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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 1 lib m weight, 3ft 6in m length, or 6ft iv length and girth combined. Parcels of the maximum size and weigh* will only be received at, and delivered from New Zealand Post Offices at places accessible by railway, steamer, or mail-coach. From places hi New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 57 of Postal Guibc) only paroels not exceeding 2lb, ia weight, and not measuring more than aft m length or ift m breadth or depth can be ccepted. Parcels should be securely and substantially packed and closed by the sender. If , wax 15 used, it should be ot 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 for any loss of or damage to any parcel. On payment of a fee of 4d, the sender can at time of posting receive a certificate of posting. Ihe certificate imposes no liability on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. Parcels for transmission to the United Kingom must be posted or delivered at the parcel p st office at the port where the steamer takes her 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 * should be written on the upper left-hand corner, and also the name and address of the sender. Parcels will be ljable to the Customs laws, duties, and regulations of the colony and' the United Kingdom respectively. The sender 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 I the name of the place to whfgh the parcel is j addressed and the sender's signature andt fWidcpgc, F»^do^|jaUo o^yQ4y«lor(eitUi;|

r of parcel and renders sender liable to prosecu. . ion. . _ s No parcel containing rl-ngerous articles, 5 perishable articles, articles likely to injure 5 other parcels, liquids (unless securely pacKed 1 m proper cases), or any contraband articles or i substauces will be accepted. Parcels found to i contain forbidden articles and parcels the cont tents of which have been falsely declared will i be dealt with m accordance with the Customs ■ and other laws and regulations. Tobacco cani 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 th first- named parcel, if such an enclosure b discovered, it will be charged with a separa 1 ta of postage.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2152, 19 June 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2152, 19 June 1889