Sage Searle (6), of Dunedin, crouches to kiss a bubble
outside the Dunedin Railway Station during a cystic
fibrosis awareness-raising event on Saturday. Photo by
Bubbles in many weird and wonderful shapes, some of them
several metres long, captured the attention of hundreds of
people during events at the weekend to raise awareness of
Cystic Fibrosis Otago organisers aimed to create giant
bubbles at the Dunedin Railway Station, in the Octagon and at
the Otago Museum Reserve on Saturday, the latter event
running from 10am to 2pm.
The Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand has adopted
bubbles as its main symbol.
Cystic Fibrosis Otago chairman Julian Cox said this was the
third and largest-scale ''giant bubbles day'' run by the
Otago group and an estimated 500 people watched or made
The biggest bubble created on Saturday was more than 9m long
and this year two extra venues were added to the railway
station, which had been used in the previous two years.
The bubbles were fun in themselves but also helped draw
attention to the main annual cystic fibrosis fundraising
days, this Friday, when there was a street appeal, and
Mr Cox was thrilled with the ''many smiles on people's
faces'' and the amount of talk in the community, both about
the bubbles and cystic fibrosis.