Easter trading law repeal bill drawn from ballot

Easter trading law repeal bill drawn from ballot
Most shops, including supermarkets, cannot open on Good Friday or Easter Sunday, but a bill drawn from the ballot may change that.
John Anthony
New Zealand’s Easter trading laws will be up for debate, and could be repealed, after a member's bill to liberalise the rules was drawn from the ballot.Act MP Cameron Luxton’s Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill was pulled from the ballot.Luxton said businesses should not be forced to close at Easter and adults should be allowed to buy an alcoholic drink if they wanted.“My member’s bill will remove a burden on businesses by relieving the...

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