The Herald reports:
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says more public holidays for Kiwis to experience New Zealand is among a number of things the Government is “actively considering” to encourage domestic tourism.
Every extra public holiday costs employers. Businesses are closing down and laying staff off and the Government thinks this is a great time to increase their costs even more, and reduce their income also.
What would be more sensible is to actually combine public holidays with annual leave and allow families to choose for themselves when they holiday. Would lead to less congestion for one thing!