The definition of a working day in the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 is as follows:
Working day means any day of the week other than:
(a) Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day, Labour Day, the Sovereign’s Birthday, and Waitangi Day; and
(b) A day in the period commencing with the 25th day of December in any year and ending with the 15th day of January in the following year.
What does this mean?
Non-working days are excluded from the 10 working day timeframe for non-urgent requests and the 5 working day timeframe for urgent requests.
Applying for a LIM during the holiday period
If you apply for a LIM report during the period commencing with the 25th day of December in any year and ending with the 15th day of January in the following year, the LIM be accepted if all the information provided on the application form is correct. However, Council operates with reduced staffing levels during this period. As the period as stated in paragraph (b) is not deemed as working days, your LIM Report Application may not progress during this period. This period should be taken into consideration when a contract for the purchase of a property is being considered.