Proposed Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy

Closed 9 May 2017

Opened 9 Mar 2017


The opportunity to provide feedback to proposed Easer Sunday Trading Polcy has now closed.

To view submissions received for this consultation, please scroll down to the heading "Related" and select Submissions link.




Why We Are Consulting

Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on the proposed Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy which will enable trading on Easter Sunday.

Due to a recent change in the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990, Councils can now adopt a policy giving shops the option to open on Easter Sunday.

Hamilton City Council’s proposed policy allows shops the option to open on Easter Sunday. The policy applies to all shops within the Hamilton City boundary and no shop is required to open if they do not want to.

The policy only applies to Easter Sunday and does not apply to Good Friday or Easter Monday.

If Council decides, following consultation, not to adopt a policy, the current situation applies and only shops which have a current exemption will be allowed to trade on Easter Sunday (exempted shop types are listed in the statement of proposal).

Click on the links and documents below to view the statement of proposal, including proposed policy and to give feedback.


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What Happens Next

A Council Hearing is scheduled Thursday 22 June 2017 in Council Chambers.


  • Hamilton


  • Hamilton residents


  • Everyone