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Dates for public holidays and anniversary days

Dates when employees get national public holidays and regional anniversary days.

National public holidays

These dates are:

  • for all of New Zealand
  • when employees typically get each holiday.

2024 — National public holidays

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day
Day after New Year’s Day
Waitangi Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Anzac Day
King’s Birthday
Matariki
Labour Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

2025 — National public holidays

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day
Day after New Year’s Day
Waitangi Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Anzac Day
King’s Birthday
Matariki
Labour Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

More information — contact Employment New Zealand

Public holidays and anniversary dates — Employment New Zealand

Getting a national public holiday on a different day

You might get a national public holiday on a different day if:

Regional anniversary days

Each region in New Zealand has its own anniversary day at a different time of the year. If you do not know which anniversary day your area celebrates, check your local council’s website or contact them.

Council websites and maps — LGNZ

How anniversary days are chosen

Anniversary days are:

  • set by regional or city councils
  • based on local customs and practice — the anniversary day your area celebrates does not always match the one you expect it to be.

2024 — Regional anniversary days

Region Date
Auckland
Canterbury (South)
Canterbury
Chatham Islands
Hawke’s Bay
Marlborough
Nelson
Otago
Southland
Taranaki
Wellington
Westland

2025 — Regional anniversary days

Region Date
Auckland
Canterbury (South)
Canterbury
Chatham Islands
Hawke’s Bay
Marlborough
Nelson
Otago
Southland
Taranaki
Wellington
Westland

School holidays

The Ministry of Education lists the school terms and holidays for:

  • state schools
  • state-integrated schools
  • kura.

School terms and holiday dates — Ministry of Education

Who to contact for more help

If you need more help or have questions about the information or services on this page, contact one of the following agencies.

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