Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Zealand Rules-Out Land Wars Public Holiday

Sources: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington) and New Zealand bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Following last Friday's announcement that a date was likely to be set to commemorate the New Zealand land wars , New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, earlier today, issued a statement that "a public holiday isn't on the agenda" echoed by a similar statement by New Zealand's Deputy PM, Bill English, also ruling-out the addition of a new annual non-working public holiday in New Zealand ("The Land Wars commemoration day will not be a public holiday"). [full story]