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Rural Women NZ launches ‘Postman pat-on-the-back Awards’

3 August 2012

Rural Women NZ launches ‘Postman pat-on-the-back Awards’

Change may be on its way for the rural postal service, but one thing will stay the same – our love for our rural posties and the way they go the extra mile for rural communities.

To celebrate the great service our rural delivery contractors provide, Rural Women New Zealand is launching a Postman pat-on-the-back Award.

“There are some heart-warming stories out there about posties who go above and beyond to make sure the mail gets through,” says RWNZ national president, Liz Evans.

“We’ve heard of posties who find the right home for mail addressed only with first names, who telephone first before delivering large parcels or who leave sweet treats in letterboxes.”

And in a crisis the rural delivery contractors can be a lifeline. During floods, when bridges have been washed away, rural posties have been known to deliver supplies by boat to people whose road access is cut off.

To share your special story about your rural delivery contractor, go to the Rural Women New Zealand page on Facebook. Entries close on Friday 31 August.

The top 10 stories will be published on Facebook, with prizes for the winners and their postie.


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