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Auckland Provincial Day

Auckland Provincial Day

Auckland Provincial Day


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Jan 30, New Zealand (Auckland): Provincial Day

Auckland Anniversary Day is observed as a public holiday in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand. It is observed throughout the historic Auckland Province, even though the provinces of New Zealand were abolished in 1876.

The holiday usually falls on the Monday closest to 29 January, the anniversary of the arrival of William Hobson, later the first Governor of New Zealand and coauthor of the Treaty of Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands in 1840.

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