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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 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, duties, and regulations of the colony and the United Kingdom respectively. The Bender 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 the name of tjie place to which the parcel is addressed and the sender's signature and residence. False declaration involves forfeiturof 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 foiegoing rules the general regulations of the Inland Parcel Post will apply. Parcels are received and forwarded at owner's risk, and the Pogtmaatc^Qeneral is

not liable for any loss of or damage to anj parcel On payment of a fee of 4d, the sender car at time of posting receive a certificate ol posting. The certificate imposes no liabilitj on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. Parcels for transmission to the United King' om mast be posted or delivered at the parcel ' p st office at the port where the steamer take! her final departure at least eight hours befort the close of the ordinary letter-mail. The horn or closing parcel-post mails elsewhere will be duly notified by Postmasters^ Each parcel should be plainly 1 address the direction should give name and ful tended, of tbe person for whom the parcel is inwritten The words " Parcel Post " should be Iso the on the upper left-hand comer, 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 can* not be sent to the United Kingdom by parce post. A parcel must not contain a letter neither must it contain another parcel addresse, to a person other than the addressee of tl first-named parcel. If such an enclosnre discovered, it will be charged with a separa ta of postage.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2168, 9 July 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2168, 9 July 1889

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