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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 ot the New Zealand Shipping Company, Limited, and the Shaw-Saville-Aibion 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 weigh, will only be received at, and delivered from New Zealand Post Offices at places accessible by railway, steamer, or mail-coach. From piaces m New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 57 ol Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding 2lb, m weight, and not measuring more than 1 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 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 foi e going rules the general regulations of the Inland Parcel Post will apply. Parcels are received and forwarded at owner's risk, and tho Postmaster-General is not liable for any loss ol_ 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 bf posting. Parcels for transmission to the United Kingom must be posted or delivered at the parcel Est 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 the person for whom the parcel i. intended. The words '• Parcel-Post " should be written on the upper left-hand comer, and also the name and address oi 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 ai Customs declaration (on a form to be obtained at parcel post offices), describing the contents and stating the vaiuc thereof, and 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 j ion. 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 substauccs will be accepted. Parcels found to coritain 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 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 th first-named parcel, if such an enclosnre b discovered, it will be charged with a separa ta of postage. ■■'"■■"mm if „ •!•> '.u»**r

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2153, 20 June 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2153, 20 June 1889

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