Restrictions on trading over Easter have frustrated Auckland retailers who are desperate for business in the wake of four Covid-19 lockdowns, Stuff reports. Only shops selling certain goods (such as dairies, service stations, and pharmacies) can legally trade on Easter Sunday, and those breaching conditions can be fined up to $1000. However, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said critics have left it too late, as the process to change trading rules can take over a year. He also noted Auckland Council has received no direct requests to change Easter trading restrictions until now.
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