Stay safe, stay home: Stories of the Charteris Bay Bears is a fun look at COVID-19 lockdown from the “bears in the windows” point of view.

This is a charming and heart-warming story of the bears of Charteris Bay and how they club together to bring cheer to passers-by during lockdown – and the thanks they send to Dr Ashley Bloomfield, then Director-General of Health for the measures he put in place to protect New Zealanders. Follow their antics – and listen to their stories. Every page delights with pictures and anecdotes.

This is a must for your bookshelves and a lovely keepsake for children and small bears of a time that we went through and pulled together.

Written by “Jacinda Ashley Bear, with a little help from Philippa Drayton”

Proceeds to the Diamond Harbour Medical Centre extension and the Governors Bay Jetty project

Secure your copy of this limited edition book for $20 from the Diamond Harbour Library (cash), Diamond Harbour Medical Centre (cash), or direct from Philippa, or phone/text 027 224 2421.

Read a sample from the book