Easter Trading Policy

Matamata-Piako District Council has voted in favour of adopting a new policy to give businesses the option of opening on Easter Sunday.

While the central government directive has given councils the power to determine if shops should be able to open on Easter Sunday, the decision of whether to open or not is still up to the business owner.

Additionally, employees cannot be forced to work Easter Sunday even if the shop is open.

The Council received 80 submissions on the draft policy, with opinion split on opening on Easter Sunday.

Following a hearing of submitters to the policy Council voted it in.

The policy takes effect from Easter Sunday 2018.

View the Easter Trading Policy (pdf, 194kb)