.
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DUCK'S DAY OUT: Onlookers watch as the ducks head downstream.

Rubber ducks have completed another successful round of charity racing.

More than 1000 ducks were released on the irrigation run along Arowhenua Rd yesterday for the annual Diabetes New Zealand South Canterbury fundraiser.

The event raised more than $6000, which is expected to benefit youth in the community duck race co-ordinator Adrienne Scott said.

Two races were held - a corporate event, won by Drummond and Etheridge, and an individual race won by Hazel Johnston.

For their ducks' efforts, Drummond and Etheridge received a trophy and Ms Johnston won $500.

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