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New Zealand Mondayisation Public Holidays Bill Approved
 
(Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013)

Source: The Parliament of New Zealand (Paremata Aotearoa)

The Mondayisation private members bill (the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill) proposing that the following Monday be an additional public holiday when Waitangi Day and Anzac Day fall on a weekend, has passed its third and final reading in the Parliament of New Zealand.

During the last New Zealand election campaign, then leader of New Zealand's Labour Party, Phil Goff, promised 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 (28-Jan-2011).

However, Labour lost the 2011 general elections and that seemed to spell the end of the idea of Monday-ising the Waitangi Day and Anzac Day public holidays.

But by a luck of the draw, a similar private members bill (the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill), was drawn from the member's bill ballot and introduced to New Zealand's Parliament last February (08-Feb-2012) and and had its first reading last summer (25-Jul-2012), which it passed, as had been predicted by New Zealand's Labour Party leader, David Shearer, the week before (17-Jul-2012), and later passed its second reading last month (13-Mar-2013).

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