Teddies convene for picnic
Every bear that ever there was, or close to it, have gathered at Western Springs in Auckland today.
The fluffy critters, and a large crowd of their human companions, were there for the annual Teddy Bear's Picnic - the 30th year the event has been held in Auckland.
The event is the longest running in New Zealand and started in Cornwall Park before transferring to the Auckland Domain and finally to Western Springs.
Children at the event today could expect to be entertained by musicians, magicians and "strolling performers" including Goldilocks, Molly the Pirate, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.