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Photos: Return to lockdown

Photographers John Sefton, in Auckland, and Lynn Grieveson in Wellington watched the return of Level 3 lockdown and Level 2 restrictions on Wednesday, a day of masks, businesses shutting or setting themselves up for limited access, supermarket queues and people exercising their relative freedoms.

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As the clock ticked down, Bunnings at Silverdale readied itself for Level 3. Photo: John Sefton
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Masks were in demand at the local chemist in Whangaparaoa north of the city  Photo: John Sefton
People queue at the merino shop in Wellington to buy masks before work. Photo: Lynn Grieveson
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Banks had to close, including ANZ, Silverdale. Photo: John Sefton
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Wellingtonians are still relatively free at Level 2 to go out and about. Photo: Lynn Grieveson
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Retailers put out their welcome signs and sanitiser like in March and May. Photo: Tim Murphy
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Some played it safe at Level 2 in Wellington. Photo: Lynn Grieveson
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All Auckland Council libraries, such as this one at St Heliers, and community facilities shut their doors. Photo: Tim Murphy
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Level 3 in Auckland brought back long queues at supermarkets.  Photo: John Sefton
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Even under Level 2, queues were the order of the day at supermarkets in Wellington. Photo: Lynn Grieveson
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Early afternoon and the Silverdale mall is all but empty, for three days at least. Photo: John Sefton
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And Auckland - from Pukekohe to Wellsford - was closed. Photo: John Sefton

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