Story: Shops

Sunday trading cartoon, 1989

Sunday trading cartoon, 1989

As shop trading hours were liberalised during the 1980s, Saturday trading returned. The next obvious target was Sunday. Calls from churches that this should be a day of rest (or worship) did not carry much weight, as most New Zealanders no longer attended church.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-143-017
Cartoon by Eric Heath

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Unions, pay and working hours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 March 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016