Coffee and fast food seemed to be the first thing on the mind of New Zealanders as the country emerged from almost five weeks of strict lockdown.
The alert level has shifted to level three, allowing takeaway food shops and some non-essential business to re-open.
And it wasn’t long before queues formed in front of coffee shops and McDonald’s outlets as people rushed out.
“That cup of coffee tasted amazing and I felt a sense of normality come back into my life,” said one coffee lover.
“Nothing beats a skilled barista making you coffee,” Victoria Howe, who is based in Auckland