FROM THE EDITOR
So, that’s it then. That was the last long weekend for the next five months. Done. Dusted. Over. Before us lies the long hard haul through winter and twothirds into the inclemency of spring before we get another three-day break.
That’d be Labour Day on October 24.
It seems odd that all our public holidays – Wellington Anniversary Day included – are packed into the first half of the year.
In the second half there are but two – Labour Day, and the Christmas Day /Boxing Day tango.
Even if we declared a holiday to mark Matariki, which begins this year on June 6, it would still fall in the first half of the year.
That, by the way, is one suggestion for renaming this annual royal holiday with something a little more Kiwi, as the monarchy becomes increasingly less relevant to a modern New Zealand/Aotearoa.