Proposed Easter Sunday Trading Shop Policy

17 January 2017

The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 was recently amended to enable territorial authorities to decide whether to allow shops to trade on Easter Sundays.

We are seeking your submission on a proposal to enable shops to open on Easter Sundays throughout New Plymouth District. If agreed, shops will be able to determine whether or not to open on Easter Sundays. There will be no compulsion for them to do so.

Consultation opens on 18 January and runs until 20 February 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submission forms and copies of the statement of proposal are available from the Civic Centre or service centres in Bell Block, Inglewood and Waitara and online at