PERIODS OF CLOSING CITY SHOPS AND OFFjCES Victory holiday arrangements for Auckland.shops and businesses will follow the procedure outlined by the Prime Minister, 'Mr. Fraser. If peace is declared before 7 a.m., grocers' shops will be open for two hours and will then close for the rest of the day and for the whole of the following Gay. If the announcement comes after shops have been opened and before noon, they will remain open for a snort time and 'will then close. Butciiers' shops will open for two hours in tbe morning of the first day and will be closed for the whole of the next day. The New Zealand president of the Master Bakers' Association, Mr. A. E. Brownlie, said to-day that when the official declaration was made by the Prime Minister, bread would be baked on that evening for delivery on the following day. The next two days would be observed as holidays. Baking employees had concurred in this proposal.. Dispensing of Medicine For one hour after the official declaration, if it comes within business hours, chemists will remain open. Urgent requirements will be met during the evening hours between seven and eight o'clock. In districts where the roster system operates, the appropriate pharmacy will be open between these hours. The urgent dispensary will be open from 10 a.m. to noon and from 9 p.m. on both days. All other retailers will close for the rest of the day if the announcement is made before noon, and if it comes after noon, will remain open for that day and observe the following two days as holidays. This arrangement also applies to business Arms, banks, legal offices and the Stock Exchange. If the announcement is made before noon the Post and Telegraph Department's postal, money-order and savings bank sections will remain open for one hour afterward, and will then'close and remain closed the following day. The only exceptions will be the telegraph' counter of the Chief Post - Office, which will open again between 6.30 and 7.30 p.m. on the first day and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the second day. If the announcement is made after the postmen's delivery has been started it will be completed. There will be no delivery the second day. If the announcement is made after noon offices will remain Open for the rest of the day and observe the two following days as holidays. This will apply also to the postmen's delivery. However, the telegraph service will remain open until 10 p.m. on that day and on the two following days will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. If the announcement is made before offices open for business the day of the announcement and the next day will be observed as the holidays. Police Court Sittings For the two holidays, the Police Court will sit each day at 9.30 a.m. All other sittings will be adjourned for one week at the same hours as originally appointed. This arrangement also applies to the usual Wednesday sitting of the Children's Court. The Court and cashier's office will be closed. Waterside workers will continue work until noon if the official news is received after they have commenced but before midday, and the rest of the day and the following day will be observed as holidays. However, where frozen cargo or cargo requiring cool storage has been loaded out from the works, the men will remain at the job until the cargo is on board ship. No work will be done on the night shift starting at 11 o'clock that day or the following day.
If the official news is received after midday, the men will continue until the usual time for ceasing work for that day; and'night gangs will complete 3 the ■ shift. No work will be done on the two following days. In the event of-the news coming during the night shift, the men will complete their shift and the gangs will then stop work for the two following nights.
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PEACE HOLIDAYS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945
PEACE HOLIDAYS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945
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