Some postage rates to rise from 1 July 2014

20 March 2014

The standard letter rate – the cost of sending a medium sized letter by Standard Post within New Zealand – will rise by 10 cents, from 70 cents to 80 cents, from 1 July 2014.

It was last increased two years ago. The price of premium letter services (FastPost and BoxLink) remains at current levels. The price for some larger items will decrease.

New Zealand Post is working more efficiently and will continue to find savings but the increase in postage is also necessary to maintain a national postal service in the face of higher costs, more delivery points and lower mail volumes.

Large Standard Post letters sent within New Zealand will also rise by 20 cents, from $1.40 to $1.60. Extra large and oversize letters will be merged as an oversize letter; the new postage required to send them within New Zealand will be $2.40 – 40 cents less than the current oversize letter price.   

Postage to send standard parcels within New Zealand will also change. This includes untracked parcels, which will increase by between 10 cents and $1 depending on the size of the parcel and whether it is self-wrapped or in one of New Zealand Post’s postage included bags.

Sending overseas

The postage required to send aerogrammes, postcards and medium and large letters to any destination overseas will increase by 10 cents.

The price to send extra large and oversize letters overseas will increase by between 10 cents and 30 cents depending on the destination.

Parcels sent overseas will increase by an average of 4%. 

The International Economy parcel service will be withdrawn. These parcels can be sent by International Air.