Rural untracked parcels change
From 1 February, New Zealand Post customers will see the cost of sending untracked parcels to rural addresses increase by $3.70.
This charge, which was initially only placed on Tracked, Courier and Courier Signature parcels will now also be applied to untracked parcels sent to a rural address as a means to offset fixed costs associated with deliver to rural locations.
New Zealand Post has stated that these costs are a result of the continuing decrease in letter volumes.
Despite ongoing cost reductions made, this change is said to be necessary to continue to operate a sustainable network.
For business account customers, the change will take effect on 1 July 2018 as set out in their contacts.