During the lock down of the COVID-19 pandemic New Zealanders were encouraged to put a Teddy Bears or similar up in their windows. The idea was that it would be a bit for fun for little kids when they went for a walk with their parents, to see if they could spot the wee Bears. Kiwis took this idea to heart and 1,000’s of these little furry friends sprung up all around the country.
On the last day of Level IV lock down, 27 April 2020, I walked around and photographed those that I saw in the Waikato township of Te Aroha. There were literally 100’s and 100’s of the wee Bears everywhere – probably more Bears than people.
These are some galleries of what I was able to capture. Click on the Bear Images link below to see the pictures I took of the Bears & Friends. There are also galleries of ANZAC memorials that were around the community and some pictures of a very quiet Te Aroha on the last day of lock down.
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