No mail for awhile

9:59 am on 24 December 2011

There will be no mail deliveries in the Christchurch area for several days, after Friday's earthquakes forced the evacuation of the Christchurch mail centre.

New Zealand Post says the next mail deliveries will now not happen until 28 December, because of the Christmas statutory holidays.

It says Post Shops will be open on Saturday on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of individual managers.