Auckland Council wants Aucklanders to share their views on whether or not to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday from 2018.
Please provide your feedback using the online form
Feedback closes at 4.00pm Sunday 11 June 2017.
Background on Easter Sunday trading:
Under the current law, only some shops are allowed to open on Easter Sunday, these include:
The following types of shops are not allowed to open on Easter Sunday:
Due to a recent law change Auckland Council can now decide whether or not to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday. Find out more: Easter Sunday trading
Any change would exclude alcohol which would still only be sold with a meal at a restaurant or café.
Easter Sunday is not a public holiday. Shop employees working on Easter Sunday would be paid their normal rate - not time and a half or a paid day off (time in lieu).
Shop employees can refuse to work on Easter Sunday without giving a reason to their employer. But there are special processes around this that must be followed by employees and employers.
At the end of August 2017, Auckland Council will decide to either:
If a policy is proposed Aucklanders will have another opportunity to have their say on Easter Sunday trading in late 2017.
Information on how to have a say on any proposed policy for Easter Sunday trading will be made available on the Auckland Council website.
A final decision on any proposed policy will be made in time for Easter Sunday 2018.