Big brands called out for breaching Easter trading laws

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 5 Apr 2021, 10:10AM
Easter trading hours are advertised at a New World supermarket in Wānaka. Photo / ODT
Easter trading hours are advertised at a New World supermarket in Wānaka. Photo / ODT

Big brands called out for breaching Easter trading laws

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 5 Apr 2021, 10:10AM

A warning from the Government that everyone needs to play by the rules, when it comes to closing on public holidays.

Two New World stores in Wanaka face $1000 fines for opening over Easter.

Workplace relations minister Michael Wood admits the current fines aren't a major deterrent, to stop businesses breaching Easter trading laws.

But told Tim Dower he's disappointed the supermarkets deliberately and openly flouted the law.

"They can make their justifications for breaking the law, but New Zealand is ultimately a nation of laws."

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