Easter Sunday Shop Trading
Submissions on the draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy
closed on 7th February 2017.
The Hearings Committee will consider all written submissions
and hear oral submissions on Wednesday 15th February from 9am. A
decision will be made following the hearing.
Shop Trading Hours Act 1990
A recent amendment to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990, means
councils are now allowed to decide whether shops can open in
their district on Easter Sunday. Councils may decide that shops
can open across the whole district or only in specific
locations, but no other restrictions on trading, such as types
of shops or trading hours, can be applied.
Informal Community Survey Results
Masterton District Council conducted an informal community
survey in November which received 305 responses, with 51% in
favour of Easter Sunday trading. Responses were strongly in
favour of any change being applied consistently, with 77% saying
that if Easter Sunday trading was allowed, it should be
permitted across all of the Masterton district rather than
restricted to specific locations.
Sunday Shop Trading Policy