With Monday marking day 83 of lockdown for Aucklanders, many feel that rising case numbers will overshadow any reprieve in restrictions this week, RNZ reveals. They are dealing with lockdown fatigue but understand the need for it. “Pretty mixed,” said one. “I’m happy because people will be able to go out shopping and it’s good for business, but on the other hand it could be just making things worse.” “Personally I think Christmas is really what everyone is holding out for,” said another. “I think the government understands that as well, I don’t know how they’re going to implement it… but I think it’s a priority for everyone. We just need a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.”