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New Zealand Post Services in the quake-affected area

Update on New Zealand Post Services in the quake-affected area
Sunday 27 February 2011


Limited postal services will resume on Tuesday 1 March. The extent of where can deliver to and pick up mail from is dependent on what areas are cleared by the authorities, are deemed safe for our staff to access, and also on staff availability.

For those addresses where we cannot deliver, New Zealand Post will hold the mail at an alternative location for pickup where a redirection is not in place. Details of pickup sites will be published from Tuesday 1 March.


Free Mail Redirection
New Zealand Post is providing free mail redirection services for residential customers in the earthquake affected areas.


PostShop/Kiwibank stores and box lobbies
The following PostShop/Kiwibank stores in the Christchurch/Canterbury area will be open on Monday 28 February;

• Allenton (including box lobby)
• Amberly (including box lobby)
• Ashburton
• Avonhead (including box lobby)
• Darfield (including box lobby)
• Edgeware (including box lobby)
• Halswell (including box lobby)
• Hornby (including box lobby)
• Leeston (including box lobby)
• Lincoln (incuuding box lobby)
• Oxford (including box lobby)
• Papanui (including box lobby)
• Parklands (including box lobby)
• Phillipstown (including box lobby)
• Rangiora (including box lobby)
• Tower Junction (including box lobby)

Box lobbies at the following locations will also be open; Bekenham, Christchurch Airport, Doyleston, Dunsandal, Duavchelle, Harewood, Hororata, Ilam, Kirwee, Little River, North Avon, Rolleston, Tai Tapu, Templeton, Woodend.

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