Teddy bears' big day out

Campbell (4) and Antony Myers strike a pose.
Campbell (4) and Antony Myers strike a pose.
Enjoying ice creams are Lachlan Boniface (7,) of Queenstown, and Victor Sutherland-Hibbs (3,) of...
Enjoying ice creams are Lachlan Boniface (7,) of Queenstown, and Victor Sutherland-Hibbs (3,) of Kingston, with the best-dressed bear winner and the oldest bear winner.
Southern Region Fire Safety Officer Stuart Ide shows Eddie  (2) and Ava (3)  Stewart,  of...
Southern Region Fire Safety Officer Stuart Ide shows Eddie (2) and Ava (3) Stewart, of Queenstown, the inner workings of a fire engine. Photos by Christina McDonald.

Children at yesterday's Teddy Bears Picnic were treated to face-painting, magic shows, entertainer Sunny Sky, a petting zoo, bouncy castle with not a cloud in the sky.

Rupert, a 47-year-old bear, was easily the oldest.

Rupert's owner, Victor Sutherland-Hibbs (3), of Kingston, took ownership of the bear from his father, Duane.

Mr Hibbs received the bear at the age of 1 - he will be 48 in April - and it was handed on to Victor when he turned 1.

A proud Stags supporter, Rupert wears a Stags No 1 on his woollen vest.

 

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