Mailing dates & times
Find out when to send your letters, cards, parcels and presents to family and friends to get there before the next special occasion.
|Queen's Birthday||2 June 2015|
|South Canterbury Anniversary day||28 September 2015|
|Hawke's Bay Anniversary day||23 October 2015|
|Labour day||26 October 2015|
|Marlborough Anniversary day||2 November 2015|
|Canterbury Anniversary day||13 November 2015|
|Chatham Islands Anniversary day||30 November 2015|
|Westland Anniversary day||30 November 2015|
|Christmas holiday period||25, 26 and 27 December 2015|
|New Year holiday period||1, 2 and 3 January 2016|
|Wellington Anniversary day||25 January 2016|
|Auckland/Northland Anniversary day||1 February 2016|
|Nelson Anniversary day||1 February 2016|
|Waitangi day||6 February 2016|
|Taranaki Anniversary day||14 March 2016|
|Otago Anniversary day||21 March 2016|
|Easter holiday period||25 - 28 March 2016|
|Southland Anniversary day||29 March 2016|
|ANZAC day||25 April 2016|
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.
Terms and conditions
The standard terms and conditions of the products and services offered by New Zealand Post Limited, including information on the extent of our liability, are set out in the Public Contract and the Postal Users' Guide. They are also available for reference at PostShop stores and selected New Zealand Post retail outlets.
You can expect that items will usually arrive at their destination within the delivery target specified. Because New Zealand Post does not directly control all parts of the delivery chain, we cannot guarantee that your item 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. For information on our delivery targets for international destinations, view our guide to World Zones.
The required postage is the value of postage required for New Zealand Post to carry the item. Actual price paid may vary instore. The required postage and specifications are subject to change.
Compensation, restricted & prohibited items
Before sending mail items, make sure your item is safe to send and will be covered if it goes missing or is damaged. Make sure you read about compensation, restricted & prohibited items.
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