Easter Spotlight

Easter Sunday Shop Trading – what’s your thoughts?

Council is seeking your feedback on whether to allow all businesses to open on Easter Sunday​.

The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (the Act) provides for restricted trading days on Anzac Day morning, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. The Act allows shops such as dairies, service stations, pharmacies, take away food sellers, restaurants, cafes, souvenir stores and garden centres, which sells certain types of goods, to remain open on the restricted trading days.

Local policies can only permit shop trading on Easter Sunday but cannot place other conditions around shop trading (for example types of shops, times of opening etc.). All shop employees have the ability to refuse to work on Easter Sunday without providing a reason to their employer.

Head over to Council’s Have your Say page for more information and complete the online submission form.  You can also email your thoughts to policysubmissions@whanganui.govt.nz

Submissions close at 4.00pm, Monday 30 October 2017​​​​

WDC Administrator

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