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WDC adopts Local Easter Sunday Trading policy

1 Mar 2017

Waitomo District Council (WDC) adopted its Local Easter Sunday Trading Policy at the 28th February monthly Council meeting.

Public consultation was carried out in the period 7 December 2016 to 27 January 2017.

A total of five submissions were received – all in support of allowing shops throughout the Waitomo District to open on Easter Sunday if they choose. The reasoning given by submitters for supporting the proposal focused on the benefit to visiting tourists as well as the local community who would have the choice to shop on Easter Sunday.

On the basis of the submissions received Council agreed to make no changes to the proposed Draft Policy.

The Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy becomes operative today Wednesday 1 March 2017.