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THE PARCEL POST. WITHIN NEW ZEALAND. The following are rates of postage and weight for parcel post ;— 8. d. Not exceeding lib m weight .* .. o I Exceeding lib, but not exceeding 2lbs o 4 Exceeding 2lbs, but not exceeding 3lbs t 1 Exceeding 3lbs, but not exceeding 4lbs 1 7 Exceeding 4lbs, but not exceeding slbs I o Exceeding slbs, but not exceeding 61bs 1 10 Exceeding 61bs, but not exceeding 7lbs 2 1 Exceeding 7lbs, but not exceeding 81bs 3 4 Exceeding 81bs, but not exceeding olbs 2 7 Exceeding 9lbs, but not exceeding lolbs 2 10 Exceeding iolbs, but not exceeding 1 libs 3 1 No parcel exceeding nlhs m weight or the dimensions hereafter specified, will be accepted , and unpaid or insufficiently prepaid parcels will be refuted. SIZE.— The dimensions allowed fora parcel c:— ft; in.6 Greatest length «. 360 Greatest length and girth combined .. 0 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 of the New Zealand Shipping Company, Limited, and the Shaw-Saville-Albion Company Limited. A parcel for transmission must not exceed x 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 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 the name of the 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 no 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 at the parcel P' st office at the port where the steamer takei her final departure at least eight hours before the close of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour (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 the person for whom the parcel is inwritten The words " Parcel Post )ir should be Iso the on the upper left-hand corner, and and the name and address 0/ 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 to the United Kingdom by parcel post. A parcel must not contain a letters neither must it contain another parcel addressed to a person other than the addressee of t o first-named parcel. If such an enclosnre discovered, it will be charged with a separa ta of postage. THE HEW RAILWAY TIMETABLE ABHBURTON TO OHBISTOHUBOH. Trains leave a.m. m. p.m Abhbubton every day at 7.20 6.55 Arriving at Ohwbtchuboh every day 8. The 7,2o stops at allstationßup to ßr, ■„ , only to take up or set down p engere, an* hey and Burnham stops at yeide mini only to allow passengers to alight. The 8.40 stops at stations iilvaen Ashbnrton and Ohrietohuroh; The 6-55 (express) ops at Rakai* to lake op and set down passengers, and at Dansindel, Bolleaton and Hornby only who a there are passengers to set down. In addition to the foregoing a goods train with passenger carriage attached, « Leaves (Mondays, \ Wedn'days, I only at 11 a.m. and f Fridays ) Arriving at (Mondays, \ Wedn'days, I <wuy at2.25p.m and f Fridays j This train stops at all stations. OHBISTOHUBOH TO ABHBUBTON Trains leave a.m. a.m. p.m; Ohbi»tohobch every day at 8 11 4.15 Arriving at p.m. Abhbubtos every day at 10.46 12.48 7.80 The 8 o'olook train stopß at all stations. The 11 o'olook (express) stops atßakaia only The 4.15 o'clock stopß at all stations sooth of Barnham, and at other stations to take op passengers for south of Bollei on. ABHBUBTON TO TIMABU \ Trains leave a.m. p.m. Ashbubiok every day at 10.55 12.68 / Tuesdays, \ Thursdays, p.m. and on- and ■ 8.46 Saturdays V only / Arriving at p.m, Txuabu every day at 2.6 2.40 / Tuesdays, \ Thursdays, pjn. and on- and 7 Saturdays, V only ) The 10.55 train stops at all stations. The 12,53 train (express) stopß atTomuka (and Orari if required) only The 4.40 train (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) slope at all stations. TIMABU TO ABHBUBTON Trains leave a.m. pjn. Tihabo— everyday at 7.25 6.1 Tuesdays, \ Thursday!, I a.m. and on- and Vat 11.55 Saturdays 1 . \ only. ) Arriving at a.m. m Ashbubton— every day at 10.86 6.50 ! Tuesdays, \ Thursdays, p.m, and at 8.20 Saturdays only ; m stops at all stations. The 6.5 train (express) stops at Temjka (and Orari if required) only. The 11.65 train (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) stops at all stations. ASHBUBTON TO MOUNT SOMERS Trains leave Mondayß ) / Tuesdays, and Fridays f I Wednesdays, ( I Thursdays J V Saturdays p.m. p.m. ASHBOBTONat7.4O 4.25 Arriving at MNTBofiocß 6,0 Calling at all stations. Trains leave Mount Booths— every day at 8.10 1.01, Arriving at izsniTon- every day it 9,46 a,m,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2171, 12 July 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2171, 12 July 1889