There are several types of holidays in New Zealand – Mondayised holidays (always fall on Mondays), substituable holidays (can be substituted if they fall on weekend), and the fixed ones (only celebrated on the actual date of holidays).
Waitangi Day, Queen’s Birthday, and Labour Day are the examples of Mondayised holidays while Christmas and New Year’s Day are considered the substituable holidays. Holidays for Christmas and New Year’s Day can be substituted if they fall on weekend.
The rest New Zealand public holidays are fixed holidays. When the holidays fall on weekend, only those working on weekend are granted a day off or extra pay.
Companies obliging the employees to work on public holidays should give one and a half payment to them. As for the substitute holiday, companies should give the daily pay to the employees working on that date.
Shops are mostly open during most New Zealand public holidays. Yet, some trading restrictions are applied during Christmas Day, Good Friday, and before 1pm on Anzac Day.
List of New Zealand 2014 Holidays
New Year’s Day
the 1st day of the year in Gregorian calendar New Year 2014
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Day after New Year’s Day
the 2nd day of New Year’s Day
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Wellington Province Anniversary Day
Monday, 20 January 2014
Auckland Province Anniversary Day
Monday, 27 January 2014
Celebrates the signing of Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 Waitangi Day 2014
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Good Friday 2014
Friday, 18 April 2014
The day after Easter Sunday Easter 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
Commemorates the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915 ANZAC Day 2014
Friday, 25 April 2014
Celebrates the birthd of the monarch of Commonwealth countries Queen’s Birthday 2014
Monday, 2 June 2014
Celebrates workers’ achievement in New Zealand Labour Day 2014
Monday, 27 October 2014
Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christmas 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
The day after Christmas Boxing Day 2014
Friday, 26 December 2014