Mail now comes on other days

Waihi Leader - - News - By ME­LANIE CAMOIN News@wai­

NZ Post has started its al­ter­nate day mail de­liv­ery in Waihi.

The mail de­liv­ery sys­tem has shifted from a daily to an al­ter­nate day, with some parts of town re­ceiv­ing their mail on a dif­fer­ent day.

NZ Post says the op­er­a­tional change won’t af­fect cus­tomer ser­vice.

“We want to re­as­sure our cus­tomers that our de­liv­ery tar­gets are stay­ing the same,” a NZ Post spoke per­son says.

Sim­i­lar to Waihi Beach which un­der­went the same change a few months ago, NZ Post says that on­line tech­nol­ogy is now used more of­ten.

“With ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy, New Zealan­ders are do­ing more on­line and send­ing fewer let­ters, and we need to adapt ac­cord­ingly.

“We ac­knowl­edge that this will be a change in how peo­ple re­ceive their mail, how­ever we need to make th­ese changes to op­er­ate a com­mer­cially sus­tain­able mail busi­ness,” it says.

In 2015, NZ Post started a phased ap­proach to move to al­ter­nate day de­liv­ery in ma­jor towns and cities with cus­tomers now re­ceiv­ing mail on Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day, or Tues­day, Thurs­day and Satur­day.

“In other ar­eas, al­ter­nate day de­liv­ery is be­ing in­tro­duced care­fully over time.

“Each town is dif­fer­ent, and we look closely at the best way to pro­vide ser­vices in each area,” NZ Post says. Posties will still work six days a week but on dif­fer­ent parts of town.

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