Are you happy with Easter de­ci­sion?

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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.

AND ON THE SUB­JECT OF POO

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Re­tail­ers will not be given the choice to open their stores on Easter Sun­day.

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