Thursday, 24th August, 2017
The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has previously submitted to Auckland Councillors strongly recommending that Auckland Council adopt a policy giving all Auckland shops the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not to trade on Easter Sunday.
“This has been our consistent recommendation in our submissions to Government and Council over many years,” said Auckland Chamber head, Michael Barnett.
The issue is about freedom of choice, equality and the right of people – shop owners and staff, regular customers and tourists – to decide for themselves what they want to do on Easter Sunday.
If someone wants to work or shop over Easter – as at any other time – then it should be their decision.