PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE U NITED 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 ol 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 ia 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 contenu and stating the value thereof, and also giving the name of the pin - to which the parcel is addressed and the sender's signature and residence. False de.-M ataon involves forfeiture of parcel and renders render liable to prosecu ion. Parcels must no c posted m a posting-box but should be presented at the post-office counter. Where not repugnant to the fotegoing 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 oi or damage to an> parcel On payment of a fee of 4d, the sender can at time of potting receive a certificate 01 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 8t the port where the steamer takes 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 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 to the United Kingdom by parcel post. A parcel must not contain a letter neither must it contain another parcel addresses 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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