Easter Sunday Trading

PUBLIC CONSULTATION:

Should Easter Sunday Trading be allowed in the Grey District?

Dated at GREYMOUTH on 21 November 2016
Submissions close: 7 February 2017

STATEMENT OF PROPOSAL

Introduction

Easter Sunday trading has been limited in New Zealand for many decades. However, a recent Central Government change may alter that. In reaction to calls from the national business community, Parliament has recently granted local authorities the ability to create local policies to allow shop trading across their entire district or in limited areas on Easter Sunday. Note: Local policies cannot control or override shop trading provisions in other legislation, such as defining specific opening hours, liquor licensing provisions or determining what types of shops may open.

Should Easter Sunday trading be allowed?

Grey District Council would like to know the community's views on Easter Sunday trading to assist in the development of a policy representative of the views of the majority of residents within our District. Council are especially interested in the reasons for particular viewpoints, ie why you think it should or shouldn't be allowed.

A full report, including a summary of feedback received and proposed direction, will be tabled at a meeting of Council early in 2017 (either February or March). The extended submission period allows Council to meets its statutory obligations of not consulting during the Christmas recess.

How you can have your say

All submissions must be in writing. We will accept submissions in the following format:

You are welcome to address Council in person on your submission – if you wish to do this, please clearly indicate this in your submission.

Every submission made to the Council will be acknowledged in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, copied and made available to the public.

We want to hear from as many people as possible on this matter before a policy is developed, so have your say today.

Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 7 February 2017.

Online Submission Form: Should Easter Sunday Trading be Allowed?

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Do you think Easter Sunday trading should be allowed in the Grey District?
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