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[*] posted on 8-9-2018 at 07:29 AM
[New Zealand] Canada Post related questions and comments


Please use this thread to ask questions or make comments regarding New zealand Post - their services, postal regulations, addressing method, postage, stamps, postmarks, delivery speed, etc.


Just in the past month New Zealand Post has decided to stop having mail postmarked. I found out today.

Only 10% of NZ mail still uses stamps. This is a penny pinching exercise by people who don't understand the implications.

Cost Savings: Toner; and a person updating the date. No other time lost because it's all done by machine.

Implications: No proof of despatch; stamps can be soaked and reused (the whole reason why Postmarks were invented); notifications and contracts may not be possible (eg some contracts are based around when something was posted). Annoyed stamp and postcard collectors.
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[*] posted on 9-9-2018 at 09:33 AM


Is this official?

I only found they stopped manual / by hand cancellation and you will get machine cancellations like this:
http://support.nzpost.co.nz/euf/assets/images/aid-805-carried-by-ne...

And if you want a philatletic postmark you have to send / bring it to those post offices:
https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/about-stamps-collecting/stamp-collecting...
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[*] posted on 9-9-2018 at 08:35 PM


oh man!
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[*] posted on 9-9-2018 at 10:53 PM


The one postcard I've received from New Zealand so far didn't have a postmark :(

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[*] posted on 13-9-2018 at 09:59 AM


Yes it is official. I complained on NZ Posts Facebook page.

They confirmed no Postmarks for domestic mail but said International would still receive. Would be good if people could post their recent experiences with receiving NZ mail.

If anyone is interested in joining a writing campaign post here. I will let you know if Philatelic NZ get organised.
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[*] posted on 28-9-2018 at 09:48 AM


Here's an idea and postal administration could make money out of this: Sell official hand stamps to private mailers and let them cancel the stamps, as they wish. I believe in the US that was an option available at some time.
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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 07:52 AM


Why don't they put a stamper in the post office and let us do it ourselves before sending?
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[*] posted on 17-10-2018 at 06:19 AM


Good ideas but New Zealand Post is run by bankers. That may surprise you but NZ Post and Kiwibank get run together.

New information is the cancelling part of the sorting machine has worn out and they don't think its cost effective to replace.

According to UPU rules they need to postmark International mail but the feedback I'm getting from the people I send postcards to is there is no postmark.
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[*] posted on 1-11-2018 at 03:56 AM


New Zealand Post is reporting that cancelling stamped mail "recommenced on 8 October 2018."
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[*] posted on 4-11-2018 at 11:54 AM


I recently got two cards from New Zealand and they were both cancelled, but since my last card it seems that there is a new postmark. It now just looks like this:

---------- 19 OCT 18 NZP2 -----------

On one of the two cards there was even a second postmark, which looks like the one I know from some older cards: round postmarks in a row with date and post logo.

I think it is quite interesting the think about that postmarks are used for international mail but not for domestic mail, because I can not reuse an uncancelled stamp here in Germany, but somebody in New Zealand might do this for sure. I guess it is due to the UPU rules somebody mentioned.
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[*] posted on 18-11-2018 at 08:23 AM


I like them, nice and neat!

https://www.linns.com/news/world-stamps-postal-history/2018/november...
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