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New Zealand Bill To 'Monday-ise' Public Holidays

Source: The Parliament of New Zealand (Paremata Aotearoa)
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012


A private members bill, to always declare the Monday following a weekend public holiday as an additional non-working public holiday, was drawn from the member's bill ballot and introduced to New Zealand's Parliament yesterday.

The aforementioned bill (the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill) was presented by Labour Dunedin North MP David Clark and echoes the election campaign promise made last year (2011-01-28) by the leader of New Zealand's Labour Party, Phil Goff, that his party would, if elected, introduce a bill to ensure that if the Waitangi Day and Anzac Day public holidays fall on either a Saturday or Sunday, then the following Monday would be a public holiday.

Labour lost the 2011 elections, but by a luck of the draw, a similar bill now has come to the fore.


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