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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 Com' pany, 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 Mid 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 f steamer, or mail-coach (list at page ( 57 of Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding , ;lb, in weight, and not measuring more than 2ft in length or ift in breadth or depth can be iccepted. Parcels should be securely and substantially packed and closed by the sender. If wax is lsed, it should be of the special quality which resists the heat of a hot climate. Parcels irusl not be posted in a posting-box, , 3Ut should be presented at the post»ofijce xmnter. ; Where not repugnant to the foiegoing rules he general regulations of the Inland Parcel Post will apply. ■ ; Parcels are received and forwarded at >wner's risk, and the Postmaster-General is t lot liable for any loss of or damage to any »arcel On payment of a fee of -jd, the sender can it time of posting receive a certificate of posting. The certificate imposes no liability )n the department, and is merely intended as :vidence of posting. } For a parcel not exceeding 2lb in weight, ts6d} for evety additional pound or fraction ] hereof, Qd extra. Postage must be fully prepaid by means of postage stamps affixed to the ] jarcels. Insufficiently-prepaid parcels will not ie accepted. Parcels for transmission to the United Jftng- ] lorn must be posted or delivered at the parcel }< st office at the port where the steamer takes ] ler final departure at least eight hours before ] he close of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour or closiDg parcel-post mails elsewhere will be luly notified by Postmasters* ] Each parcel should be plainly directed .* lie direction should give name and full address ] )f tbe person for whom the parcel is intended. Fhe "words 'f Parcel Posf lf shoyld be written ] m the upper left-hand comer, and also the lame and address of the sender. ] Parcels will be liable to the Customs laws ?, and regulations of the colony and the ] United Kingdom respectively. Tfte sender 3f caph parcel will be required to make a ] Customs declaration (on a form to be obtained it parce| post ofjfjccsV describing the contents ! ind stating the value thereof, and also giving the name qf the place tq which the parcel js idriresj^ed and the sender's signature and residence. False declaration involves forfeiture if parcel and renders sender liable to prosecutioL * j No parcel containing dangerous articles, I perishable articles, articles likely to injure other 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 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, lf such an cnclosnre be 1 dfsppyered, if will be etyargpd with a separate i tap! postage. • ,

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2147, 10 June 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2147, 10 June 1889