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Shops in the
Western Bay will have the option of opening on Easter Sunday in 2018.
A decision to
allow Easter Sunday trading was made by Western Bay of Plenty District Council
consultation on whether shops should have the option of trading on Easter
Sunday resulted in 54 submissions to Council of which 67 percent were in
Mayor Garry Webber says Council’s decision is all about choice.
shops to trade on Easter Sunday enables retailers to have the choice to open
and gives our residents and visitors the choice to shop in our towns on a
“On the other
hand, staff members who do not wish to work on Easter Sunday are under no
obligation to do so –the law protects their right not to work.’’
retailers are operating in an increasingly competitive marketplace – with
online opportunities for people to shop 24/7 – so Easter Sunday trading gives
them an additional opportunity to open their doors.
retailers in the District asked Council to allow shops to trade following a
change to the Shop Trading Hours Act last year, which gave councils the ability
to develop their own policy to enable Easter Sunday trading.
policy aligns with that of several other councils, including Tauranga City.
Until now it
has been against the law to trade on Easter Sunday, except for a small range of
shops exempt under the Act.
to allow retail trade applies only to Easter Sunday, not to Good Friday, ANZAC
Day or Christmas Day.
Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy - The Decision StoryEaster Sunday Shop Trading Policy