See the public and regional holidays that can affect delivery times.
|Public holiday||2021 Dates|
|Waitangi Day||6 February - observed 8 February|
|Good Friday||2 April|
|Easter Monday||5 April|
|ANZAC Day||25 April - observed 26 April|
|Queen's Birthday||7 June|
|Labour Day||25 October|
|Christmas Day||25 December - observed 27 December|
|Boxing Day||26 December - observed 28 December|
|Auckland||29 January - observed 1 February|
|Otago||23 March - observed 22 March|
|Southland||17 January - observed 6 April|
|South Canterbury||16 December - observed 27 September|
|Hawke's Bay||1 November - observed 22 October|
|Canterbury||16 December - observed 12 November|
|Westland||1 December - observed ;29 November|
|Chatham Islands||30 November< - observed 29 November|
Please allow one to two extra working days for delivery when sending over the above periods.
Delivery targets are guidelines only and we do not guarantee that your item will reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to and from rural or remote areas may take longer. For the purpose of delivery targets, the day in which a mail item is accepted by us is day zero. If you post an item over the counter in a New Zealand Post retail outlet after that day’s final clearance, day zero will be the next working day.
You can expect that items sent overseas will usually arrive at their destination within the timeframe specified for each service. Because we do not directly control all parts of the delivery chain, we cannot guarantee that your items will always reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to areas outside major cities, or where your item is dutiable or held in Customs, may take longer.