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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

The following are the regulations under which parcels will 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 m New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 67 of Postal Guibe) only paroeis not exceeding slb, 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 posted m a posting-box, but should be presented at the post«office counter.

Where not repugnant to the foiegoing rules the general regulations of the Inland Parcel Post will apply. Parcels are received and 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 4d* the sender can at time of posting receive a certificate of posting. The certificate imposes no liability on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. For a parcel not exceeding 41b m weight, is 6d ; fcr every additional pound or fraction thereof, o,d extra. Postage mutt be fully prepaid by means of postage stamps affixed to the parcels. Insufficiently-prepaid parcels will not pc accepted. Parcels for transmission to the United Kingdom mast be posted- or delivered at the parcel Eost office at the port where the steamer takes er final departure at least eight hours before the close of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour for clpsing parcel-post mails elsewhere will be duly notified by Postmasters^ Each parcel should be plainly direpted | the direction should give name and full address of tbe person for whom the parcel is intended. The Words " Parcel Post >r should be written on the upper left-hand corner, and also the name and address of the sender.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2141, 3 June 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2141, 3 June 1889

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