Project discussion: Mondayize Public Holidays
Holidays (Waitangi Day Mondayization Amendment) Bill
Holidays (Waitangi Day Mondayization) Amendment Bill
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Holidays (waitangi Day Mondayization) Amendment Act 2009.
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it received the Royal Assent.
3. Principal Act Amended
This Act amends the Holidays Act 2003.
4. New section 45A added
The following section is inserted after section 44:
45A. Transfer of waitangi Day
(1) For the purposes of this subpart, if Waitangi Day—
(a) falls on a Saturday or Sunday and the day would otherwise be a working day for the employee, the public holiday must be treated as falling on that day:
(b) falls on a Saturday or Sunday and the day would not otherwise be a working day for the employee, the public holiday must be treated as falling on the following Monday:
(2) To avoid doubt, this section does not entitle an employee to more than one public holiday for Waitangi Day.