Mahara Lane/Place (Sue Lusk pic)

Starting this week, the council is asking for your views on whether shops should continue to be allowed to open on Easter Sunday.

Shops in Kāpiti have been allowed to choose to open on Easter Sunday since 2017 — see this post — after law changes allowed local councils to decide what was suitable for their district. Like most bylaws, the policy has to be reviewed every five years.

Should the policy be renewed, revoked, or amended? Easter Sunday trading can affect shop owners, staff and their families and others, but it also contributes to the local economy, the vibrancy of the district and convenience for residents and visitors.

Consultation closes midday, Wednesday 26 July.