Happy hour in Oamaru

PHOTO: GUS PATTERSON
PHOTO: GUS PATTERSON
Residents of Walbrook Cres in Oamaru took their chairs and headed out to their front lawns for a "happy hour" on Saturday.

After the impromtu gathering, the residents have decided to make it a daily ritual for the next month.

While still remaining in their isolation bubbles, it was a chance for people to connect with each other, resident Vince Mortimer said.

"It's just checking everyone's in a good mental state, and it takes your mind off all the bad stuff," he said.

As nobody was going anywhere for the month, it was a good chance for people to get to know their neighbours, he said.

He encouraged people to check on their neighbours across the fence or on the phone to see how people are coping with the lockdown or if they need help.

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