The families of the late All Black Jerry Collins and his partner, Alana Madill, are gathering in Porirua this weekend, to mark the anniversary of their deaths.
Mr Collins and Ms Madill were killed in a car crash in France a year ago on Sunday.
Their 14-month old daughter, Ayla, who was injured, is among the family group.
A headstone for Mr Collins's grave in Porirua is being unveiled today and the families will also attend events at the Northern United Rugby Club over the weekend.
A spokesperson, Tim Castle, said both families were deeply grateful for the love and support they had received from people everywhere.
He said Ayla's recovery from her serious injuries was inspiring and she was cherished by both families.
The families have asked for privacy over the weekend.
Collins played 48 Tests for the All Blacks as a blindside flanker, captaining the team three times and scored five tries. He debuted for Wellington in 1999, and played for the Hurricanes until 2008 before heading overseas to play in France, Wales and Japan.
About 4000 people attended his memorial service, where he was described as a "larger-than-life character" by his teammates and a "hero" by his family.