New Zealand Post Group services in quake-affected areas back on track

5 September 2010

The majority of New Zealand Post Group services will be operating as normal in quake-affected areas in Canterbury.

There will be postal deliveries as usual apart from areas where access is restricted. Deliveries were suspended on Saturday in the immediate aftermath of the quake.

New Zealand Post Group’s courier services – Pace, CourierPost and Roadstar are operational and it will be business as usual apart from areas where access is restricted.

Most PostShops across Canterbury will be open, however three outlets will definitely be closed. The Cathedral Square North and Colombo Street South PostShops will be closed as they are in the cordoned-off CBD area. The Kaiapoi PostShop will not be opening due to structural damage. There may also be a delay in the opening of the Merivale PostShop while structural damage is inspected.

Canterbury-based New Zealand Post staff have worked hard over the weekend to ensure the postal network is operational on Monday.

While the main mail processing centre in Christchurch shut down immediately following the quake, it is fully operational again and the processing backlog has just about been cleared. Mail Centre leader Joe Cannon said the attitude of staff has been impressive.

“Several of our people have been badly affected by the quake, but we had a great turnout today as they were conscious that the mail had to be processed. They knew they had to get the job done,” Mr Cannon said.