26 May 2009

NZ Post puts overseas mail prices up

10:47 pm on 26 May 2009

The cost of sending mail overseas is about to rise by as much as 20%.

Sending a standard postcard anywhere in the world or a letter to Australia will rise 30 cents to $1.80.

Sending a letter anywhere else in the world will cost $2.30, an increase of 30c.

New Zealand Post says the services it uses to deliver New Zealand's mail in other countries have become more expensive and that is the main reason for the increase.

The new prices will be effective from early July. It is the first price increase for seven years.