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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:


*Areas Affected*




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



No delivery due to weather


Palmerston North, Levin, Feilding

No delivery due to weather


Masterton, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton, Martinborough

No delivery due to weather


Eketahuna, Dannevirke, Ohakune, Raetihi, Waioru, Taihape

No delivery due to weather


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


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


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



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