Many of those returning to New Zealand say they intend to do something constructive with their two weeks of isolation, but no one can claim to do something as constructive as Lloyd Burr.
The Newshub reporter created a human-sized version of Auckland's Sky Tower using his food packaging.
"The idea came to me when I was on the bus from Auckland to my MIQ in Rotorua. I was remembering how much packaging waste there was from my previous MIQ, and I thought, let's make a New Zealand landmark," Burr said from his hotel room in Rotorua.
"It was either going to be the Sky Tower or the Beehive. I've always loved the Sky Tower, right from when I was a kid and it was being built. So while on the bus, I looked at some photos of it and thought 'I could make this'."
Burr said he used "HEAPS of cardboard, one coffee cup, three toilet rolls, four plastic bottles, six coke bottle lids, seven paper pottles, eight paper bags, 21 plastic knives, 22 forks and 23 meal lids.
"There's also some paper, tissue paper, ribbon, and yoghurt containers. All held together using three bottles of PVA glue, four rolls of double sided tape, one roll of sellotape, one glue stick, and gravity," he said.
"I never planned for it to be this massive or detailed. It just kind of happened."
Burr is staying at the Rydges in Rotorua after returning to New Zealand from London where he has been Newshub's Europe Correspondent.
He says the food is fantastic, and despite the small outdoor area, he's managed to walk 10km every day.
"That's a lot of going around in circles," he said.
Burr also has a circular jigsaw puzzle on the go, but says that's been a bit neglected after gifts arrived at his hotel.
"My wonderful family have also spoiled me too, and sent me some Lego which has helped kill the boredom too!"
Burr, who will be returning to Newshub's Auckland newsroom says he has "absolutely no idea" what he will do with it when he leaves MIQ.
"Some people have suggested I auction it off for charity. I'm not sure how interested people would be though, I mean who wants something like this in their house!?"
Once Burr leaves his isolation facility he will be spending a month seeing family before returning to work as a journalist. Not a builder.
But, you never know.