This year's event was a quacking triumph, and the real winners were the wonderful folks at Kiwi Harvest. Thanks to the generous supporters, we managed to raise an astonishing $8,000 for this fantastic charity. That's food on the table for countless Kiwis in need, and this event has a significant role in making that happen.
Now, let's talk about the ducks and their extraordinary achievements.  The top honours in the Corporate Duck Race went to Queenstown Ice Arena, who managed to waddle their way to victory on a very interesting designed duck. Their prize is as cool as ice – a splendid stay at Hotel St Moritz along with a delectable dinner! Ice-tacular, right? 
 Novotel secured the second spot, and they're quacking with joy! Well done, team!
 Designa Tiles showed their tiles-to-talent skills, earning themselves a well-deserved third place. Bravo!
And who could forget the dazzling fashionistas of the duck world? The award for the Best Dressed Duck went to Findex! Their duck's sense of style has won them a fantastic Millbrook Golf Voucher prize. Honourable mentions go to Pak N Save, whose runner-up duck was dressed to impress, and Future Hospitality Group, whose winged wonder, Earl, soared into third place. Fashion-forward ducks, indeed! 
In total, we had 40 ducks in the race, all competing for glory and the greater good.
We have immense gratitude to all our sponsors and prize providers. Their unwavering support and generosity made the Queenstown Rotary Duck Race a truly quackers event.
The countdown is now on until the next duck race! The plan is to run it around the same time next year.
Let's keep the quacking spirit alive!
Note: The hard work was done for many months behind the scenes by Tim and Fiona Wilshire. 
Photos of the day below...