Easter Sunday Shop Trading

​​​​​​​​​Central Government has now given councils the right to have a policy allowing more businesses to open on Easter Sunday. ​​We want to know your thoughts – should we adopt this policy, or keep the status quo?​​​

Easter shop trading info graphic .

The ability to open on Easter Sunday will allow some businesses and employees the option to trade and earn extra money, and can promote tourism. 

We lose a 'non-work' day (as Easter Sunday is normally a holiday). There is less family time for employees and business owners. The religious significance of the day is not recognised in the same way.​

Easter Trading Consultation Document front cover.

For more information please ​​click on the consultation document link below:​​​

Easter Trading Consultation Document (PDF, 3.6MB)

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​Next steps

The timeline below provides key dates for the Easter Sunday Shop Trading process.                             
Public consultation opens​Monday 18 September 2017
Public consultation closes​​Wednesday 18 October 2017
​​Public hearingsWednesday 1 November 2017​
​Council decisionWednesday 15 November  2017

For further information please call us on 03 433 0300 or email consult@waitaki.govt.nz

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