Easter Advice for City and Bluff

ICC Civic Building | Bluff Service Centre | Libraries | Splash Palace | Transfer Stations | Collection Days | Trading Hours | Motorists | ANZAC Day Services

ICC Civic Administration Building, Esk Street

19 April – Good Friday – Closed
22 April – Easter Monday – Closed
23 April – Southland Anniversary Day – Closed
24 April – Wednesday – Open 8am-5pm
25 April – ANZAC Day –  Closed
26 April – Friday Open 8am-5pm – Normal hours resume

Bluff Service Centre

19 April – Good Friday – Closed
20 April – Saturday NZ Post – Open 10am-1.30pm
20 April – Saturday Lotteries – Open 10am-7pm
21 April – Easter Sunday – Closed
22 April – Easter Monday – Closed
23 April – Southland Anniversary Day – Closed
24 April – Wednesday – Open – Usual hours
25 April – ANZAC Day –  Closed
26 April – Friday Open – Normal hours resume

Invercargill and Bluff Library

19 April – Good Friday – All Libraries Closed
21 April – Easter Sunday – All Libraries Closed
22 April – Easter Monday – All Libraries Closed
23 April – Southland Anniversary Day – All Libraries Closed
25 April – ANZAC Day – All Libraries Closed

Library website

Splash Palace

19 April – Good Friday – Closed
20 April – Saturday – Open 6am – 8pm
21 April – Easter Sunday – Open 8am – 8pm
22 April – Easter Monday – Open 11am – 4pm
23 April – Southland Anniversary Day – Open 11am – 4pm
24 April – Wednesday – Open normal hours
25 April – ANZAC Day – Open 11am – 4pm

Splash Palace website

Transfer Stations

19 April – Good Friday – Closed
21 April – Easter Sunday – Open
22 April – Easter Monday – Bluff and Gore Closed – Invercargill Open
25 April – ANZAC Day – Bluff and Gore Closed – Invercargill Open from 1pm

Collection Days

Good Friday, April 19, 2019

  • There will be no recycling or rubbish wheelie bin collections across Southland on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  If your wheelie bin collection day is Friday, please your wheelie bin/s out for collection on Saturday April 20, 2019.

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

  • The Southland District Council Transfer Stations will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Easter Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Recycling and Rubbish wheelie bins collections are running as normal across Southland on Easter Monday, April 22, 2019.  Please have your wheelie bin/s out for collection as usual.

ANZAC Day, April 25, 2019

  • There will be no recycling or rubbish wheelie bin collections across Southland on ANZAC Day, April 25, 2019.  If your wheelie bin collection day is Thursday, please place your wheelie bin/s out for collection on Friday April 26.   If your wheelie bin collection day is Friday, please place your wheelie bin/s out for collection on Saturday April 27, 2019. Normal collections will resume from Monday April 29, 2019.

Click to view a PDF for collection days over Easter and ANZAC Day

Trading Hours

Retailers are reminded that restricted shop trading laws still apply in Invercargill and Bluff The Council decided not to have an Easter trading policy, which means that the restricted shop trading laws still apply.

The following  is a link to assist people with their entitlement to open, but a quick rule is, if they couldn’t operate last year, they still can’t this year.  It is their responsibility to determine if they fit the rules. Restricted shop trading days


Note that the rules are different in different areas. For example, Southland District Council has different rules from Invercargill and Bluff.

Motorists

The NZ Transport Agency encourages all people driving around the South Island this Easter to plan ahead to stay safe and avoid delays.

Stay up-to-date

Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)
Website: www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nztasouthisland
Journey planner: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz
www.nzta.govt.nz/hotspots.

 

ANZAC Day Services – Invercargill and Bluff

Invercargill

6.50am – Parade assemble

7am – Parade fall in.

At the end of the service, the formal civic ceremony will be held at the Invercargil Workingmen’s Club, 154 Esk Street.
The Service will be live on screen at the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club if the public would like to watch the service indoors

Bluff

6.45am – Assemble at Memorial Grove.
7am – Dawn Service

10.45am – Civic Service

Assemble at Bluff 4 Square car park, march to the Cenotaph.

Awarua/2nd NZF

10am citizens service (form up 9.55am) – 2nd NZEF Club, 177 Don Street, Invercargill

Invercargill Eastern Cemetery

(RSA Section of Cemetery)
8.30am – Girl Guides NZ laying of poppies
9am – Service.