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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

The following are the regulation* 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 l 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 places iv New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page ! 57 of Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding 21b, m weight, and not measuring more than aft m length or ift m breadth or depth can be ccepted. Parcels should be securely and substantially pacHd 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 foie going rules the general regulations of the Inland Parcel Post will apply. Parcels are received and forwarded at owner's risk, and the PostmasteT-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. The 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 p trcel p. st office at the port where the steamer takes her final departure at least eight hours before the closa of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour for closing parcel-post mails elsewhere will be duly notified by Postmasters* Each parcel should be plainly 1 address the direction should give name and fill tended, of the person for whom the parcel is inwritten The words " Parcel Post >r should be lso the on the upper left-hand comer, and a name and address of the sender. No parcel containing dangerous artic 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 can. not be sent to the United Kingdom by parcel post. A parcel «tmt not contain a letter, neither must it contain another parcel addressed to a person other than the addressee of tft first-named parcel. If such an enclosnre b discovered, it will be charged with a separa

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2163, 3 July 1889

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