You are here:  NZ public holidays
  |  Login
InoviaIP logo
 

 New Zealand public holidays
Minimize
  Actual Date 2011 2012 2013 2014

New Years Day

1 January

Saturday 1 January

Sunday 1 January

Tuesday 1 January

Wednesday 1 January

Day after New Years Day

2 January

Sunday 2 January

Monday 2 January

Wednesday 2 January

Thrusday 2 January

Waitangi Day

6 February

Sunday 6 February

Monday 6 February

Wednesday 6 February

Thursday 6 February

Good Friday

varies

Friday 22 April

Friday 6 April

Friday 29 March

Friday 18 April

Easter Monday

varies

Monday 25 April

Monday 9 April

Monday 1 April

Monday 21 April

ANZAC Day

25 April

Monday 25 April

Wednesday 25 April

Thursday 25 April

Friday 25 April

Queen's Birthday

1st Monday in June

Monday 6 June

Monday 4 June

Monday 3 June

Monday 2 June

Labour Day

4th Monday in October

Monday 24 October

Monday 22 October

Monday 28 October

Monday 27 October

Christmas Day

25 December

Sunday 25 December

Tuesday 25 December

Wednesday 25 December

Thursday 25 December

Boxing Day

26 December

Monday 26 December

Wednesday26 December

Thursday 26 December

Friday 26 December

and the Anniversary Day of the Province in which an employee works, observed as follows:

Province Actual Date 2011 2012 2013 2014
Auckland 29 January Monday 31 January Monday 30 January Monday 28 January Monday 27 January
Taranaki 31 March Monday 14 March Monday 12 March Monday 11 March Monday 10 March
Hawkes' Bay 21 October Friday 21 October Friday 26 October Friday 21 October Friday 24 October
Wellington 24 January Monday 24 January Monday 23 January Monday 21 January Monday 20 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 31 October Monday 5 November Monday 4 November Monday 3 November
Nelson 1 February Monday 31 January Monday 30 January Monday 4 February Monday 3 February
Canterbury 16 December Friday 11 November Friday 16 November Friday 15 November Friday 14 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 26 September Monday 23 September Monday 23 September Monday 22 September
Westland 1 December Monday 5 December Monday 3 December Monday 2 December Monday 1 December
Otago 23 March Monday 22 March Monday 26 March Monday 25 March Monday 24 March
Southland 17 January Monday 17 January Monday 16 January Monday 21 January Monday 20 January
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 28 November Monday 3 December Monday 2 December Monday 1 December



Notes:

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:

  • If the employee would normally have worked on the Saturday/Sunday, the public holiday is observed on the Saturday/Sunday
  • If the employee would not normally have worked on the Saturday/Sunday, the public holiday is observed on the following Monday/Tuesday
Provincial Anniversary Days These are generally observed on the Monday nearest to the actual day.
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.
Taranaki Anniversary Day Moves to 2nd Monday in March to avoid Easter.
Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Moved to Friday before Labour Day.
Marlborough Anniversary Day 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 Varies throughout Westland, but Greymouth observes the official day.
Southland Anniversary Day The actual date of Southland Anniversary day is not clear.
Easter Easter dates confirmed by Catholic Church.