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Big freeze continues to affect mail deliveries


Big freeze continues to affect mail deliveries

*16 August 2011*

Snow and ice have disrupted mail deliveries for a second day running across significant parts of the country.

New Zealand Post spokesman Michael Tull says postal staff have pulled out all the stops to resume mail deliveries where possible – but road closures and icy conditions have created some unavoidable delays. Details of the affected areas follow:

*Region*

*Areas Affected*

*Comments*

*Taranaki*

Stratford

Limited delivery due to icy areas, Posties to assess each street on a case-by-case basis.

*Taranaki*

Eltham

No delivery due to weather

*Manawatu*

Palmerston North, Levin, Feilding

No delivery due to weather

*Wairarapa*

Masterton, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton, Martinborough

No delivery due to weather

*Wairarapa*

Eketahuna, Dannevirke, Ohakune, Raetihi, Waioru, Taihape

No delivery due to weather

*Wellington*

Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti Coast

No delivery due to Wellington Mail Centre being closed overnight, and ongoing weather issues in some suburbs

*Nelson/ Blenheim*

Nelson, Richmond, Takaka, Motueka, Blenheim, Picton, Havelock

Full delivery today - but only delivering yesterday’s mail and locally posted mail due to Christchurch Mail Centre being closed

*Canterbury / West Coast*

Christchurch, Asburton

No delivery due to weather

Timaru, Greymouth

No out-of-town mail received this morning. Only locally posted mail to be processed and delivered

*Lower South Island*

Alexandra, Queenstown, Wanaka, Gore

No delivery due to weather

Dunedin

Delivery to most parts today, Posties to assess each street on a case-by-case basis.

Oamaru

Most areas to be delivered to - except for some streets on hills

*(ends)*

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