At 11:59pm on Wednesday, 25 March, New Zealand went into a nationwide lockdown. Here are some photos taken by Re: journalists of the scenes about town that followed. They're somewhat eerie, yet somewhat reassuring (No one's on the streets? Good!)

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Auckland motorway, 26 March

Bolton Street Wellington 8.50 am March 27 2020

Bolton Street, Wellington at 8:50am March 27 2020 (photo: Baz Macdonald)

Hopetoun Bridge Auckland CBD 2

Hopetoun Bridge, Auckland on 26 March (photo: Zoe Madden-Smith)

Empty streets AKL 26 March

Empty streets of Auckland, 26 March (photo: Robin Kerr)

Lambton Quay Wellington 8.39 am March 27 2020

Lambton Quay, Wellington at 8:30am March 27 2020 (photo: Baz Macdonald)

Closed laundromat

Closed laundromat in Auckland on March 26

Ponsonby Road Ponsonby.

Ponsonby Rd, Auckland on 26 March (photo: Zoe Madden-Smith)

Auckland Harbour Bridge 26 March 2020 at 5.15 PM

Auckland Harbour Bridge, 26 March 2020 at 5.15 PM (photo: Anthony Costello)

Wellington Train Station 8.15 am March 27 2020

Wellington Train Station at 8.15 am, March 27 2020 (photo: Baz Macdonald)

Wellington Train Station terminal 8.17 am March 27 2020

Wellington Train Station terminal at 8:17 am, March 27 2020 (photo: Baz Macdonald)

Pink path mask AKL 26 March

Auckland, 26 March (photo: Robin Kerr)

Police on Queen st 26 March

Police on Queen St, 26 March (photo: Robin Kerr)

Apartments texture 2 AKL 26 March

Apartments in Auckland, 26 March (photo: Robin Kerr)

Lambton Quay Wellington 8.41 am March 27 2020

Lambton Quay, Wellington on March 27 2020 (photo: Baz Macdonald)

Lambton Quay Wellington 8.37 am March 27 2020

Lambton Quay Wellington at 8:30 am, March 27 2020 (photo: Baz Macdonald)

Whitmore Street Wellington 8.29 am March 27 2020

Whitmore Street, Wellington 8.39 am, March 27 2020

Cops on patrol AKL 26 March

Cops on patrol in Auckland, 26 March (photo: Robin Kerr)

Bolton Street Wellington 8.51 am March 27 2020 Cropped

Bolton Street, Wellington at 8:50 am March 27 2020 (photo: Baz Macdonald)

Hopetoun Bridge Auckland CBD 3

Hopetoun Bridge, Auckland on 26 March (photo: Zoe Madden-Smith)