NZ Post to redirect mail free-of-charge for Kaikoura residents

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New Zealand Post (NZ Post) has announced that it will redirect the mail of Kaikoura residents to another postal address free of charge for two months after an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the coastal town on November 14, 2016.

Mark Stewart, chief operating officer at New Zealand Post, said, “We want to help those worst affected by the earthquake. The redirection service will be useful to Kaikoura residents and businesses who have had to move out of their house or business, as they’ll be able to have their mail forwarded to a different address.”

“We’ve also made good progress re-establishing deliveries and we’re now getting mail and parcels to most people in and around Kaikoura.”

Stewart said a significant milestone had been reached with the reopening of the town’s PostShop, offering postal, courier and Kiwibank banking services from a new location at 29 West End, Kaikoura.

Mail and parcels are currently being taken into Kaikoura by plane and by the inland road, however, some areas north and south of the town remain inaccessible by road.

Kaikoura residents can arrange the redirection at a PostShop or online by clicking here.

December 5, 2016

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