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Traffic and takeaways: readers on New Zealand's loosened lockdown

We asked Guardian readers about their experiences as New Zealand entered level 3 of its coronavirus lockdown I went back to work on Tuesday. It was exciting to start the day with a sense of purpose after five weeks of time melting into itself. It was a little discombobulating to dust off my clothes, boots and tool belt, and hunt out my bag and lunch box. It was so nice to be in my car, music turned up and travelling fast. I was nearly skipping when I got to work. It was exciting to see my work colleagues – we are a small team of three and we spend long hours working together, arguing and laughing. The first day was very physical – ripping out a wire fence, moving a cut-down tree – it’s going to take at least two weeks for my body to get used to the work again. Kylie Toka, fencer, Marton, Rangetikei Continue reading...

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