Easter Sunday Shop Trading

Public pre-consultation conducted in 2019.

Consultation closed

Thank you for your feedback. The pre-consultation survey closed on Friday, 14 June 2019.

The Information Sheet is still available for anyone who would like to view it. You can download a copy below, or request a copy from any Council Service Centre or Library.

Easter Sunday Shop Trading Information Sheet
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Survey Results and Council Decision

Tararua District Council consulted with the community in 2019 as to whether they wanted to keep the status quo (central government legislated no trading on Easter Sunday) or whether they wanted council to develop a policy and carry out further consultation on that.

There was a total of 103 responses and 70% did not wish to see any change. As a result, Council did not proceed with the development of a local policy.

For businesses seeking advice on restricted shop trading days, please refer to the Employment New Zealand website.

To learn more about the law change that allows local councils to introduce local policies please refer to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website.