Easter Sunday Shop Trading
We're proposing a policy which will allow retailers throughout the Gisborne district to trade on Easter Sunday, if they choose to.
Giving retailers the choice to trade may provide the chance to increase income over the long weekend, and provide a higher level of service to locals and visitors.
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 was amended in 2016 to enable councils to decide whether retailers in their districts can open on Easter Sunday.
What we're proposing
To put in place a local policy to allow shop trading across the entire district on Easter Sunday.
What we can't do
We can't include restrictions on opening hours and can't require shops to open on Easter Sunday.
All shop employees have the ability to refuse to work on Easter Sunday without providing a reason to their employer.
The policy can't override shop trading provisions in other legislation such as the sale of alcohol.
Feedback closed Wednesday 17 January
A hearing will be held in February/March 2018 depending on the type of submissions.