We have 11 paid public holidays every year (New Years Day, January 2nd, Provincial Anniversary Day, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day)
The Christmas and New Year holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and January 2nd) can carry over to the Monday after the holiday if they happen on a weekend and you don’t normally work weekends.
To work out what you would get for working on a public holiday, ask yourself the question:
“Would I have normally worked on that day?”
Your employer can tell you to work on a public holiday when:
If you want to take the time off instead of working on a public holiday you need to talk it over with your employer.