Not all heroes wear capes, but all those fighting Covid-19 in Hawke's Bay wear masks now.
One new element of this level 4, is the mandatory mask wearing for all those aged over 12 working at or accessing essential services that remain open.
Hawke's Bay Today took to the streets on Thursday to find how people were adjusting to life with face coverings.
Heath Batchelor, of Te Awanga, made sure he had his mask when making a deposit at the Havelock North ATM.
He said it was "no biggie" and that everyone who needed to be wearing one seemed to be doing so.
Waiting for a bus to take him to his second Covid-19 vaccination appointment in Hastings, Daniel Walker said he had no issues with wearing a face covering.
"I just started wearing it again today. I didn't think we'd be back here [at level 4]."
He said mask-wearing from people just out walking seemed to be mixed.
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As an ED nurse, Lindsey Dingwall is no stranger to mask wearing, particularly after a recent outbreak of RSV.
She felt fine wearing it while out and about in Havelock North with her eight-month-old daughter on her way to collect some things from the pharmacy.
"I've not got make-up on, so it's great," she joked.
She was surprised by the number of others on the street wearing masks though, including those out for a walk.
It was the first time out of the house since Tuesday for Cimberly Ward, with 10-year-old Tyler Hamelink and three-year-old Ava Rameka.
"We're out for a walk and it's such a nice day. There's a few people not wearing masks. We bought these last year."
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