Residents of Walbrook Cres in Oamaru grabbed their deck chairs and headed to their front lawns for a street “happy hour” on Saturday.
After the impromptu gathering, the residents 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, and make sure they were coping with the lockdown, he said.