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Polar blast forces delays in mail delivery

*Polar blast forces delays in mail delivery*

*15 August 2011*

Heavy snow during the past 24 hours has forced delays in mail deliveries across a broad swathe of the country, New Zealand Post spokesman Michael Tull confirmed this morning.

“We apologise for the inconvenience, but we simply must place the highest priority on protecting the safety of motorists, pedestrians and our own postal staff.

“A regional breakdown of the areas which are affected follows:






Mail could not get through as truck stuck at Dannevirke Only locally posted mail from the weekend will be delivered.



No delivery. Mail could not get through as truck stuck at Dannevirke

*Hawkes Bay*

Napier, Hastings, Waipukurai, Waipawa, Takapau and Bay View

No delivery. Mail could not get through as truck stuck at Dannevirke.


Eltham, Stratford, Manaia & Opunake

No delivery due to weather


Masterton, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton, Martinborough

No delivery due to weather

*Manawatu / Whanganui*

Eketahuna, Dannevirke

Delivery is being attempted, but might not be able to be completed.


Brooklyn, Johnsonville, Newlands, Churton Park, Woodridge, Ngauranga Gorge, Upper Hutt, Stokes Valley, Manor Park

No delivery due to weather

*Nelson / Marlborough*

Nelson, Blenheim.

Limited delivery due to mail arriving late because of weather.


Christchurch, Ashburton

No delivery due to weather

*Lower South Island*

Oamaru, Dunedin, Mosgiel, Balcutha, Gore, Alexandra, Queenstown, Wanaka.

No delivery due to weather


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