6 How periods of time to be calculated

(1)

A period of time prescribed in this Act for the making of an application under the Act must be calculated excluding any day that is—

(a)

a public holiday or a Department holiday determined by the chief executive; and

(b)

not a Saturday or Sunday.

(2)

A period of time prescribed in this Act for the lodging of an appeal to the Tribunal must be calculated excluding—

(a)

any day that is—

(i)

a public holiday or a Department holiday determined by the chief executive; and

(ii)

not a Saturday or Sunday; or

(b)

if the Department is not the department referred to in clause 5 of Schedule 2, any day that is a public holiday and not a Saturday or Sunday, and—

(i)

any day in the period beginning on 25 December in a year and ending on 2 January in the following year; and

(ii)

if 1 January falls on a Friday, the following Monday; and

(iii)

if 1 January falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday and Tuesday; and

(iv)

if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday.

(3)

Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply for the purposes of calculating working days under section 194(2) or 195(3).

Section 6(2)(b)(iii): replaced, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).

Section 6(2)(b)(iv): inserted, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).