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Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could be the oldest duck in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on December 7, 1994, in Hukerenui. A duck's average life expectancy ranges from five to 12 years, however Donald is showing no signs of slowing down. His favourite activities are swimming and diving in his pond.
How old has your oldest pet lived to be? Let us know in the comments.
Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.
6.3% Yes - I’m excited to implement it6.3% Complete
33.1% No - I never stick by them33.1% Complete
21.3% I haven’t thought about it yet21.3% Complete
39.4% I make goals throughout the year39.4% Complete
They tend the impressive 100-year-old mulberry tree and the second oldest pear tree in New Zealand which was planted in the 1830s as well as the heritage roses; there are 40 different types including climbing tea roses, chestnut roses and old bush China roses.