Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Kiwi Kids Ask Santa For COVID Cure As Part Of Write To Santa With NZ Post

NZ Post has been working closely this Christmas with Santa and his elves, to ensure Kiwi kids receive a response to their letters.

"Once again, we're proud to be offering the magical connection of writing to Santa and have already received thousands of letters from Kiwi kids," saysNZ Post General Manager of Consumer Marketing and Brand, Sarah Sandoval.

Last year NZ Post responded to over 70,000 letters to Santa, with replies in two of our official languages – te reo Māori and English. Popular items on Kiwi kids' wish lists were bikes, gaming consoles and Lego. While these were still high on the list for many, this year there were many heartfelt messages, with Kiwi kids asking for a cure for COVID-19, jobs for their parents and to be able to see overseas family again.

"It really goes to show how compassionate and caring Kiwi kids are - they've really taken on board the message to be kind," says Sarah.

NZ Post launched a brand-new interactive website this year, where kids can send Santa an online letter - aswell as having special access to Santa’s Ho Ho Homepage.

"Over 28,000 kids have visited Santa's Ho Ho Homepage and read Santa's emails, browsed holiday snaps and played games - with Santa's Gift Guesser game proving most popular" says Sarah.

While the deadline has passed to have postcard responses received in the mail, Kiwi kids can still send Santa an online message up until 5:00pm, Wednesday 23 December and will receive an email response. Responses to online letters will arrive to you the very next day, and you can choose to have your reply in te reo Māori or English.

To make and send a digital postcard, visitwww.nzpost.co.nz/writetosanta

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Demise Of The Tokyo Olympics

As the Covid vaccines roll out around the world, the Tokyo Olympics are looming as a major test of when (and whether) something akin to global normality can return – to international travel, to global tourism, to professional sport and to mass gatherings of human beings. Currently though, it looks like a forlorn hope that Japan will be able to host the Olympics in late July. Herd immunity on any significant scale seems possible only by December 2021, at the earliest... More>>

 

Oranga Tamariki: Chief Executive Grainne Moss Steps Down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More>>

ALSO:

USA: Prime Minister Congratulates President Joe Biden On His Inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter ... More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>

ALSO:

A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Public Housing Plan Announced

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON DR MEGAN WOODS The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government ... More>>

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>

ALSO:

Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels