Easter Sunday Shop Trading Public Pre-Consultation

Thank you for your feedback. The pre-consultation survey closed on Friday, 14 June 2019. The survey results will be published as soon as possible and will be accompanied by Council’s decision on this issue.

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.


Local councils can now create local policies to allow shop trading either across their entire district or in limited areas on Easter Sunday.

Tararua District Council has conducted a pre-consultation survey to establish whether the community wants to see a change to the current situation (no trading allowed).

If the survey results show that the community want to see a change, Council will then develop a policy for formal consultation with the community.

Shop Trading Hours Amendment Act 2016 | New Zealand Legislation

Easter Sunday Shop Trading Information Sheet
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