Holy smokes, I Live in New Zealand.


Working Days Versus Calendar Days.
July 3, 2008, 6:43 pm
Filed under: Ask a Canuck | Tags: ,

Nancy indirectly asks for a countdown: “Time for, ‘Holy Smokes, I’m returning to Canada in X sleeps.

The answer is seven sleeps.  This is my first public pronouncement of this fact. 

More importantly, I think this raises a neat thing I haven’t talked about yet.  In Ontario, planning milestones are marked in calendar days.  As in, “Council has 90 days to make a decision on the application“.  In New Zealand, planning milestones are marked in working days.  As in, “Council has 20 working days to make a decision on the application“.  What exactly is excluded from the notion of a “working day” is defined by a regulation to the Resource Management Act 1991: statutory holidays, Saturdays, Sundays and a two week period around Christmas. 

Six of one, half a dozen of the other, I suppose.  But I like the quirk.  I think it’s neat.

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and could the reason be… that the kiwis enjoy their weekends more than canadians do, so weekends don’t count as days where one could reasonably be expected to think about a planning issue/decision.

Comment by nancy drew

Which ever way of counting gets you home faster!!!

Comment by puppydog

I agree with puppydog…..

Comment by Blacksheep




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