No M+AD Monday

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AUCKLAND, Friday: As usual, the M+AD Daily newsletter will not be posted on Labour Day – this Monday (24 October) – although our website will continue to be updated.

“In 1890, NZ became the first country to adopt the eight-hour working day.”

Commercial observation of this public holiday are discretionary. Many businesses will close, but most shops, restaurants, bars, and cinemas are likely to remain open.

Maybe spare a moment for carpenter Samuel Parnell who, in 1840, in the newly founded Wellington colony, famously refused to work more than eight hours a day?

In 1890, New Zealand became the first country in the world to adopt the eight-hour working day.

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