Public holidays

... holiday in 1899, and is the fourth Monday in October. Anzac Day Anzac Day (25 April) is the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and ...

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Shops

... are only required to close on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning. From 2016 territorial authorities decided whether shops in ... are only required to close on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning. From 2016 territorial authorities decided whether shops in ...

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New Zealand identity

... New Zealand participation in overseas wars was memorialised. Anzac Day – the anniversary of New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli in the ... New Zealand participation in overseas wars was memorialised. Anzac Day – the anniversary of New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli in the ...

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Military medals

... family members can wear a deceased relative’s medals on Anzac Day or other suitable occasions, next to the right lapel. Collecting ... family members can wear a deceased relative’s medals on Anzac Day or other suitable occasions, next to the right lapel. Collecting ...

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Māori and television – whakaata

... Pākehā. Coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and annual Anzac Day broadcasts appealed to a wide range of New Zealanders. Increasing the ... Pākehā. Coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and annual Anzac Day broadcasts appealed to a wide range of New Zealanders. Increasing the ...

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First World War

... by building memorials in towns throughout the country, and Anzac Day (25 April) became a day of remembrance for those who had died. ... by building memorials in towns throughout the country, and Anzac Day (25 April) became a day of remembrance for those who had died. ...

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New Zealand’s special national holidays

... Lest we forget The dedication read at dawn services on Anzac Day concludes with the fourth verse of Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For ... of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. 1 Anzac Day Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and ...

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Public holidays legislation

... Day 2 January Waitangi Day Good Friday Easter Monday Anzac Day the birthday of the reigning sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) Labour ... off. On Good Friday and Christmas Day, and until 1 p.m. on Anzac Day, all shops must close unless they meet strict criteria. In 2016 the ...

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Ceremonial duties

... presentation of standards. Governors-general preside over Anzac Day and Armistice Day ceremonies, and since the early 1990s have sometimes spent 25 April (Anzac Day) at Gallipoli, Turkey. Ambassadorial role In an important ...

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Defence and security

... anniversary of the original landing (25 April 1915) became Anzac Day, a proxy national day for both countries. The Anzac hero was a common ... listed all those who served. In New Zealand the focus of Anzac Day services was the laying of wreaths on the memorial while in Australia ...

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Holidays in New Zealand

... Day, 2 January, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday, Labour Day, and the local provincial holiday. Until 2013 Waitangi Day and Anzac Day were not ‘Mondayised’, so if they fell on a weekend, there was no ...

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Parades, 1890 to 1950

... units, or official anniversaries became the most common. Anzac Day parades Anzac Day parades began in 1916 and are held annually throughout New Zealand on ...

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