Connecting communities

We’re supporting selected organisations with free domestic courier services for a year.

Connecting communities

We’re supporting selected organisations with free domestic courier services for a year.

We’re providing a year's worth of free domestic courier services to selected community organisations who, like us, have connecting communities at the heart of what they do.

Applications are now closed. Come back from 17 May to find out which selected community organisations we will be supporting and to vote for your favourite to receive an extra year of free domestic courier services.

Terms for participation in community programme

  1. Applications to take part in the Programme are open to all New Zealand-based organisations. Please consider the extent to which your organisation meets the evaluation criteria when deciding whether to apply. Organisations associated with employees and contractors of New Zealand Post Limited and their immediate families are eligible to apply but must declare a conflict of interest.
  2. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, 30 April 2021
  3. To apply, you must submit an online application form, including as much detail in the answers as possible to enable NZ Post to evaluate your application against the published evaluation criteria. NZ Post takes no responsibility for any technical issues which may delay or prevent you from applying by the required time.
  4. Only one application will be accepted per organisation, but the application may include more than one project.
  5. Each applicant will be notified by email by Tuesday, 1 June 2021whether they have been accepted to participate in the Programme, including the value of free courier services offered. The evaluation panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Successful applicants (participants) for the Programme will receive:
    • free courier services, up to the maximum amount applied for, for the purpose of the project for which you have applied. Your entitlement to free courier services is not transferable, cannot be exchanged for cash, and. and lapses on 30 June 2022 – all courier pickups booked on or after 1 July 2022 will be charged at standard rates;
    • the opportunity to be chosen to be entered into the People’s Choice (external) voting process, in which the New Zealand public will vote through the NZ Post website for their favourite organisation to receive an extra year’s worth of free courier services.
  7. In order to redeem the free courier services, NZ Post will set participants up to use eShip (if not already using this tool). Once eShip is implemented, you can start using your free courier services. Any courier services booked before this date, or at any time using other channels, will be charged at standard rates, and no refund or credit will be provided.
  8. Use of NZ Post’s services implies full acceptance of NZ Post’s for those services (or your current contract with NZ Post if you have one), including as to delivery targets, addressing and packaging, compensation, your liability and prohibited items.
  9. The winner of the People’s Choice (external) award will be notified by 28 June 2021. The winner of this award will receive [a further year’s entitlement to free courier services, of the same amount as awarded under the Programme, from 1 July 2022, lapsing 30 June 2023, and is not transferable to the 2022 financial year. The same terms apply to use of these services, as services under the main Programme.
  10. NZ Post is collecting your details only for the purpose of the Programme. Information held about unsuccessful applicants will only be used to notify you about the next Programme application opportunity. You may look at and correct any personal information that we hold about you.
  11. By agreeing to participate in the Programme, each participant acknowledges that they consent to
    • NZ Post’s use of the participant‘s imagery and information for external People’s Choice award voting and for marketing of the Programme, and general NZ Post PR purposes in consultation with each participant; and
    • provide reporting, interviews and imagery highlighting the impact their project and the courier services supplied have had.

Your application to participate implies full acceptance of these Terms