The Deed of Understanding

The Deed of Understanding is a legal arrangement between the Government and New Zealand Post. It sets out certain obligations for our business.

2013 Deed of Understanding (Deed of Amendment and Restatement)

Compliance with the Deed is monitored by means of information disclosure regulations. The Deed requires New Zealand Post to continue to provide a universal postal service.

Read the Deed of Amendment and Restatement (PDF, 4.7MB) between New Zealand Post and the Crown. This amends and restates the Principal Deed (see the 1998 Deed of Understanding).

1998 Deed of Understanding

Compliance with the Deed is monitored by means of information disclosure regulations. The Deed requires New Zealand Post to continue to provide a universal postal service.

Read the full Deed of Understanding (PDF - 14KB) between New Zealand Post and the Crown and the 15 December 2010 variation (PDF - 96KB).

29 January 2013

New Zealand Post has welcomed the release of its proposal and discussion document regarding postal services for public submissions.

The document contains New Zealand Post's proposal to update the Deed of Understanding (“the Deed”) it has with the Government regarding standard letter delivery and postal outlet services.

Read our questions and answers about the proposal.

Read our media release New Zealand Post seeks flexibility for the future