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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

The following are the regulations under which Barcels will be accepted and transmitted to the United Kingdom : — Parcels will only be forwarded by the steamers of the New Zealand Shipping Com* pany, 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 Mew Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 67 of Postal Guibe) only parcels 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 ihe 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 foie going 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 ofa fee of 4d, the sender can at time of posting receive a certificate of postirjg. The certificate imposes no liability on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. For a parcel nbt exceeding 2lb m weighs is 6d ) for every additional pound or fraction thereof, gd extra. Postage muit 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 King* dom must be posted ox delivered at the parcel p. st office at the port where the steamer takes her final departure at least 1 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 p&rcel 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 " should be written on the upper left-hand comer, and also the name and address of the sender. Parcels will be liable to the Customs laws, ' duties, and regulations of the colony and the ) United Kingdom respectively. The flender 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 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 other parcels, liquids (unless securely packed m proper cases), or any contraband articles or substauces will be accepted. Parcels found to contain forbidden articles and parcels the contents qf whicn have been falsely declared will be dealt with m accordance with the Customs and other laws and regulations. Tobacco can* not 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 ta of postage.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2144, 6 June 1889

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