To invent news during the silly season, the NZ Herald has a summer poll series, and today’s poll is on whether surcharges on public holidays are acceptable.
Personally this is a silly thing to ask people, as it doesn’t matter what they think. This isn’t an issue decided by law – each restaurant can charge what it likes, and if you don’t like it you won’t go there for dinner.
If a restaurant wants to, it could announce a 30% surcharge on Thursdays. Or a 20% discount if you dine while Coronation Street is shown on TV.