UPDATED: Gore retailers rule out Easter Sunday trading

  • News
  • September 20, 2016
  • Elly Strang
UPDATED: Gore retailers rule out Easter Sunday trading
Chanelle Purser (far right) and the Carvin Streetwear staff.

Local retail organisation GoRetail have decided that Gore shop doors will stay closed on Easter Sunday. Carvin Streetwear owner Chanelle Purser explains their reasoning.

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Easter Sunday trading given the green light

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  • August 26, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Easter Sunday trading given the green light

The decision on whether to let shops open on Easter Sunday is now up to local councils, as the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill has passed its third reading. Retail workers now also have the right to refuse to work on the day without any consequences from their employer.

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Editor's view: Let consumers shop over their Easter break

  • Opinion
  • May 16, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Editor's view: Let consumers shop over their Easter break

As with many consumers, The Register and NZRetail editor Sarah Dunn's working hours mean she is largely unable to shop during the week. She argues in favour of lifting Easter trading restrictions.

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Tourist towns experience sales boom over Easter weekend

  • News
  • April 6, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Tourist towns experience sales boom over Easter weekend

While a debate was raging over whether shops should open over Easter, stores that did open experienced a sales increase of 13 percent on average. Towns that fared particularly well were tourism hotspots, including Wanaka, Mount Maunganui and Mangawhai.

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Tourism NZ joins Retail NZ in criticising Easter trading bill

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  • January 25, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Tourism NZ joins Retail NZ in criticising Easter trading bill

With Easter fast approaching, its trading laws are a talking point once again. Tourism New Zealand has backed Retail NZ’s stance and is calling for a national approach to the laws. This follows the bill introduced by the Government last year that puts local councils in control of Easter trading hours.

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