A full moon rises over North Head, Devonport, Auckland, on day six of the level 4 lockdown. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Summer rain for the morning commute on January 8. Photo / Michael Craig

Barbara McPherson welcomes students back to Gladstone Primary School on November 17. Photo / Michael Craig

A cold Antarctic blast hit the Queenstown region in June. Photo / George Heard

Lockdown day 77, Customs St East, Auckland, on November 2. Photo / Michael Craig

A group of ocean swimmers make their way out at Narrow Neck Beach, on a beautiful Autumn morning during Easter Weekend, North Shore, Auckland. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Rainbow, Coxs Bay, Auckland, on March 5. Photo / Michael Craig

Bethells Beach Te Henga at night. Photo / Michael Craig

Live Action Roll Play (LARP) members getting in some combat training at Cornwall Park in January. Photo / Dean Purcell

Rachel Ashton plays with her pug Frankie on the summit of Mount Roskill as the sunsets on a crisp winter evening in June. Photo / Jason Oxenham

A full moon rises over North Head, Devonport, Auckland, on day six of the level 4 lockdown. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Summer rain for the morning commute on January 8. Photo / Michael Craig

Barbara McPherson welcomes students back to Gladstone Primary School on November 17. Photo / Michael Craig

A cold Antarctic blast hit the Queenstown region in June. Photo / George Heard

Lockdown day 77, Customs St East, Auckland, on November 2. Photo / Michael Craig

A group of ocean swimmers make their way out at Narrow Neck Beach, on a beautiful Autumn morning during Easter Weekend, North Shore, Auckland. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Rainbow, Coxs Bay, Auckland, on March 5. Photo / Michael Craig

Bethells Beach Te Henga at night. Photo / Michael Craig

Live Action Roll Play (LARP) members getting in some combat training at Cornwall Park in January. Photo / Dean Purcell

Rachel Ashton plays with her pug Frankie on the summit of Mount Roskill as the sunsets on a crisp winter evening in June. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Ahmadiyya Muslims Azeem Zafarullah and Shafiq ur Rehman (Imam) at the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Manurewa. Photo / Dean Purcell

Heemi Kepa-Kingi and John Kingi, founders of 'Soften Up Bro', a mental health campaign that targets Māori and Pacific men, normalising vulnerable conversations and going against the grain of telling fellow men to 'harden up'. Photo / Dean Purcell

Hangi master Rewi Spraggon provided thousands of meals to the homeless and food banks. Photo / Michael Craig

Rapper Matty Paparoa, aka Loko. Photo / Dean Purcell

Brianna Fruean is a climate activist at Pacific Climate Warriors and the youngest person to get the Commonwealth Youth Award. Recently she was selected as one of the 25 young wahine toa on the YWCA's Y25. Photo / Michael Craig

Hairdresser Mel Harema of The Spot salon in Mt Albert. Photo / Dean Purcell

Manurewa Youth Council members Jennifer Lewis and Katarina Mahutoto. Photo / Dean Purcell

Hot cross buns at Ima Cuisine. Photo / Michael Craig

Dementia sufferer Rita Marx with her great-great-grandson Lykin-J Rangi. Photo / Mike Scott

Cate Shearer of the HighJinx Youth Company rehearses her aerial chair contortion act for the showcase night at the Youth Circus Festival. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

Shannon Henry on her horse Atti in Whenuapai. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

Ahmadiyya Muslims Azeem Zafarullah and Shafiq ur Rehman (Imam) at the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Manurewa. Photo / Dean Purcell

Heemi Kepa-Kingi and John Kingi, founders of 'Soften Up Bro', a mental health campaign that targets Māori and Pacific men, normalising vulnerable conversations and going against the grain of telling fellow men to 'harden up'. Photo / Dean Purcell

Hangi master Rewi Spraggon provided thousands of meals to the homeless and food banks. Photo / Michael Craig

Rapper Matty Paparoa, aka Loko. Photo / Dean Purcell

Brianna Fruean is a climate activist at Pacific Climate Warriors and the youngest person to get the Commonwealth Youth Award. Recently she was selected as one of the 25 young wahine toa on the YWCA's Y25. Photo / Michael Craig

Hairdresser Mel Harema of The Spot salon in Mt Albert. Photo / Dean Purcell

Manurewa Youth Council members Jennifer Lewis and Katarina Mahutoto. Photo / Dean Purcell

Hot cross buns at Ima Cuisine. Photo / Michael Craig

Dementia sufferer Rita Marx with her great-great-grandson Lykin-J Rangi. Photo / Mike Scott

Cate Shearer of the HighJinx Youth Company rehearses her aerial chair contortion act for the showcase night at the Youth Circus Festival. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

Shannon Henry on her horse Atti in Whenuapai. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

New Year's Day races at the Auckland Racing Club, Ellerslie. Photo / Dean Purcell

Julius Long is knocked out by Hemi Ahio on the undercard of Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa fight held at Spark Arena on February 27. Photo / Dean Purcell

Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe. Photo / Dean Purcell

Caleb Clarke, Tim Southee, Phillis Meti, Neil Wagner and Nathan McCullum launch the Sky Walk Invitation with a Sky High Captains walk, 192 metres above Auckland. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

An early start for participants in the Barfoot & Thompson People's Triathlon Series at Mission Bay - Race 4, Tamaki Drive, Auckland. Photo / Alex Burton

Boxer Andrei Mikhailovich. Photo / Dean Purcell

New Zealand Paralympian Hayden Barton-Cootes competes in wheelchair rugby. Photo / Michael Craig

Competitors on the course of the Auckland Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge, Helensville, August 7. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

English football fans at The Bond pub in Wellington react while watching the action during the Euro 2020 final on July 12. Photo / Mark Mitchell

New Year's Day races at the Auckland Racing Club, Ellerslie. Photo / Dean Purcell

Julius Long is knocked out by Hemi Ahio on the undercard of Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa fight held at Spark Arena on February 27. Photo / Dean Purcell

Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe. Photo / Dean Purcell

Caleb Clarke, Tim Southee, Phillis Meti, Neil Wagner and Nathan McCullum launch the Sky Walk Invitation with a Sky High Captains walk, 192 metres above Auckland. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

An early start for participants in the Barfoot & Thompson People's Triathlon Series at Mission Bay - Race 4, Tamaki Drive, Auckland. Photo / Alex Burton

Boxer Andrei Mikhailovich. Photo / Dean Purcell

New Zealand Paralympian Hayden Barton-Cootes competes in wheelchair rugby. Photo / Michael Craig

Competitors on the course of the Auckland Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge, Helensville, August 7. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

English football fans at The Bond pub in Wellington react while watching the action during the Euro 2020 final on July 12. Photo / Mark Mitchell

National MP for Botany Christopher Luxon takes a tumble while playing cricket during the National Party caucus retreat at the Basin Reserve in Wellington in February. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Sleepwell Mattresses in Ōtara, Auckland, to announce the new Flexi Wage Scheme. Photo / Dean Purcell

The Speaker, Trevor Mallard, wears a lei to mark Rotuman Language Day, the first of nine Pacific language weeks during 2021. photo / Mark Mitchell

National list MP Chris Bishop, who is the co-captain of the Parliamentary Cricket Team, wearing his 'Steady the Ship hat in Parliament in tribute to the Black Caps. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern at Te Wananga and Te Ngau o Horotiu official opening ceremony on July 2. Photo / Michael Craig