Holiday hours

2022 Public Holidays

from Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa New Zealand Government
Library locations and hours
Please note: Library hours may also be affected due to Covid. Check for updates.

Christmas and New Year 2022 and 2023

Interloans
Interloans will be closed Saturday 24 Dec 2022 until Sunday 8 Jan 2023 and service will resume on Monday 9 January 2023.

Christmas Day Sunday 25 December
All libraries closed

Boxing Day Monday 26 December
All libraries closed

Christmas Day (observed) Tuesday 27 December
Tūranga open 10am to 5pm
Papanui and Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre open 10am to 4pm
All other libraries closed

Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December
Tūranga open 8am to 6pm
All other libraries close no later than 6pm

Saturday 31 December
Tūranga open 10am to 5pm
Aranui, Fendalton, Linwood, Matuku Takotako: Sumner, New Brighton, Papanui, Parklands, Shirley, South, Te Hāpua: Halswell, Upper Riccarton - 10am to 4pm
Akaroa, Diamond Harbour, Hornby, Lyttelton, Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale, Redwood, Spreydon - 10am to 1pm
Little River 10am to 12noon

Sunday 1 January 2023
All libraries closed

Monday 2 January 2023
All libraries closed

New Year's (observed) Tuesday 3 January 2023
Tūranga open 10am to 5pm
Papanui and Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 10am to 4pm

Wednesday 4 January 2023
Normal hours resume

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Red Cafe

Monday 19 to Friday 23 December 9am to 5pm
Saturday 24 December 10am to 4pm
Sunday 25 December and Monday 26 December closed
Tuesday 27 December to Friday 30 December 10am to 4pm
Saturday 31 December 10am to 4pm
Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January 2023 12noon to 4pm
Tuesday 3 January 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 4 January 2023 resume normal hours (9am to 5pm)

Pool

Monday 19 to Friday 23 December 11.30am to 7pm
Saturday 24 December 11.30am to 6pm
Sunday 25 December Closed
Monday 26 December to Friday 30 December 11.30am to 7pm
Saturday 31 December 11.30am to 6pm
Sunday 1 January to Wednesday 4 January 2023 11.30am to 7pm

Service desk

Monday 19 to Friday 23 December 9am to 5pm
Saturday 24 December 11am to 5pm
Sunday 25 December Closed
Monday 26 December to Friday 30 December 9am to 5pm
Saturday 31 December and Sunday 1 January 2023 11am to 5pm
Monday 2 January to Wednesday 4 January 2023 9am to 5pm

Red Cafe at Upper Riccarton Library

Red Cafe will be closed from Saturday 24 December and will reopen Wednesday 4 January 2023.

Citizens Advice and JPs

Hornby Library

Last JP session 19 December, last free legal advice session 15 December

The Loft Ke Te Tihi

Last session for 2022 13 December

2022 School Holidays

from Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

TERM 1

Starts between Monday 31 January (at the earliest); and Tuesday 8 February (at the latest), and ends Thursday 14 April (96-106 half-days)
Public holidays Waitangi Day (observed) - Monday 7 February, and Easter: Good Friday – 15 April
School holidays Saturday 16 April to Sunday 1 May (includes Easter Monday – 18 April, Easter Tuesday – 19 April (a school holiday), and Anzac Day – Monday 25 April)

TERM 2

Term start and end dates Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July (96 half-days)
Public holidays Queen’s Birthday – Monday 6 June, Matariki - Friday 24 June
School holidays Saturday 9 July to Sunday 24 July

TERM 3

Term start and end dates Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September (100 half-days)
School holidays Saturday 1 October to Sunday 16 October

TERM 4

Term start and end dates Starts Monday 17 October, and ends no later than Tuesday 20 December (92 half-days)*
Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 24 October, Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December, Boxing Day – Monday 26 December, and New Year's Day – Sunday 1 January 2023

* For primary, intermediate and special schools: or to a day in December that ensures that the school has been open for instruction for a minimum of 384 half-days in 2022. For secondary and composite schools: or to a day in December that ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 378 half-days in 2022.

2023 public holidays

from Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa New Zealand Government
Library locations and hours
Please note: Library hours may also be affected due to Covid. Check for updates.

  • New Year’s Day Sunday 1 January or Tuesday 3 January
  • Day after New Year’s Day Monday 2 January
  • Waitangi Day Monday 6 February
  • Good Friday Friday 7 April
  • Easter Monday Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April
  • King’s Birthday Monday 5 June
  • Matariki Friday 14 July
  • Labour Day Monday 23 October
  • Show Day Friday 17 November
  • Christmas Day Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December

2023 school holidays

from Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Term 1

Starts between Monday 30 January (at the earliest); and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest), and ends Thursday 6 April (86-96 half-days)
Public holidays Waitangi Day Monday 6 February, and Easter: Good Friday, Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday
School holidays Friday 7 April to Sunday 23 April (includes Good Friday – 7 April, Easter Monday – 10 April and Easter Tuesday – 11 April (a school holiday)

Term 2

Term start and end dates Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June (96 half-days)
Public holidays Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April and King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June
School holidays Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July (includes Matariki 14 July)

Term 3

Term start and end dates Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September (100 half-days)
School holidays Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October

Term 4

Term start and end dates Starts Monday 9 October, and ends no later than Wednesday 20 December (up to 104 half-days)*
Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 23 October, Christmas Day – Monday 25 December, Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December and New Year's Day – Monday 1 January 2024
School holidays 5-6 weeks (from school’s closing day until the opening date the following year).

* For primary, intermediate and special schools: or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for a minimum of 386 half-days in 2023. For secondary and composite schools: or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days in 2023.

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