Northwood PostShop Kiwibank to open 8 June

4 June 2010

A brand new PostShop Kiwibank store is to open in Northwood Shopping Centre at 1 Radcliffe Road on Tuesday, 8 June.

New Zealand Post Retail Head of Marketing and Operations Scott Pollard says the opening has been planned for some time after a review of the wider area showed significant population growth and a need for New Zealand Post services.

"Customers will be able to carry out their postal, bill payment and Kiwibank services at the new store which will feature three counters and one meeting room in addition to a new onsite private box lobby.

"It will be fitted out with our new design which is being rolled out progressively to our 33 PostShop Kiwibank stores nationwide.

"The new design provides customers with a bright fresh feel and a colour palette and graphics that feature images and tones of the iconic Pohutukawa tree.

"Designed by Kiwis and built by Kiwis the look provides customers with a more user-friendly and accessible space in which to do business with us. For instance there are easy to navigate paths which lead to the counters and wider aisles and desks and counters at an appropriate height for those in wheelchairs," said Mr Pollard.

There is also a focus on sustainability in store with energy efficient lighting.

The Northwood PostShop Kiwibank will be run as a corporate owned store until a franchise operator is confirmed.

The store's opening hours will be 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.