Easter Sunday Trading – Should Council adopt an Easter Sunday trading policy for Upper Hutt?

Recent consideration of Easter Sunday trading

On 20 September 2017, Council considered recent feedback from the community on whether or not to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday in Upper Hutt.  Council is consulting on an Easter Sunday shop trading policy which would enable all shops in the entire city to choose whether or not to trade on Easter Sunday.

In adopting an Easter Sunday trading policy for consultation, Council is acting under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 which gives Council the discretion to introduce a policy for the whole city or parts of Upper Hutt.

Council’s Statement of Proposal and proposed Easter Sunday trading policy for the whole city is provided below.

Easter Sunday Trading – Statement of Proposal and Policy [PDF 168 KB]


Community consultation on Easter Sunday Trading in Upper Hutt

Council wishes to enable the community to be an integral part of a decision about whether to give shops in Upper Hutt an option to trade on Easter Sunday.  Visit our consultation website for more information about Easter Sunday trading and to make a submission (http://consultation.upperhuttcity.com/).  The submission period closes at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

If you have any questions about the proposed Easter Sunday trading policy, please contact Rachel Chrystall, Policy Advisor, by email Rachel.Chrystall@uhcc.govt.nz or call (04) 527 2169.

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Last updated on 27 Sep 2017