23 Mar 2009

NZ Post to stop weekend mail box collections

2:29 pm on 23 March 2009

Snail mail is set to become even slower with New Zealand Post deciding it will no longer collect mail from street boxes on a weekend.

The company will cut its collection days from six days a week to five days a week from mid-April.

New Zealand Post says there has been a significant drop in the amount of mail posted in street boxes on weekends, and 95% of mail is sent on weekdays.

Spokesperson Peter Fenton acknowledges there has been a decrease in the use of postal services overall but says that is more a reflection of the economic downturn than the demise of the mailing system.

Mr Fenton says there will be no job losses as a direct result of the cut in collection days.