New Zealand Post has confirmed it is scrapping next-day delivery for standard mail, with the new three-day target starting next month.
From October 7, standard post letters will be processed and delivered, with the three-day target, from anywhere in New Zealand.
Delivery targets for parcel and priority services, such as FastPost which has a next-day aim, will not change - nor will the six-day delivery service.
In June the company announced changes to its operations, due to ‘‘significant challenges’’ posed by slumping letter volumes.
It said it delivered 63 million fewer items in the June year compared with the year before. Volumes were down 7.5 per cent, after a 6.7 per cent fall the year before.
NZ Post core postal business suffered a $30 million revenue drop in the June year, as more businesses like banks and power companies moved to email to their customers.
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