Easter Sunday Trading

Submissions have now closed. ​

The Clutha District Council has approved a draft Easter Sunday Trading policy which would allow shops to open on Easter Sunday.

The policy is available for public consultation from Thursday 15 December until Monday 23 January 2017 to measure the response of the Clutha district.

The consultation is so that people can let the Council know their views on this issue. 

Council expects there to be a range of opinions, both for and against opening, that needed to be considered.

The Clutha District has several areas which are important for tourists, and this policy would allow shops in those areas to open for longer on one of the last long weekends of the Autumn season.

The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Act 2016 was passed by Parliament earlier this year. It gave local authorities the power to create a policy that would allow shops to open doors on Easter Sunday in their own District.

The Act also lets employees decide for themselves whether they want to work on Easter Sunday.

Read the full policy here:

 Draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy (PDF, 1.63MB)

Submissions have now closed.


Page reviewed: 25 Jan 2017 1:59pm