Checkpoint's big moments of 2021
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Well, that's nearly us done for the year. No one thought it could be worse than 2020, but for many it was. A lot has happened this year, so much we could never dream to pull together a best of the show. We've taken you to multiple breaking news conferences, spoken to Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins more times than we can count, covered disasters and attacks, and also had some laughs. Here's a few key moments from the year.
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