While these lists have been compiled from the information provided, in good faith, we can give no guarantees of accuracy.
The Anniversary Day of the Province in which an employee works is observed as follows:
|Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day & 2 January Holiday||These public holidays are observed on the actual day when they fall on a weekday. When they fall on a Saturday/Sunday:
|Waitangi and ANZAC Days*|
|Easter||Easter dates confirmed by Catholic Church.|
|Provinces||These relate to the former Provinces of 19th Century New Zealand and are not related to or determined by present-day Districts or Regions.|
|Provincial Anniversary Days||These are generally observed on the Monday nearest to the actual day with exceptions listed below.|
|Taranaki Anniversary||Moves to 2nd Monday in March to avoid Easter.|
|Hawke's Bay Anniversary||Moves to Friday before Labour Day.|
|Marlborough Anniversary||Observed 1st Monday after Labour Day.|
|Canterbury Anniversary||Northern & Central Canterbury areas observe Christchurch Show Day. The definition for the Canterbury Anniversary Day celebration as decided by Christchurch City is the second Friday after the first Tuesday in November each year. South Canterbury observes Dominion Day, the 4th Monday in September.|
|Westland Anniversary||Varies throughout Westland, but Greymouth observes the official day.|
|Otago Anniversary||As there is no easily determined single day of local observance for Otago then the parties should rely on either their employment agreement or their own custom and practice. Where there is no clear custom and practice then the parties should seek to find an agreement on how they will observe Anniversary Day.
If parties are unhappy with how this matter has been handled in their workplace they can seek assistance from a Labour Inspector, or if they require help to settle agreement in their workplace they can seek assistance from the Department's mediation service.