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» REPORT BY POSTMASTERGENERAL. Auckland, February 9. Returns furnished by the Hon. R, FT, Rhodes, Postmaster General, show that the number of postcards posted in New Zealand last year was 115,035,860-an mcreaseof 3.801,430, and parcels 2,081,080—an increase of 457,24.0. Letters and postcards de livered totalled 116,468,240-an increase of 2,266,620, and parcels 2,038,610-an increase 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 tele grams dealt with numbered 9,669,380, lbs value being £808,876, while in 1913 10,329,439 telegrams, worth £827,140, were dealt with. The number of telephone connexions in tho dominion in 1912 was 41,560, and tho revenue from the service was £'151,582. Last year there were 16,412 connexions, which produced £276,449 in rovenue. The system of dt-iforred cable messages; instituted on January 1, 1912, providing for transmission at half tho ordinary charge, lit) being fully appreciated by Ibo cabl ing public. During the December 'quarter, 1912, v total of 1465 deferred inoAHiigeH, ol ii value of £1332, wore forwarded from Now Zealand, and 1165 moHHugos were recoived. During \ tho Decernhor quarter, 1918, there woro forwarded 2116 messages, of el\, total valuo of £1762, and 2214 mes sages woro received.

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POSTAL RETURNS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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POSTAL RETURNS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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