NZ Post advising of delays in the lead up to Christmas

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 30, 2022 |

NZ Post is advising customers to expect some delays for mail items in the lead up to Christmas.

The delay is due to the temporary removal of electric buggies from the service.

Chief Operating Officer Brendon Main said “New Zealanders can expect some mail items to be delayed in some areas of the country over the next few days.”

These delays will only impact items delivered by posties through our Paxster fleet – not courier items or rural delivery.

“Our technical experts have discovered an issue in the rear suspension of three Paxsters and as a precautionary measure we have decided to remove them so we can carry out further checks.

While we carry out the checks, our posties will in some locations use bicycles, e-bikes or walk where possible, but there will be some delays to mail items.” 

Normal mail services will resume in rounds across the country as each Paxster passes its check or is repaired – so delays could differ in different locations. 

Main said it’s too early to tell exactly how long mail delays could be, but customers will be kept updated on the NZ Post website.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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