New Zealand Public Holiday 2012

Here is a list of NZ public holiday dates in 2012.

Do note  that in New Zealand there are two types of national public holidays, those that are ‘Mondayised’ and those that are not.

Christmas and New Year are ‘Mondayised’ holidays, so if these fall on a weekend that employee does not normally work then the holiday is transferred to the following Monday or Tuesday. If the employee would normally work on the particular weekend then it remains a traditional holiday and the employee is entitled to that day off on pay. If they normally work on both days, they are only entitled to the traditional holiday and the Mondayised holiday is treated as a normal work day. Other public holidays are only taken on the day they fall and only employees who would have otherwise worked that day are entitled to a paid day off.

Statutory holidays

Date Holiday
1 January1 New Year’s Day
2 January2 Day after New Year’s Day
6 February Waitangi Day
The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday
25 April Anzac Day
The first Monday in June Queen’s Birthday
The fourth Monday in October Labour Day
25 December1 Christmas Day
26 December2 Boxing Day
(1) or the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday
(2) or the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday, or the following Tuesday if it falls on a Sunday

Provincial anniversary days

Provincial Anniversary Days
Provincial District includes Actual Day Observance Day
Southland Invercargill, Bluff, Milford Sound, Fiordland 17 January Varies – determined by local custom and tourist season.
Wellington Province Wellington, Manawatu, Wanganui 22 January Monday nearest to the actual day
Auckland Province Waikato, King Country, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne/East Coast 29 January Monday nearest to the actual day (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Northland Whangarei 29 January Monday nearest to the actual day
Nelson Nelson, Tasman, Buller and parts of North Canterbury 1 February Monday nearest to the actual day
Otago Province Dunedin, Queenstown 23 March Monday nearest to the actual day (this can vary if it would otherwise coincide with Easter Monday)
Taranaki (New Plymouth) New Plymouth 31 March Second Monday in March – to avoid Easter
South Canterbury 25 September Fourth Monday in September – Dominion Day
Hawke’s Bay Napier, Hastings 1 November Friday before Labour Day
Marlborough Blenheim, Picton 1 November First Monday after Labour Day
Canterbury Christchurch, Ashburton 16 November Christchurch Show Day (Northern Canterbury)
Christchurch Show Day (Central Canterbury)
Second Friday after the first Tuesday in November (Christchurch City) – To coincide with the Agricultural and Pastoral Show.
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday nearest to the actual day
Westland Hokitika, Greymouth 1 December Monday nearest to the actual day (Greymouth)
Varies (outside Greymouth)

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