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Matariki public holiday dates for next 30 years announced

The Government has released the dates for the Matariki public holiday for the next 30 years. Making Matariki a public holiday was one of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s pre-election promises with the first date announced at Waitangi this year as June 24, 2022. The calendar date for the Matariki public holiday would shift each year […]

Politics

Public sector pay freeze: Grant Robertson ‘deeply regrets’ causing distress

By RNZ Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he deeply regrets the distress caused by public sector pay restrictions. However he maintains the restrictions do not amount to a pay freeze, or austerity. “I don’t see it that way and the reason is this … ultimately what … was released was the public sector pay guidance […]