NZ key dates thread

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NZ key dates thread

I sometimes (okay often) have trouble remember important dates, so thought it may be helpful to others and myself to post important dates in one place.

To start it off:

17MAY04 - Fuel surcharge for bookings made after this date.
20MAY04 - Pacific express starts.
02JUN04 - Announcement on 767 replacement.
28JUN04 - Announcement of long haul refurbishment details.
30JUN04 - First AKL-SFO and vv flight.
02JUL04 - An extra 9 trans-tasman flights per week starts.
29JUL04 - announcement of Airpoints changes.
02SEP04 - Fuel surcharge increase for bookings made from this date.
11OCT04 - Announcement on Saab replacement
26OCT04 - Fuel surcharge increase for bookings made from this date.
02NOV04 - First CHC-LAX and vv flight.
15NOV04 - last date to spend airpoints before compulsory conversion.
16NOV04 - Airpoints changes effective.
20NOV04 - First WLG-NAN flight.
01DEC04 - First CHC-RAR flight (returns 2 Dec).
15DEC04 - last date to convert Amex MR to airpoints.
10JUN05 - last flights for booking in First.
13JUL05 - first 74R service
07AUG05 - "guaranteed" refurb a/c on AKL-SFO route.
12AUG05 - first Q300 a/c
16OCT05 - new uniforms unveiled
28OCT05 - first 777-200ER a/c delivered at Seattle
05NOV05 - "guaranteed" refurb a/c on NZ1/2 AKL-LAX-LHR.
29NOV05 - AKL-SFO vv increases to 6 weekly (not Mondays).
??MAR06 - change to the new uniforms
08AUG06 - last 747 refit
?OCT06 - AKL-PVG route inaugural
31JAN07 - eighth 777-200ER a/c delivered
? - new MEL lounge opens
27AUG07 - first 744 with extra premium economy seats
14SEP07 - 744 with extra premium economy seats dedicated to NZ1 & 2
21SEP07 - 744 with extra premium economy seats dedicated NZ1 & 2 and 38 & 39
late SEP07 - last Saab flight
07OCT07 - last 744 with extra premium economy seats
02NOV07 - AKL-YVR route inaugural
14NOV07 - competitior Pacific Blue starts NZ domestic flights
16NOV07 - new multicity booking engine
29NOV07 - koru hour (drink & snack) introduced on 737 flights
09JAN08 - race 777 against A1 GP car at AKL
early 08 - Air NZ parking at AKL airport
08FEB08 - attempted hijacking BHE-CHC
29MAR08 - PMR trans-tasman flights discontinued
30MAR08 - Zeal320 replaces Freedom Air
??APR08 - voluntary carbon offset
26APR08 - NAN-LAX flight discontinued
01JUN08 - longhaul pricing changes - child discount for longhaul business class removed, oneway fares 65% of return (was 60%)
04JUL08 - change terminals at LHR from T3 to T1
18JUL08 - AKL-PEK inaugural flight
??AUG08 - new (Panasonic) AVOD IFE on 767 & A320
06AUG08 - space plus zone added to 737 a/c
12SEP08 - "green" flight AKL-SFO
15SEP08 - change to domestic baggage allowance (from 20kg weight allowance to 1 bag at max 25kg)
28OCT08 - amnesty period ends for domestic baggage allowance changes
31OCT08 - myairnz.com site launched
01NOV08 - E-pass (RFID chip) and M-pass (mobile barcode) launched on domestic
01NOV08 - domestic OLCI at time of booking added
01NOV08 - domestic check in desks at AKL, WLG, CHC replaced with kiosks & self-serve baggage drop
28NOV08 - loss of NZ A320 (ZK-OJL) near Perpignan (during check flight for hand-back from lessee XL)
01DEC08 - premium economy no longer available for Tasman & Pacific flights, now used as space plus zone
01DEC08 - space plus zone added to 767 & A320 a/c
01DEC08 - additional premium economy booking class ("A") added
01DEC08 - significant revamp of Airpoints (increased upgrade & award costs, status points on cheap domestic & shorthaul fares)
30DEC08 - jatropha biofuel trial flight
29MAR09 - HLZ trans-tasman flights discontinued
30MAR09 - hotseats txt deals for NZ*E, NZ*G & KORU (NZ-based members only)
01APR09 - express path for NZ*E at AKL immigration (trial ended May)
01JUN09 - last 777 with extra premium economy seats
10JUN09 - premium economy baggage allowance increased to match business class allowance
??JUN09 - bare essentials safety video (737 & A320)
18JUL09 - winglets added to 767s
01SEP09 - switch from UA to BR lounge at SFO
15SEP09 - card payment fee for bookings ex-Australia
01OCT09 - new domestic fare structure, baggage allowances and fast drop
12DEC09 - ROT trans-tasman flights commence

late 10 - 77W a/c (with new seating)
??? 13 - 787 a/c

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Past holiday dates

Note each area also has an Anniversary Day. Mostly held on a Monday, and mostly between late Nov and early Feb.

