PO on the move

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Porirua’s post of­fice and Ki­wibank branch will be re­lo­cated from the canopies area to Me­ga­cen­tre in Jan­uary.

Its site at 3 Serlby Pl was deemed too earth­quake-prone to house the busi­ness, New Zealand Post spokes­woman Jaimee Burke said.

New Zealand Post re­quires its build­ings to meet at least 66 per cent of the build­ing code.

The new site will be 2-10 Sem­ple Pl in Me­ga­cen­tre, near Bond & Bond.

It is un­known how long the post of­fice and bank will re­main in Me­ga­cen­tre – it de­pends on the re­sults of seis­mic as­sess­ment of the Serlby Pl build­ing, Ms Burke said.

New Zealand Post owns the tower block but will not re­quire its ten­ants to leave, Ms Burke said.

‘‘Our de­ci­sion to re­lo­cate the Porirua PostShop and our em­ploy­ees is based purely on our own in­ter­nal pol­icy. We are assess­ing op­tions for up­grad­ing the build­ing at 3 Serlby Place and will work through this with the ten­ants,’’ she said.

The post of­fice will close for four days dur­ing the move. It will close at 5.30pm on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18 and re-open at 8.30am Tues­day, Jan­uary 22. The box lobby will close at 11am on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19, and open at the Me­ga­Cen­tre on Jan­uary 22, 7am.

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