Easter Sunday Trading – Have your say

On the 14 December 2016, Council viewed the results of an informal survey of 229 people and adopted the Statement of Proposal and Draft Policy on Easter Sunday Trading.  Three quarters of those questioned were in favour of Easter Sunday trading.

The Draft Policy is to allow trading on Easter Sunday where business owners wish to open, and where they can staff their businesses with employees who are happy to work on that day. Easter weekend in South Wairarapa is a time of high visitor numbers and trading on Easter Sunday may offer opportunities for local retailers to benefit economically.  At the same time Easter Sunday is a day of significance and some members of our community will prefer that the status quo is maintained.

Before making any final decisions, we’d like to have your input. We welcome submissions from any interested person or organisation on any aspect of the proposed policy. 

An online submission form can be completed, or you can download the submission form and return it to a South Wairarapa library or the Council office.  You may also scan and email your submission to enquiries@swdc.govt.nz.  

Submissions close 4:30pm, 13 February 2017.  A hearing will be held on the 2 March 2017 (3 March reserve day) to consider your views.

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