Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.
Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.
In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.
To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.
As Halloween edges closer, some Auckland streets are going all out to decorate their homes and stock up on sugary treats.
Others will be banning trick-or-treaters this Saturday night in post-pandemic New Zealand.
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Auckland skies will soon be alight with fireworks displays.
With Guy Fawkes looming, the event sparks ongoing debate over the use of fireworks.
Auckland Council and a range of national organisations have renewed calls to ban the private use and sale of fireworks after a parliamentary select committee decided in August to leave regulations unchanged.
Some people will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, held to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
Should fireworks be banned?
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New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.
We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.
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