The Easter weekend came and went, and while some shops opened if they had the choice, others didn't. The executive chairman of property, design and research specialist agency RCG, Paul Keane takes a look at the arguments for and against making a sweeping change to the Easter trading laws across the board.
For retailers in New Zealand’s largest cities, the Easter break may be just another weekend, sales-wise. But for smaller towns around the country, the holiday is a goldmine in terms of tourism spending, yet many shops are forced to shut for two days out of four.
Though the change to Easter trading laws has been touted by a win by most, the country’s biggest secondhand car retailer disagrees. 2 Cheap Cars says the Government passing the buck onto local councils will result in more delays and indecision, rather than helping businesses.
The executive chairman of property, design and research specialist agency RCG, Paul Keane, discusses the four key reasons why we should respect New Zealand's current Easter trading laws.
Fashion retailer Annah Stretton has launched an attack on “farcical” Easter trading laws.