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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

The following are the regulations under which parceWwill be accepted and transmitted to the United Kingdom :— Parcels will only be forwarded by the steamers of the New Zealand Shipping Company, Limited, and the Shaw-Saville- Albion Company Limited. . . A parcel for transmission must not exceed I lib m weight. 3ft 6in m length, or 6ft m length and girth combined. Parcels of the maximum size and weight will only be received at, and delivered from. New Zealand Post Offices at places accessible . by railway, steamer, or mail-coach. From places hi New Zealand not served [by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 67 of Postal Guibe) only paroels not exceeding 51b, m weight, and not measuring more than 2ft m length or Ift m breadth or depth can be accepted. Parcels should be securely and substantially packed and closed by the sender. If wax is used, it should be of the special quality which resists the heat of a hot climate. Parcels must not be potted m a posting-box, but should be presented at the post-office counter. Where not repugnant to the foregoing rules the general regulations of the Inland Parcel Post will apply. Parcels are received aud forwarded at owner's risk, and the Postmaster- General is not liable for any loss of or damage to any parcel. On payment of a fee of <jd, the sender can at time of posting receive a certificate of posting. Tbe certificate imposes no liability on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. For a parcel not exceeding 2lb m weight, is 6d ; for every additional pound or fraction thereof, 9d extra. Postage mutt be fully pre* ] paid by means of postage stamps affixed to the Earcels. Insufficiently-prepaid parcels will not c accepted. Parcels for transmission to. the United Kingdom must be posted or delivered at the parcel post office at the port where the steamer takes her final departure at least eight hours before the close of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour for closing parcel-post mails elsewhere will be duly notified by Postmasters* Each parcel should be plainly directed : the direction should give name and full address of tbe person for whom the parcel is intended. The words " Pared Post ' f should be written on the upper left-hand comer, and also the name ana address of the sender. „ , Parcels will be liable to the Customs laws, duties, and regulations of the colony and the United Kingdom respectively. The sender of each parcel will be required to make 'a Customs declaration (on a form' to be obtained at parcel post offices), describing the contents and stating the value thereof.' and also giving the name qf the place to which the parcel is addressed and the sender's signature and residence. False declaration involves forfeiture of parcel and renders sender liable to prosecu* tion.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2139, 31 May 1889

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