Note that Christmas and New Year (incl Boxing Day and Day after New Years) are observed on the next workday if they fall on the weekend.

2004

School holidays

09APR04-25APR04 primary and secondary
03JUL04-18JUL04 primary and secondary
18SEP04-03OCT04 primary and secondary
04DEC04-late JAN05 secondary only *
15DEC04-late JAN05 primary *
* note the final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN04 - New Years Day
02JAN04 - Day after New Years
06FEB04 - Waitangi Day
09APR04 - Good Friday
11APR04 - Easter Sunday
12APR04 - Easter Monday
25APR04 - Anzac Day
07JUN04 - Queens Birthday
25OCT04 - Labour Day
25DEC04 - Christmas Day
26DEC04 - Boxing Day
27DEC04 - Christmas Day observed
28DEC04 - Boxing Day observed


2005

School holidays

01JAN05-30JAN05 primary and secondary
16APR05-01MAY05 primary and secondary
09JUL05-24JUL05 primary and secondary
24SEP05-09OCT05 primary and secondary
10DEC05-early FEB06 secondary only *
21DEC05-early FEB06 primary *
* note the final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN05 - New Years Day
02JAN05 - Day after New Years
03JAN05 - New Years Day observed
04JAN05 - Day after New Years observed
06FEB05 - Waitangi Day
25MAR05 - Good Friday
27MAR05 - Easter Sunday
28MAR05 - Easter Monday
25APR05 - Anzac Day
06JUN05 - Queens Birthday
24OCT05 - Labour Day
25DEC05 - Christmas Day
26DEC05 - Boxing Day
27DEC05 - Christmas Day observed


2006

School holidays

01JAN06-06FEB06 primary and secondary
14APR06-25APR06 primary
14APR06-30APR06 secondary
01JUL06-16JUL06 primary and secondary
23SEP06-08OCT06 primary and secondary
15DEC06-early FEB07 secondary *
21DEC06-early FEB07 primary *
* note the final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN06 - New Years Day
02JAN06 - Day after New Years
03JAN06 - New Years Day observed
06FEB06 - Waitangi Day
14APR06 - Good Friday
16APR06 - Easter Sunday
17APR06 - Easter Monday
25APR06 - Anzac Day
05JUN06 - Queens Birthday
23OCT06 - Labour Day
25DEC06 - Christmas Day
26DEC06 - Boxing Day


2007

School holidays

01JAN07-06FEB07 primary and secondary
06APR07-15APR07 primary
06APR07-22APR07 secondary
30JUN07-15JUL07 primary and secondary
22SEP07-07OCT07 primary and secondary
15DEC07-early FEB08 secondary *
19DEC07-early FEB08 primary *
* note the final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN07 - New Years Day
02JAN07 - Day after New Years
06FEB07 - Waitangi Day
06APR07 - Good Friday
08APR07 - Easter Sunday
09APR07 - Easter Monday
25APR07 - Anzac Day
04JUN07 - Queens Birthday
22OCT07 - Labour Day
25DEC07 - Christmas Day
26DEC07 - Boxing Day


2008

School holidays

01JAN08-06FEB08 primary and secondary *
19APR08-27APR08 primary
19APR08-04MAY08 secondary
05JUL08-20JUL08 primary and secondary
27SEP08-12OCT08 primary and secondary
18DEC08-early FEB09 secondary *
20DEC08-early FEB09 primary *
* note the first and final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN08 - New Years Day
02JAN08 - Day after New Years
06FEB08 - Waitangi Day
21MAR08 - Good Friday
23MAR08 - Easter Sunday
24MAR08 - Easter Monday
25APR08 - Anzac Day
02JUN08 - Queens Birthday
27OCT08 - Labour Day
25DEC08 - Christmas Day
26DEC08 - Boxing Day

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Current & future holiday dates

Note each area also has an Anniversary Day. Mostly held on a Monday, and mostly between late Nov and early Feb.

Note that Christmas and New Year (incl Boxing Day and Day after New Years) are observed on the next workday if they fall on the weekend.


