Easter & ANZAC Day Opening Hours

3 April 2014

With Easter and ANZAC Day coming up, there are some changes to our services to fit around these public holidays.

Upcoming public holidays

  • Good Friday - Friday 18 April
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday 20 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • ANZAC Day - Friday 25 April

Opening hours

Arts | Botanic Garden | Community Centres | Libraries | Parking | Pools | Recreation Centres | Rubbish and Recycling | Service Centre | Southern Landfill | Tip |

Arts

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and Gallery will be closed for the Easter weekend and ANZAC Day.

Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden's Treehouse Visitor Centre will be open 10am-3pm Easter Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day.

The Begonia House Gift Shop will be closed on Good Friday and open 10am–3pm on Saturday through to Easter Monday. The shop will open at 1pm on ANZAC Day.

Community centres

Newlands, Island Bay, Wadestown, Tawa and Churton Park community centres will be closed Easter weekend and will reopen as normal on Tuesday 22 April. Some services or activities will restart after the school holidays (Monday 5 May).
Miramar Community Centre office will be closed from Thursday through to Monday, with only limited activities running. Nairnville Community Centre is closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Community centres are open on ANZAC Day with reduced services / activities.

See each community centre’s current calendar here: List of Council Community Centres

Libraries

Wellington City libraries will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day. All libraries will be open as normal on Saturday 19 April.

Parking

Parking around the city will be free during the Easter Weekend. Parking time limits will still apply. 

Pools

Freyberg Pool and Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie will be open as usual. Karori and Tawa Pools will be open with reduced hours throughout Easter and from 10am–6pm on ANZAC Day. 
Keith Spry Pool will close at 9pm Thursday 17 April for redevelopment, and will reopen in February 2015.

Recreation centres

Karori, Nairnville and Tawa Recreation Centres will be closed Good Friday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day.
ASB Sports Centre will be open as usual.

Rubbish and recycling

Rubbish and recycling won’t be collected on Good Friday. Instead, we'll collect it on Saturday 19 April. Put your rubbish and recycling out for collection after 5pm on Friday if you live in:

  • Breaker Bay 
  • Hataitai (parts of Hataitai that would normally be collected on Fridays)
  • Houghton Bay 
  • Karaka Bays 
  • Kilbirnie 
  • Lyall Bay 
  • Maupuia 
  • Melrose 
  • Miramar 
  • Moa Point 
  • Rongotai 
  • Seatoun 
  • Seatoun Heights 
  • Strathmore 
  • Tawa (parts of Tawa that would normally be collected on Fridays)

Easter Monday and ANZAC Day collections will be carried out as normal.

Service Centre

The Service Centre and Council offices will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day, but you can still phone us on (04) 499 4444 if you need any help at any time.

Southern Landfill

The Southern Landfill and Second Treasures shop will be closed on Good Friday only. The shop will be open as normal on Saturday and Easter Monday, and on Easter Sunday for drop-off only. 

The landfill will be open on ANZAC Day. The Second Treasures shop will be open for drop-off only in the morning and will open at 1pm for trading.