Stuff co.nz 15 December 2016
Family First Comment: Another good decision
Easter Sunday will stay shopping-spree free next year, with Nelson City Council voting to keep stores closed.
Nelson City Councillors voted at a meeting on Thursday to retain the status quo, meaning Nelson stores will not be allowed to trade on Easter Sunday, except for those businesses with exemptions under the Shop Trading Hours Act.
The Government changed the law in September giving regional authorities the power to decide on Easter trading in their areas.
The staff recommendation to Nelson councillors was not to pursue an Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy.
The Tasman District Council also voted in favour of the status quo earlier this month.
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