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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 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 $7 of Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding 51b, m freight, and not measuring more than zfc m length or Ift m breadth or depth can be accepted. Parcels should be securely and substantially packed and closed by the lender. 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 foie going rules the general regulations of the Inland Parcel )Post will apply. Parcels axe received and forwarded at owqer's risk, and the Postmaster-General is not liable for any loss of gt damage \.o any parcel On payment of a fee of fd, the sender can at time of posting receive a certificate of posting; The certificate imposes no liabilftj on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. For a parcel not exceeding 2lb m weight, JS 6d j fcr 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 beaccepted. f F Parcels for transmission to the United JCingr ( dom must be posted or delivered at the parcel ELSt 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 elsewhere will be duly notified by Postmasters* Each parcel should be plainly directed: the direction should give name and full address of tbe person for whom the parcel is intended. The words " Parcel Post >r 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 sender of each parcel will be lequired to make a Customs declaration Jon a form to be obtained at parcel post offices), describing th« contends and stating the value thereof, md 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 prosecu* tion. No parcel containing dangerous articles f 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 th first- named parcel. If such an enclosnre b discovered, it will be charged with a separat ta of postage.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2147, 13 June 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2147, 13 June 1889