Amanda Cushen

A Queenstowner's kids’ book based on the goings-on of teddy bears during the Covid-19 lockdown has become a handy fundraiser for children’s health research charity, Cure Kids. Author John Cushen — pictured reading Lockdown with the Bears at Frankton Playcentre...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's based a kids' book around daily displays of teddy bears during the Covid-19 lockdown. Placing teddy bears in windows became a New Zealand lockdown tradition aimed at cheering up children. John Cushen, 70, says his windows couldn't...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks to a Queenstowner's initiative, Otago and Southland Covid-19 lockdown heroes have been rewarded with free accommodation, activities, attractions and meals shouted by Southern operators. John Cushen set up Southern Heroes NZ after being moved by the story of...
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