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Images from a nation in lockdown: Week five in NZ

Bay of Plenty fisherman Sean Bracefield casts into the sunrise at the start of level 3 on Tuesday morning. Photo / Alan Gibson.

New Zealand Herald multi-media journalist Mike Scott has been compiling a visual diary of the Covid-19 lockdown, using images shot by the Herald news team. At the beginning of the lockdown he explained why this difficult time could also turn out to be a rare opportunity.

When New Zealanders went into lockdown at 11.59pm on Wednesday March 25, we began the biggest social upheaval this country has experienced in peacetime.

The economic and cultural impact of Covid-19 is unprecedented, both on a national and global scale.

Witnessing such history and sharing it with our readers is the essential job of