Enabling the community to be an integral part of a decision about whether trading on Easter Sunday should be approved, Council has agreed to draft and consult on an Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy.
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ON LOCAL EASTER SUNDAY TRADING
After receiving requests from local businesses and the Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce, councillors agreed to consult on a local district policy for Easter Sunday trading, which is a new option for local bodies under recent changes to the Shop Trading Hours Act.
You can read more and see the draft policy in the statement of proposal.
Having the debate
This is a topic that the Council continues to receive inquiries on from a range of viewpoints in local business, churches, as well as the wider community.
We value the community’s thoughts and contributions to this process.
The consultation process and making submissions
Submissions can be made online (from 8am Monday 4 September) or written. Submission forms are available from libraries and service centres.
Written submissions need to be marked ‘Proposed Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy’. Submissions can be lodged via one of the following methods of delivery:
Closing date for submissions is 4pm, Sunday 8 October 2017.
There will be an opportunity for the public to speak directly to the mayor and councillors at an oral hearing on 9 November 2017.
There are links to further information about the legislation that enables this policy work at the bottom of this page.
If you wish to speak to someone at the Council with further questions about this process and how you could contribute to consultation, you can contact our Principal Policy Advisor, Sam Hutcheson 04 2964 818 or email: EasterSundayTrading@kapiticoast.govt.nz
Media can contact the Communications team in the first instance.
What could happen after consultation?
If a policy is adopted following the consultation phase this year, Easter Sunday trading could come into effect in 2018. This would allow time for businesses to plan and work with their employees on how they might implement a policy.
Links to other useful information and advice about Easter Sunday Trading
These links may be useful if you are thinking about getting involved in consultation.
Q&A on the legislation change (including advice to employers and employees)