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THE PARCEL POST.

WITHIN NEW ZEALAND. The following are rates of postage and weight for parcel post ; — s. d. Not exceeding lib m weight •• •« 07 Exceeding lib, but not exceeding 2lbs o ie Exceeding 2lbs, but not exceeding 3lbs I I Exceeding 3lbs, but not.exceeding 4lbs 1 4 Exceeding 4lbs, but not exceeding slbs I 7 Exceeding slbs, but Dot exceeding 61bs I ie Exceeding 61bs, but not exceeding 7lbs 2 1 Exceeding Tibs, but not exceeding Ulbs 2 i Exceeding Slbs, but not exceeding gibs 2 \ Exceeding 9lbs, but not exceeding iolbs 2 X Exceeding lOlbs, but not exceeding 1 libs 3 1 No parcel exceeding nibs m weight or th< dimensions hereafter specified, will be ac cepted , and unpaid or insufficiently prepau parcels will be relused. SIZE.— The dimensions allowed (or a parce c: — ft; in.i G rea est length • --3 Greatest length and girth combined . . 6

I PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEi I AJSP AND THE UNITED KINGDOJ

t 1 The following are the regulations under wbic! , parcels will be accepted gnd transmitted to th felted gtydow is

\ Parcels will only be forwarded by ihe r steamers of the New Zealand Shipping Com- \ pany, Limited, and the Shaw-Saville-Albion 5 } Company Limited. 1 ; 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 places m New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 57 of Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding 2lb, 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 packed and closed by the sender. I f wax is used, it should be of the special quality which resists the heat of a hot climate. Parcels will be liable to the Customs laws, I 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 content: and stating the value 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 forfeitur* of parcel and renders sender liable to prosecu ion. Parcels must not be posted m a posting-box, but should be presented at the post-office counter. Where not repugnant to the foregoing 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. 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 atthe 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 horn for closing parcel.ptst mails elsewhere will be duly riotified by Postmasters. Each parcel should be plainly 1 address the direction should give name and ful tended, of the person for whom the parcel is m written* The words " Parcel Post " should be Iso the on the upper left-hand corner, and and the name and address of the sender. 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 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 tc 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 oft first named parcel, if such an enclosnre discovered, it will be charged with a separa ta of postage.

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THE PARCEL POST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2167, 8 July 1889

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