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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 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 parcels not exceeding 51b, m weight, and not measuring more than 2ft m length or jft m breadth or depth can be accepted. Pircels should be securely and substantially packed and closed by the sender. If wax is used, it should be of the seeeial 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 foregoing rules the genera} regulations of the Inland Parcel Post will apply. Parcels are received and forwarded at owner's risk, and the Postmaster.Qeneral is npt 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. Ihe certificate impqses no liability on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting, Fpr a parcel not exceeding sib m weight, I is §d j for every additional pound or fraction thereof, gd ex.tra, Postage inuit be.fully pre» paid by means of postage stamps affixed to the >arcels. Insufficiently-prepaid parcels will not >c accepted. Parcels for transmission to. the United King* dom must be posted or delivered at the parcel post office at the port where the steamer takes ler final departure at least eight hours before the dose of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour for closujg 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 the person for whom the parcel is intended. The words " Parcel Post >f 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 ym|;ed Kingdom respectively. The lendex 6f each parcel will be required to make's 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 tq which the pared is addressed and the sender's signature anc residence. False declaration involves forfeiture of parcel and renders sender liable to prosecu No parcel containing dangerous articles perishable articles, articles likely to injun other parcels, liquids (unless securely packet . I m proper cases), or any contraband articles 0 ' substauces will be accepted. Parcels found t > contain forbidden articles and parcels the con > tents of which have been falsely declared wil be dealt with in'accordaiice with the* Custom and/otnerl^ws and regulations. Tobacco can 5 not be sent to the United Kingdom by parce \ post.. A pared must not contain a letter • neither must it contain another parcel addressee to a person other than the addressee of thi first-named parcel. If such an enclosnre 1 discovered, it will be charged with a separa , ta of postage.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 8 June 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 8 June 1889