Are you happy with Easter decision?
Last week, Porirua City Council ruled out Easter Trading for retailers in favour for keeping the status quo.
On Neighbourly the decision was met with almost unanimous praise by people saying it meant more time with families.
NOEL MCCABE FROM TAWA
Great result, I hope this will lead to more people having some relaxing down time with friends and family.
PAUL TOMLINSON FROM TAWA
Sorry I don’t agree with this. If we are using Easter as a benchmark then why not any other public holiday?
A lot of people these days have to work on these holidays now so downtime does not apply to these families, also if businesses are prepared to pay their staff appropriately to work these days then why shouldn’t they be able to?
And as for public consultation well that means nothing, councils will do what they want as they have proved over and over again.
FIONA WRIGHT FROM ASCOT PARK
This is fantastic news and long may the shops stay closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
We are retired now but my husband worked in retail for years, Easter Sunday became a family day for us and again this Easter Sunday our little family that has swelled to 16 will all gather together which we look forward to.
The Easter egg hunt for our grandchildren is the highlight. Thank you PCC.
LISA PARAMASINO FROM WHITBY
I agree this is wonderful news. More time with family!
ANNE VAN BLERK FROM TAWA
I agree - I currently work in retail and would love to be able to spend Easter Sunday with my family.
SALA NIMAROTA FROM CANNONS CREEK
Yes I made a submission and glad that Porirua City Council made the right decision with shops not opening on Easter Sunday.
HEIDRUN LEHMANN FROM TAWA
Great! Give everyone a break!
The council said dog poo poses a health issue for their staff and they want dog owners to take more responsibility. We asked what you thought: HELEN TWEEDIE FROM WHITBY
As a regular walker around Whitby’s walkways I think it’s definitely better than it used to be as far as cleaner paths go but obviously harder to tell in the long grass which I avoid for that very reason! I feel sorry for the council workers as it must be disgusting and there are certainly heaps of dogs in Whitby.
MARG PEARCE FROM WHITBY
I don’t know what is worse. A number of people picking up their dog poo are throwing the bags in the bushes, and those of us who regularly clean up around Whitby have to pick up this secondhand poo. There are a number of bins within the distance dog walkers travel and they need to smarten up.
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Retailers will not be given the choice to open their stores on Easter Sunday.