Polar blast forces delays in mail delivery
Heavy snow during the past 24 hours has forced delays in mail deliveries across a broad swathe of the country, New Zealand Post spokesman Michael Tull confirmed this morning.
“We apologise for the inconvenience, but we simply must place the highest priority on protecting the safety of motorists, pedestrians and our own postal staff."
A regional breakdown of the areas which are affected follows:
|Gisborne||Gisborne||Mail could not get through as truck stuck at Dannevirke. Only locally posted mail from the weekend will be delivered.|
|Gisborne||Wairoa||No delivery. Mail could not get through as truck stuck at Dannevirke.|
|Hawkes Bay||Napier, Hastings, Waipukurai, Waipawa, Takapau and Bay View.||No delivery. Mail could not get through as truck stuck at Dannevirke.|
|Taranaki||Eltham, Stratford, Manaia and Opunake.||No delivery due to weather.|
|Wairarapa||Masterton, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Martinborough.||No delivery due to weather.|
|Manawatu / Whanganui||Eketahuna and Dannevirke.||Delivery is being attempted, but might not be able to be completed.|
|Wellington||Brooklyn, Johnsonville, Newlands, Churton Park, Woodridge, Ngauranga Gorge, Upper Hutt, Stokes Valley and Manor Park.||No delivery due to weather.|
|Nelson / Marlborough||Nelson and Blenheim.||Limited delivery due to mail arriving late because of weather.|
|Canterbury||Christchurch and Ashburton||No delivery due to weather.|
|Lower South Island||Oamaru, Dunedin, Mosgiel, Balcutha, Gore, Alexandra, Queenstown and Wanaka.||No delivery due to weather.|