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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 in weight, 3ft 6in in length, or 6ft in 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 in New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 67 of Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding slb, in weight, and not measuring more than 2ft in length or Ift in 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 in a posting-box, but should be presented at the post-office counted Where not repugnant to the foregoing 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 2lb in weight, ss 6d ; fcr every additional pound or fraction thereof, $A extra. Postage mutt be fully prepaid by means of postage stamps affixed to the parcels. Insufficiently-prepaid parcels will not be accepted. Parcels for transmission to the United Kingdom must be posted or delivered at the parcel E< st 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 closing parcel-post mails clstwhere will be duly notified by Postmasters* Each parcel should be plainly directed : the direction should give name and full address of the person for whom the parcel is intended. The words " Parcel Post tf should be written on the upper left-hand comer, and also tht 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 Bender 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 Yaluc thereof, end also giving the name of 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 prosecution. No parcel containing dangerous articles, perishable articles, articles likely to injure pther>parcels, liquids (unless securely packed in proper cases), or any contraband articles or substauces will be accepted. Parcels found to contain forbidden articles and parcels the contents of which have been falsely declared »,will be dealt with in accordance with the Customs and other laws and regulations. Tobacco cannot be sent to the United Kingdom by parcel post. A parcel must not contain a letter, neither must it contain another parcel addressed to a person other than the addressee of the first-named parcel If such an enclosnre be discovered, it will be charged with a separate ate of postage.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889