New Zealanders have a chance to see Ashley Bloomfield in their own home every day instead of just on the TV, as a crocheted figure of the Director-General of Health goes up for auction.
Crochet Craft NZ's Eddie Tassie has created the crochet of Dr Bloomfield with a removable facemask - and made it available for bidding on Trade Me.
"During this level 4 lock-down, I spent time creating a crocheted Ashley Bloomfield, standing at his 1pm announcement desk," the Trade Me description says.
"Surely this is one for Te Papa," another wrote.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded last year, Kiwi artists have taken advantage by creating works depicting Dr Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - some of which have sold for thousands of dollars.