As we finish our look back at the year that was, the Northern Advocate's photographers have put together some of their favourite news images of 2019.
From worm-eating Bugman to outstanding aerial images, Tania Whyte shares some of her best photographs taken in the past year.

Northland musician/singer/songwriter/actor Troy Kingi started the show with his cool sounds when Fat Freddy's Drop played at the Northland Events Centre in Whangārei last January.
Northland musician/singer/songwriter/actor Troy Kingi started the show with his cool sounds when Fat Freddy's Drop played at the Northland Events Centre in Whangārei last January.
A daytime flight revealed Whangārei Harbour's natural beauty with its industrial trappings in February.
A daytime flight revealed Whangārei Harbour's natural beauty with its industrial trappings in February.
Hundreds of Northland teachers gather in Mander Park before marching for better pay and conditions during a teachers' strike in May.
Hundreds of Northland teachers gather in Mander Park before marching for better pay and conditions during a teachers' strike in May.
Robert Webb, from the Whangārei Native Bird Recovery Centre, with a kukupa that had been brought into the Maunu centre.
Robert Webb, from the Whangārei Native Bird Recovery Centre, with a kukupa that had been brought into the Maunu centre.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern surrounded by a large group of young tree planters during a visit to Titoki in August.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern surrounded by a large group of young tree planters during a visit to Titoki in August.
Keegan Marais, 12, and Quin White, 5, show different levels of enthusiasm for the weights during a fun school holiday programme at WAGS Gym in Whangārei.
Keegan Marais, 12, and Quin White, 5, show different levels of enthusiasm for the weights during a fun school holiday programme at WAGS Gym in Whangārei.
Whangārei Mountain Bike Club's Ben Haseden looks on as firefighters battle a fire on Abbey Caves Rd that tore through 3ha of pine trees in November.
Whangārei Mountain Bike Club's Ben Haseden looks on as firefighters battle a fire on Abbey Caves Rd that tore through 3ha of pine trees in November.
Swayne Rua, a navy cadet, was in the colour party at the flagpole at the Whangārei Cenotaph in the Anzac Day dawn service.
Swayne Rua, a navy cadet, was in the colour party at the flagpole at the Whangārei Cenotaph in the Anzac Day dawn service.
Part of the amazing laser show when the Weber Bros Circus came to Whangārei in May.
Part of the amazing laser show when the Weber Bros Circus came to Whangārei in May.