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New Zealand Public Holidays, School Holidays, Special Events and Daylight Saving Dates

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New Zealand Public Holidays

New Zealand public holidays for the rest of 2014 - 2015 are as follows.

School holidays 18 April 2014 - 4 May 2014
Good Friday (Easter) 18 April 2014
Easter Monday 21 April 2014
Anzac Day 25 April 2014
Queen's Birthday 2 June 2014
School holidays     5 July 2014 - 20 July 2014
School holidays    27 September 2014 - 12 October 2014
Labour Day 27 October 2014
School holidays 20 December 2014 - 1 February 2015
Christmas Day 25 December 2014
Boxing Day holiday 26 December 2014
New Year's Day 1 January 2015
Day after New Year's Day 2 January 2015
Waitangi Day 6 February 2015
Good Friday (Easter) 3 April 2015
Easter Monday 6 April 2015
Anzac Day 25 April 2015
Queen's Birthday 1 June 2015
Labour Day 26 October 2015
Christmas Day 25 December 2015
Boxing Day holiday 26 December 2015

New Zealand School Holidays

Click here to view the dates of all New Zealand school holidays for 2014 - 2016. (the web page includes a link for 2015 dates). This information is provided by the Ministry of Education.

New Zealand Provincial Holidays 2014/2015

Provincial District Actual Day Observance Day 2014 Observance Day 2015
22 January 20 January 19 January
(Waikato, King Country,Coromandel,Bay of Plenty,Gisborne,East Coast)
29 January 27 January 26 January
1 February 3 February 2 February
(New Plymouth)
31 March 10 March 9 March
23 March 24 March 23 March
Hawke's Bay
1 November 24 October 23 October
1 November 3 November 2 November
16 December 14 November 13 November
(Invercargill,Bluff,Milford Sounds,Fiordland)
17 January 22 April 7 April
1 December 1 December 30 November

New Zealand Events

Comprehensive event information is available online at the following web sites.


Dates for Daylight Saving (New Zealand Summer Time)

New Zealand standard time is GMT+12. Daylight saving (summer time) starts at 2 am on the last Sunday in September, when the clocks are put forward by one hour (GMT+13) and ends at 3am on the first Sunday in April, when the clocks are put back one hour.



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