This year’s Boxing Day (December 26) lands on a Sunday, which causes problems for retailers due to various laws that restrict them to only be open between noon and 6 p.m.

Labour Minister Jennifer Howard says she will propose a bill to extend Sunday shopping hours – but for this Boxing Day only.

The last time Boxing Day landed on a Sunday was in 2004. Retailers were only allowed to open doors at noon and lost a lot in potential sales compared to other Boxing Days.


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