Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Christchurch, for the following places (subject to necessary alterations) as under • Friday, December 24. For Northern Ports, per Penguin, at 7.30 p.m. ; guard’s van, 8.30 p.m. train. A supplementary mail per Penguin for late fee letters only will bo closed on Saturday, 25th December (Christmas Day), at 7-30 p.m. Friday, December 31. For the United Kingdom, via San Francisco, &c., as under :—Money orders and registered letters, at 5 p.m.; books and newspapers, at 9 p.m.; ordinary letters, at 10 p.m. A supplementary mail will be closed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January, 1, 1881. Late fee letters may be posted in the guard’s van attached to the 8.30 p.m train on Saturday, January 1.
On Saturday, December 25th (Christmas Day), all branches of the Post Office will be closed. On Saturday, Ist January (Nc\v_ Year’s Day), all branches of the Post Office will be closed.
Mails close at the Ashburton Post Office, as follows :
For Christchurch and North at 5.30 a. m. 10 a.in., and 5 p.m., daily. For Chertsey Rakaia, &c., at 10 a. ra. and 5 p. m. daily. For Dunedin, Tinwald, Winslow, Hinds, i&aldstream, Rangitata, Orari, Winchester, and Geraldine, at 10 a.m. daily. For Temuka, at 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., daily. For Timaru and South, at G a.m., 10 a.m., and 4.20 p.m., daily. For Greenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge, on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 10.30 am. For Ashton, Waterton and Longbeach, at 4.30 p.m. daily. For Wakanui, Elgin, and Seafield, on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 6 a. m.
Mails arrive at the Ashburton Post Office—
From Christchurch and Rakaia at 10.25 a. m., 4.35 p. m., and 7.50 p. m. From Chertsey, &c. at 10.25 a.m. daily. From Dunedin and intermediate places at 5.35 p. m. daily. Frsm Temuka and Timaru at 10.15 a.m. 5.35 p.m > and 8.15 p.m. daily. From Greenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. From Ashton, Waterton, and Longbeach at 10 a. m. daily. From Wakanui, Elgin, and Seafield on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2.30 p.m.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 224, 23 December 1880
MAIL NOTICES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 224, 23 December 1880
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