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.
Sending dates for Christmas
Sending within New Zealand dates
Due to the disruptions to the road network within the South Island, customers should consider lodging Standard Post, ParcelPost, ParcelPost Tracked, and Economy CourierPost items moving between the North & South Islands a day earlier (by Monday 19 December).
Standard Post, ParcelPost, ParcelPost Tracked - Tuesday 20 December
FastPost, Courier Parcel, Courier & Signature Parcel - Thursday 22 December
YouShop delivery date
Last day to pay YouShop postage for delivery from USA, UK & China is Monday 5 December.
|New Year holiday period||1, 2 and 3 January 2017|
|Waitangi Day||6 February 2017|
|Good Friday||14 April 2017|
|Easter Monday||17 April 2017|
|ANZAC Day||25 April 2017|
|Queen's Birthday||5 June 2017|
|Labour Day||23 October 2017|
|Christmas Day||25 December 2017|
|Boxing Day||26 December 2017|
|Auckland||30 January 2017|
|Taranaki||13 March 2017|
|Hawke's Bay||20 October 2017|
|Wellington||23 January 2017|
|Marlborough||30 October 2017|
|Nelson||30 January 2017|
|Canterbury||17 November 2017|
|Canterbury (South)||25 September 2017|
|Westland||4 December 2017|
|Otago||20 March 2017|
|Southland||18 April 2017|
|Chatham Islands||27 November 2017|
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.