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Easter 2011

Kent
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Easter 2011

We will be travelling in the North Island over the easter weekend. Will shops etc. be open?

Whangarei, Northland
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1. Re: Easter 2011

Hi there

Generally, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, a lot of shops will be closed as they are not legally allowed to open.

In theory, bars are not allowed to serve alcohol on Good Friday, but I think they are allowed to if you order food (funny archiac law). You just need to check in whatever town you are in, as the enforcement of this law varies a little bit from place to place.

Some shops will be open for some time over those 2 days, but depends exactly where you are as to what is open.

Easter Saturday is a normal trading day.

Generally, tourism related activities should be operating.

Wellington, NZ
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2. Re: Easter 2011

See this link for more detail on what is legally allowed to be open/sold:

www.ers.dol.govt.nz/audienceinfo/shop.html

Christchurch
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3. Re: Easter 2011

Hi

Also note that most shops will be closed Easter Monday morning until 1pm as this year ANZAC day falls on Easter Monday (25 April 2011).

cheers

Kiwi

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