9 Apr 2020

Zoom backgrounds from around New Zealand

6:26 pm on 9 April 2020

As we head into a long weekend with little options but to stay inside, we might decide to chat with some friends and family via Zoom.

Given Zoom gives us the option of changing our backgrounds, we thought it might be nice to remind ourselves, and our friends and family, what the great outdoors look like.

With people isolating at home, there's no better time to showcase the beauty of Aotearoa to our friends overseas, or perhaps show off your hometown to others around the country.

Feel free to pinch any of the below and switch your background.

Auckland

Viaduct

Auckland City's marina during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Auckland's deserted viaduct area during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Auckland's deserted viaduct area during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Sky Tower

A view of Auckland's Sky Tower from across the harbour during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

A view of Auckland's Sky Tower from across the harbour during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland's Harbour Bridge during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Auckland's Harbour Bridge during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Boats left in Auckland's harbour after the tide withdrew.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Wellington

Evans Bay

Evans Bay in Wellington during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Windy Wellington sign

The Windy Wellington sign at Miramar during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Weta Workshop Tripod sculpture

Weta Workshop's Tripod Sculpture during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Beehive

The Beehive in Wellington during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Cuba St fountain

Cuba Street's kinetic sculpture, the Bucket Fountain, during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

CBD

An overview of Wellington city during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Oriental Bay

Wellington's Oriental Bay during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Wellington's Oriental Bay during the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Christchurch

The Main Square and Christ Church Cathedral

Main square and Christ Church Cathedral.

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

New Brighton Pier

New Brighton Pier.

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

New Brighton Pier.

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach.

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

New Brighton Beach.

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

Margaret Mahy Park

Margaret Mahy Park.

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon