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Public holiday and anniversary dates for previous years

New Zealand public holiday and anniversary dates for 2010 – 2016.

Public holiday dates for 2016

 Actual dateObserved date
New Year's Day 1 January

Friday 1 January

Day after New Year's Day 2 January

Saturday 2 January or Monday 4 January

Waitangi Day 6 February

Monday 8 February*

Good Friday varies

Friday 25 March

Easter Monday varies

Monday 28 March

ANZAC Day 25 April

Monday 25 April

Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June

Monday 6 June

Labour Day 4th Monday in October

Monday 24 October

Christmas Day 25 December

Sunday 25 December or Tuesday 27 December

Boxing Day 26 December

Monday 26 December

 

Anniversary dates for 2016

ProvinceActual dateObserved date
Auckland 29 January

Monday 1 February

Taranaki 31 March

Monday 14 March

Hawke's Bay 1 November

Friday 21 October

Wellington 22 January

Monday 25 January

Marlborough 1 November

Monday 31 October

Nelson 1 February

Monday 1 February

Canterbury 16 December

Friday 11 November

Canterbury (South) 16 December

Monday 26 September

Westland 1 December

Monday 28 November

Otago 23 March

Monday 21 March

Southland 17 January

Tuesday 29 March

Chatham Islands 30 November

Monday 28 November

Public holiday dates for 2015

 Actual dateObserved date
New Year's Day 1 January Thursday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day 2 January Friday 2 January
Waitangi Day 6 February Friday 6 February
Good Friday varies Friday 3 April
Easter Monday varies Monday 6 April
ANZAC Day 25 April Monday 27 April or Saturday 25 April *
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 1 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 26 October
Christmas Day 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December Saturday 26 December or Monday 28 December **

 

Anniversary dates for 2015

ProvinceActual dateObserved date
Auckland 29 January Monday 26 January
Taranaki 31 March Monday 9 March
Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 23 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 19 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 2 November
Nelson 1 February Monday 2 February
Canterbury 16 December Friday 13 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 28 September
Westland 1 December Monday 30 November
Otago 23 March Monday 23 March
Southland 17 January Tuesday 7 April
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 30 November

 

* For ANZAC Day, the actual day observed depends on if it falls on an otherwise working day. If the Saturday is an otherwise working day, it is observed on the Saturday 25 April.  If the Saturday is not an otherwise working day it is transferred to Monday 27 April.

** For Boxing Day, the actual day observed depends on if it falls on an otherwise working day. If the Saturday is an otherwise working day, it is observed on the Saturday 26 December.  If the Saturday is not an otherwise working day it is transferred to the Monday 28 December.

Public holiday dates for 2014

 Actual dateObserved date
New Year's Day 1 January Wednesday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day 2 January Thursday 2 January
Waitangi Day 6 February Thursday 6 February
Good Friday varies Friday 18 April
Easter Monday varies Monday 21 April
ANZAC Day 25 April Friday 25 April
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 2 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 27 October
Christmas Day 25 December Thursday 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December Friday 26 December

 

Anniversary dates for 2014

ProvinceActual dateObserved date
Auckland 29 January Monday 27 January
Taranaki 31 March Monday 10 March
Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 24 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 20 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 3 November
Nelson 1 February Monday 3 February
Canterbury 16 December Friday 14 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 22 September
Westland 1 December Monday 1 December
Otago 23 March Monday 24 March
Southland 17 January Tuesday 22 April
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 1 December

Public holiday dates for 2013

 Actual dateObserved date
New Year's Day 1 January Tuesday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day 2 January Wednesday 2 January
Waitangi Day 6 February Wednesday 6 February
Good Friday varies Friday 29 March
Easter Monday varies Monday 1 April
ANZAC Day 25 April Thursday 25 April
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 3 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 28 October
Christmas Day 25 December Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December Thursday 26 December

 

Anniversary dates for 2013

ProvinceActual dateObserved date
Auckland 29 January Monday 28 January
Taranaki 31 March Monday 11 March
Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 25 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 21 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 4 November
Nelson 1 February Monday 4 February
Canterbury 16 December Friday 15 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 23 September
Westland 1 December Monday 2 December
Otago 23 March Monday 25 March
Southland 17 January Tuesday 2 April
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 2 December

Public holiday dates for 2012

 Actual dateObserved date
New Year's Day 1 January Sunday 1 January or Tuesday 3 January 
Day after New Year's Day 2 January Monday 2 Jan
Waitangi Day 6 February Monday 6 Feb
Good Friday varies Friday 6 April
Easter Monday varies Monday 9 April
ANZAC Day 25 April Wednesday 25 April
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 4 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 22 October
Christmas Day 25 December Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December Wednesday 26 December

 

Anniversary dates for 2012

ProvinceActual dateObserved date
Auckland 29 January Monday 30 January
Taranaki 31 March Monday 12 March
Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 19 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 23 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 29 October
Nelson 1 February Monday 30 January
Canterbury 16 December Friday 16 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 24 September
Westland 1 December Monday 3 December
Otago 23 March Monday 26 March
Southland 17 January Tuesday 10 April
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 3 December

Public holiday dates for 2011

 Actual dateObserved date
New Year's Day 1 January Saturday 1 January or Monday 3 January
Day after New Year's Day 2 January Sunday 2 January or Tuesday 4 January
Waitangi Day 6 February Sunday 6 February
Good Friday varies Friday 22 April
Easter Monday varies Monday 25 April
ANZAC Day 25 April Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 6 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 24 October
Christmas Day 25 December Sunday 25 December or Tuesday 27 December
Boxing Day 26 December Monday 26 December

 

Anniversary dates for 2011

ProvinceActual dateObserved date
Auckland 29 January Monday 31 January
Taranaki 31 March Monday 14  March
Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 21 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 24 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 31 October
Nelson 1 February Monday 31 January
Canterbury 16 December Friday 11 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 26 September
Westland 1 December Monday 28 November
Otago 23 March Monday 21 March
Southland 17 January Monday 17 January
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 28 November

Public holiday dates for 2010

 Actual dateObserved date
New Year's Day 1 January Friday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day 2 January Saturday 2 January or Monday 4 January
Waitangi Day 6 February Saturday 6 February
Good Friday varies Friday 2 April
Easter Monday varies Monday 5 April
ANZAC Day 25 April Sunday 25 April
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 7 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 25 October
Christmas Day 25 December Saturday 25 December or Monday 27 December
Boxing Day 26 December Sunday 26 December or Tuesday 28 December

 

Anniversary dates for 2010

ProvinceActual dateObserved date
Auckland 29 January Monday 1 February
Taranaki 31 March Monday 8 March
Hawke's Bay 1 November Friday 22 October
Wellington 22 January Monday 25 January
Marlborough 1 November Monday 1 November
Nelson 1 February Monday 1 February
Canterbury 16 December Friday 12 November
Canterbury (South) 16 December Monday 27 September
Westland 1 December Monday 29 November
Otago 23 March Monday 22 March
Southland 17 January Monday 18 January
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 29 November

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