It's interesting hearing all these anecdotes of low rates of mask use. On buses in Wellington, and at the supermarket, I occasionally see a few yobbos without masks but generally compliance is still very high.
Wellington is an uber-liberal COVID rule abiding bubble, there are still plenty of people masking up even to walk down Lambton quay...
But once you leave the bubble to go to places like the malls in lower Hutt or Porirua, its like a different country, it seems to get more relaxed the further you get from the Beehive :)
you give me a group of 50 people and i can easily point out the people who wont wear a mask anywhere .