Retail NZ has called for Wellington City to cement itself as the only major city to allow businesses the choice to trade on Easter Sunday.
The Auckland council has officially rejected the possibility of lifting the ban that prohibits certain retailers from trading on Easter Sunday.
This Easter weekend comes with guidelines for proper surcharging. Retail NZ and Commerce Commission lay down the law of proper Easter trading.
A new policy has passed late last year which allows councils to permit shops to open over Easter Weekend. But as the long weekend draws closer some big cities have missed the chance.