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WITHIN NEW ZEALAND. The following are rates of postage and weight for parcel post ; — s. d. Not exceeding lib m weight •• «• o 7 Exceeding lib, but not exceeding 2lbs o 10 Exceeding 2lbs, but not exceeding 3lbs 1 i Exceeding 3lbs, but not exceeding 4lbs 1 4 Exceeding 4lbs, but not exceeding slbs 1 7 Exceeding slbs, but not exceeding 6lbs 1 10 Exceeding 61bs, but not exceeding 7lbs 2 1 Exceeding 7lbs, but not exceeding elbs 2 4 I Exceeding olbs, but not exceeding gibs 2 7 Exceeding oibs, but not exceeding iolbs 2 10 Exceeding iolbs, but not exceeding 1 libs 3 1 No parcel exceeding nibs m weight or the dimensions hereafter specified, will be accepted , and unpaid or insufficiently prepared parcels will be refused. SIZE.— The dimensions allowed for a pare are :— ft; 1 Greatest length •• •• •• •» 3 Greatest length and girth combined •• 6 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 1 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 d»livered 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 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 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/or any loss of or damage to any parcel? On payment of a fee of 43, the sender can at time of posting receive a certificate ol posting. The 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 ; fcr every additional pound or fractior thereof, gd extra. Postage must be fully pre paid by means of postage stamps affixed to th< parcels. Insufficiently-prepaid parcels will no be accepted. Parcels for transmission to the United King dom must be posted or delivered at the parce p st office at the port where the steamer take her final departure at least eight hours before the close of the ordinary letter-mail. The hou for closing mails elsewhere will b. duly notified by Postmasters. Each parcel should be plainly directed the direction should give name and full addres of the person for whom the parcel is intended The words " Parcel Post tf should be writtei on the upper left-hand corner, and also th name and address of the sender. Parcels will be liable to the Customs laws duties, and regulations of the colony and th United Kingdom respectively. The sende of each parcel will be required to make 1 Customs declaration (on a form to be obtainei at parcel post offices), describing the content and stating the value thereof, and also givinj the n»tac of the place to which the parcel i

addressed and the sender's signature and residence. False declaration involves forfeiture , of parcel and renders se it'er 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 of which have been falsely declared will be dealt with m 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 ta of postage.

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THE PARCEL POST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2145, 7 June 1889

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THE PARCEL POST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2145, 7 June 1889