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AUCKLAND, February 9. Returns furnished by the Hon. R. H. Rhodes, Postmaster-General, show, that the'number of letters and post-cards posted in New Zealand hist year was 115,035,860, an increase of 3,801,430; parcels . 2,081,080, an increase of 457,240, the letters and postcards delivered totalled 116,468,240, an increase of 2,266,620, and parcels delivered 2,038,610, an intense of 303,043. The postage revenue of the Dominion was £642,701 in 1912, and £670,982 in 1913, an increase of £28,281. A similar increase is shown in the telegraph business. In 1912 the telegrams dealt with numbered 9,649,370, the value being £308,876, while in 1913 10,329,-1 437 telegrams, worth £327,140, were dealt with. The number of telephone connections iv the Dominion, in 1912 was 41,560, and ■ the revenue from the service was £154,932. Last year there were 46,442 connections, which produced £276,499 in revenue. ' j The system of deferred cable mes-; •■ sages instituted on January 1, 1912, providing for transmission at half ordinary charges is being fully appreciated by the cabling public. During the December quarter of 1912 a total of 1465 deferred.messages of a value of £1332 were forwarded from New Zealand, and 1465 messages were received. During the '[ December .quartet 1913; there were forwarded 2116 messages," . of a total value of £1752, and 2214; messages were received. , 1

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POSTAL BUSINESS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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POSTAL BUSINESS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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