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
Standard Post, Standard Parcel, Tracked Parcel - Tuesday 20 December
FastPost, Courier Parcel, Courier & Signature Parcel - Thursday 22 December
International sending dates
|International||Australia||South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK & Europe||Rest of the world|
|International Air||Wednesday 7 December||Friday 2 December||Wednesday 30 November|
|International Courier||Monday 12 December||Friday 9 December||Monday 5 December|
|International Express Courier||Wednesday 14 December||Monday 12 December||Friday 9 December|
YouShop delivery date
Last day to pay YouShop postage for delivery from USA, UK & China is Monday 5 December.
|South Canterbury Anniversary day||26 September 2016|
|Hawke's Bay Anniversary day||21 October 2016|
|Labour day||24 October 2016|
|Marlborough Anniversary day||31 October 2016|
|Canterbury Anniversary day||11 November 2016|
|Chatham Islands Anniversary day||28 November 2016|
|Westland Anniversary day||28 November 2016|
|Christmas holiday period||25, 26 and 27 December 2016|
|New Year holiday period||1, 2 and 3 January 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.