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 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 bj 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 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 packed 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 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 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* S, 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 ofa 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 takes her final departure at least eight hours before the dose 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 fill tended, of the person for whom the parcel is m written The words " Parcel Post " should be Jso 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 1 (unless securely packed m proper cases), ©r any' contraband articles or jUbmuCMwUJbctccepted, fwecli 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. Tob • ceo cannot 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 t first-named parcel. If such an enclosnre discovered, it will be charged with a separa ta of postage. ■
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