Happy Easter everyone! Here in New Zealand the Easter weekend is still four days long as Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. (Give it time though, in a generation I won’t be surprised to find this holiday replaced with something more “neutral”.) So most people enjoy what will hopefully be the last hurrah of the good weather before autumn descends into wintery southerlies. On Good Friday we have Hot Cross Buns traditionally in the morning (one supermarket chain said that it sells 11 million in the weeks leading up to Easter which is pretty incredible in a country of only 4.5 million people and you shouldn’t really be eating them before Good Friday anyway!) and then in Auckland there is the Easter show to go to for the children with rides, animals, food stalls etc. On Easter Sunday is when we have chocolate Easter eggs. As children we used to leave a “nest” for the Easter bunny to leave the Easter eggs in on the Saturday night and a carrot for the Easter bunny to eat. Most people in New Zealand still adhere to these traditions even if they don’t celebrate the holiday by going to church and everyone enjoys the long weekend. I hope that you all have a safe and happy Easter everyone with your families and we will see you next week with some more demographic stories!