a VirtualTourist member from Sandusky
We will be arriving by cruise ship in Auckland on Feb. 6 which I read is Waitangi Day. Is this a national holiday? Will companies be closed? I will be using public transportation and a car hire company, do you think they will be operating as normal? Thank you
Hi Tazi...Yes it is a national day and most businesses / offices and all banks will be closed. Shops are only closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday (except small convenience stores and petrol stations that remain open on these days).
The transportation sector being a part of the Travel and Tourism industry, is as is on Waitangi Day so your car hire company I would presume will be open or if they are close on that day you should have been advised of a number to contact them. If not then it is best to speak to them about it.
This link might be of help to you:
Best wishes on your NZ visit!