Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: January 10, 2012
The Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Bill has been approved in New Zealand's Parliament, thus officializing the recently-announced March 18 regional public holiday.
Last week (2011-03-07), New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, finally (2011-03-03) announced that there would be a one-off regional public holiday on Friday, March 18, 2011, on the date of the upcoming national memorial service to honor the victims of the recent Christchurch earthquake.
As per the text of the Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Bill, the March 18 Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day will be treated as a one-off public holiday for the same people that would celebrate Christchurch Show Day and Canterbury Anniversary Day.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "New Zealand Passes Canterbury Public Holiday Bill" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.