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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-SavUle-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 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 i ddressed and the sender's signature and sidence. False declaration involves forfeitur* parcel and renders sender liable to prosecu n. Parcels must no be posted m a posting-bo but should be presented at the post«omc^ counter. 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 paroels 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 1 packed and closed by the sender, I wax is ' used, it should be of the special quality which resists the heat of hot climate. ; On payment of a fee of 4d, the sender can 1 at time ofp osting receive s* certifica 1 posting. The certificate imposes no li : on the department, and is merely inten 1 evidence of posting. Parcels for transmission to the United King : om must be posted or delivered at the parcels [ p- st office at the port where the steamer take • her final departure at least eight hours before ' he close of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour ■ or closing parcel-post mails elsewhere will be r duly notified by Postmasters* Each parcel should be plainly 1 address ' the direction should give name and fultended. ■ of the person for whom the parcel ii ifiwritten

The words " Parcel Post " should ba Iso the on the upper 'eft-hand corner, and and the name and address o/ the sender. 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

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2194, 8 August 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2194, 8 August 1889

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