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New Zealand Public Holidays Calendar 2017

Our New Zealand holidays are listed below so that you can check if there will be any delivery.

Please Note: Monday-ised Anzac Day is in effect this year. Anzac Day falls on a Saturday this year, and so the following Monday is a day off work.
Holiday                                                                                         Date Observed    
January 2017  
New Year's Day     January, Sunday 1st 
Day after New Year's Day     January, Monday 2nd + Tuesday 3rd
Wellington Anniversary     January, Monday 23rd
Auckland Anniversary  January, Monday 30th
Nelson Anniversary         January, Monday 30th
Waitangi Day      February, Monday 6th   
Taranaki Anniversary      March, Monday 13th
Otago Anniversary     March, Monday 20th    
Good Friday         April, Friday 14th
Easter Monday      April, Monday 17th
Easter Tuesday      April, Tuesday 18th
Southland Anniversary         April, Tuesday 18th
Daylight Saving ends    (Clocks go back 1 hour) April, Sunday 2nd
ANZAC Day     April, Tuesday 25th
Queen's Birthday      June, Monday 5th  
Daylight Saving starts   (Clocks go Forward 1 hour)    September, Sunday 24th
South Canterbury Anniversary     September, Monday 25th
Hawke's Bay Anniversary     October, Friday 20th    
Labour Day     October, Monday 23rd    
Marlborough Anniversary     October, Monday 30th 
Canterbury Anniversary      November, Friday 17th
Chatham Islands Anniversary     November, Monday 27th   
Westland Anniversary     December, Monday 4th 
Christmas Day     December, Monday 25th
Boxing Day     December, Tuesday 26th + Wednesday 27th  
January 2018  
New Year's Day     January, Monday 1st 
Day after New Year's Day     January, Tuesday 2nd + Wednesday 4th


New Zealand Public Holiday Guide

As of January the 1st 2014, Anzac Day and Waitangi day became "Mondayised" which means if they fall on a weekend, the following Monday becomes a day off work. These holidays will still be commemorated/celebrated on their actual holiday date.

New Year's Day & The Day After New Year's Day
These two holidays are always celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of January, however, if one or both of these holidays falls on a weekend, the holiday is actually observed on the next available working weekday.

For example, in 2012 New Year's Day landed on a Sunday. The day the holiday was observed couldn't be Monday as this was already taken up by the Day after New Year's Day holiday so instead it was pushed to Tuesday the 3rd of January.

So if you normally worked on a Sunday, does that mean you would've gotten Sunday off *and* the following Tuesday? No, sorry I'm afraid not. If you were scheduled to work that day then you get that day off and no more.

Anniversary Days
Most provincial regions have a designated date and this date sometimes falls on a weekend. If the anniversary day happens to land on a weekend, it is shuffled to a Monday or a Friday.

Waitangi Day
Waitangi Day is on the 6th of February every year. Waitangi day is now "Mondayised". If it lands on a weekend it will be celebrated on that day, and you get the following Monday off work.

Good Friday and Easter Monday. 

Easter Tuesday
Is this really a public holiday? Well, not really, but if you are at school or happen to work in the education sector (includes universities) you'll know all about it. They get the day after Easter Monday off as well.

The only day worth getting up at the crack of dawn for. ANZAC day is the 25th of April every year. It is also now "Mondayised". If it falls on a weekend it will be commemorated on that day, and you get the following Monday off work.

Queen's Birthday
Queen's Birthday holiday is the 1st Monday in June.

Labour Day
This non-labouring holiday is the 4th Monday in October so you'll always find it on a Monday.

Christmas Day & Boxing Day
These holidays follow exactly the same rules as New Year's Day and the Day after New Year's Day. In fact, because they are exactly 7 days apart whatever rules end up applying to Christmas, you'll find the same will happen to New Year's Day.

Daylight Saving
Daylight Saving starts in Spring on the last Sunday in September so we can get a little more sun. Clocks get put forward from 2.00am to 3.00am so remember the season and "Spring forward". Daylight Saving ends in Autumn (otherwise known a Fall) on the first Sunday in April. Clocks get put back from 3.00am to 2.00am so again, remember the season and "Fall back"

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