As Easter approaches it can be a stressful time for people who aren’t lovers of chocolate, and yes they exist. So this Easter the retail sector has started eggsperimenting with options available for everyone.
Spending momentum across the country slowed down in the month of March, but growth in the regions was notably higher than that of Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury. Out of all the regions, Paymark data shows Bay of Plenty was bolstered by strong Easter spending and had the highest annual spending growth of 13.4 percent.
While we all tucked into hot cross buns over the long weekend, around the world people enjoyed the Easter tradition in a variety of food forms, including an Easter-flavoured gin.
A passionate debate has been playing out in the public sphere over the proposed Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill before parliament. We’ve rounded up a selection of views for and against the Bill from around the web, and invite you to share yours.