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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 06:50

DUNZ AGM / Conference 2015

Written by Liz Brook
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Treat in store: Interesting water birds at Bourke wetlands. Treat in store: Interesting water birds at Bourke wetlands. Mary Beliski.
Are you ready for the Ducks Unlimited 41st AGM 2015, Conference and Dinner, July 31 to August 2.

The Distinction hotel in Palmerston North is the venue. The rooms are comfortable, and the food is excellent. Yip – I have eaten there.

A bus trip to view the lovely Rangiwahia Wetlands is a scenic ride there and back, and Mike Bourke’s Wetlands have been a true labour of love. I hear there are even a few trout swimming around there.

Lunch at the refurbished Apiti Country Pub, (now called a bar and grill). Apiti still seems to have that slightly “wild-west” flavour. Soak up the atmosphere.

Back in town in time for a drink or two before dinner and time to browse around the silent auction goods. Dinner followed by what is often the highlight – the real action auction.

Sunday morning 9am – hopefully no hangovers – Emma Williams can bring us up to speed on her research into bittern at Lake Whatuma.

So – as they used to say when many of us were younger – “See you there or be square!”

If you have not received the Conference flyer, please contact DU's efficient secretary Jan Abel. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or as a last resort you can contact me. My email and phone number are at the bottom left of page 2.

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