NZ Post offers free redirection service to Kaikoura residents

2 December 2016

New Zealand Post is offering Kaikoura residents a free two-month redirection service following the earthquake.

Kaikoura residents will be able to have their mail redirected to another postal address free of charge for two months from when they apply. They can arrange the redirection at a PostShop or online at

“We want to help those worst affected by the earthquake,” says Chief Operating Officer, Mark Stewart. “The redirection service will be useful to Kaikoura residents and businesses who have had to move out of their house or business, as they’ll be able to have their mail forwarded to a different address.”

Mark Stewart says a significant milestone has been reached this week with the reopening of the PostShop in Kaikoura offering postal, courier and Kiwibank banking services from a new location at 29 West End, Kaikoura.

“We’ve also made good progress re-establishing deliveries and we’re now getting mail and parcels to most people in and around Kaikoura,” says Mark Stewart.

Mail and parcels are being taken into Kaikoura by plane and by the inland road (weather permitting). Mail is being delivered in the town and to the majority of RD1 & 2 customers. Limited deliveries are also being made to RD3 customers.

Some areas north and south of the town remain inaccessible by road from Kaikoura. However, plans are being put in place to begin limited deliveries to those areas next week, accessing Clarence and Kekerengu by road from Blenheim, and accessing Goose Bay and Oaro by road from Christchurch.