2009

School holidays

01JAN09-04FEB09 primary and secondary *
10APR09-26APR09 primary and secondary
04JUL09-19JUL09 primary and secondary
27SEP09-12OCT09 primary and secondary
16DEC09-early FEB10 secondary *
19DEC08-early FEB10 primary *
* note the first and final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN09 - New Years Day
02JAN09 - Day after New Years
06FEB09 - Waitangi Day
10APR09 - Good Friday
12APR09 - Easter Sunday
13APR09 - Easter Monday
25APR09 - Anzac Day
01JUN09 - Queens Birthday
26OCT09 - Labour Day
25DEC09 - Christmas Day
26DEC09 - Boxing Day
28DEC09 - Boxing Day observed


2010

School holidays

01JAN10-04FEB10 primary and secondary *
02APR10-18APR10 primary and secondary
03JUL10-18JUL10 primary and secondary
25SEP10-10OCT10 primary and secondary
15DEC10-early FEB11 secondary *
21DEC10-early FEB11 primary *
* note the first and final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN10 - New Years Day
02JAN10 - Day after New Years
04JAN10 - Day after New Years observed
06FEB10 - Waitangi Day
02APR10 - Good Friday
04APR10 - Easter Sunday
05APR10 - Easter Monday
25APR10 - Anzac Day
07JUN10 - Queens Birthday
25OCT10 - Labour Day
25DEC10 - Christmas Day
26DEC10 - Boxing Day
27DEC10 - Christmas Day observed
28DEC10 - Boxing Day observed


2011

School holidays

01JAN11-06FEB11 primary and secondary *
15APR11-02MAY11 primary and secondary
16JUL11-31JUL11 primary and secondary
08OCT11-24OCT11 primary and secondary
14DEC11-early FEB12 secondary *
21DEC11-early FEB12 primary *
* note the first and final day of school may vary slightly

Public holidays

01JAN11 - New Years Day
02JAN11 - Day after New Years
03JAN11 - New Years Day observed
04JAN11 - Day after New Years observed
06FEB11 - Waitangi Day
22APR11 - Good Friday
24APR11 - Easter Sunday
25APR11 - Easter Monday
25APR11 - Anzac Day
06JUN11 - Queens Birthday
24OCT11 - Labour Day
25DEC11 - Christmas Day
26DEC11 - Boxing Day
27DEC11 - Christmas Day observed


2012

School holidays

Public holidays

01JAN12 - New Years Day
02JAN12 - Day after New Years
03JAN12 - New Years Day observed
06FEB12 - Waitangi Day
06APR12 - Good Friday
08APR12 - Easter Sunday
09APR12 - Easter Monday
25APR12 - Anzac Day
04JUN12 - Queens Birthday
22OCT12 - Labour Day
25DEC12 - Christmas Day
26DEC12 - Boxing Day


2013

School holidays

Public holidays

01JAN13 - New Years Day
02JAN13 - Day after New Years
06FEB13 - Waitangi Day
29MAR13 - Good Friday
31MAR13 - Easter Sunday
01APR13 - Easter Monday
25APR13 - Anzac Day
03JUN13 - Queens Birthday
28OCT13 - Labour Day
25DEC13 - Christmas Day
26DEC13 - Boxing Day


2014

School holidays

Public holidays

01JAN14 - New Years Day
02JAN14 - Day after New Years
06FEB14 - Waitangi Day
18APR14 - Good Friday
20APR14 - Easter Sunday
21APR14 - Easter Monday
25APR14 - Anzac Day
02JUN14 - Queens Birthday
27OCT14 - Labour Day
25DEC14 - Christmas Day
26DEC14 - Boxing Day


2015

School holidays

Public holidays

01JAN15 - New Years Day
02JAN15 - Day after New Years
06FEB15 - Waitangi Day
03APR15 - Good Friday
05APR15 - Easter Sunday
06APR15 - Easter Monday
25APR15 - Anzac Day
01JUN15 - Queens Birthday
26OCT15 - Labour Day
25DEC15 - Christmas Day
26DEC15 - Boxing Day
28DEC15 - Boxing Day observed


2016

School holidays

Public holidays

01JAN16 - New Years Day
02JAN16 - Day after New Years
04JAN16 - Day after New Years observed
06FEB16 - Waitangi Day
25MAR16 - Good Friday
27MAR16 - Easter Sunday
28MAR16 - Easter Monday
25APR16 - Anzac Day
06JUN16 - Queens Birthday
24OCT16 - Labour Day
25DEC16 - Christmas Day
26DEC16 - Boxing Day
27DEC16 - Christmas Day observed

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Daylight Savings Time start and end dates

From summer 07/08, Daylight Time commences at 2.00am Standard Time on the last Sunday in September each year & ends at 2.00am Standard Time on the first Sunday in April of the following year.

2004

clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am 03OCT04


2005

clocks go back 1 hour at 3am 20MAR05
clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am 02OCT05


2006

clocks go back 1 hour at 3am 19MAR06
clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am 01OCT06


2007

clocks go back 1 hour at 3am 18MAR07
clocks go forward 1 at 2am 30SEP07


2008

clocks go back 1 hour at 3am 06APR08
clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am 28SEP08


2009

clocks go back 1 hour at 3am 05APR09
clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am 27SEP09


2010

clocks go back 1 hour at 3am 04APR10
clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am 26SEP10


2011

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31DEC04 - last date to convert Amex MR to airpoints.
I believe this is actually 15 Dec.
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