Anzac and Waitangi Days should be Monday-ised

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25th February, 2012
The argument in favour of Monday-ising Waitangi and Anzac Days has nothing to do with the historical significance of the dates and is concerned only with having a day – or two – off work that we were already entitled to. Nothing wrong with that, but it would be dishonest to pretend the debate is about anything more meaningful. February 6 was the day in 1840 that the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed by Maori chiefs. Similarly, April 25, 1915, saw the fateful landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli. A case might once have been made for different but equally auspicious ...

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