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A positive indicator for NZ Post…?

Taken in a shopping mall in the Hutt Valley today;





A posting box over-flowing with mail? Could this be a turn-around for NZ Post and a sign of increased business?

As we are all shareholders in the company – let’s hope so!



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  1. 16 December 2013 at 10:22 pm

    More likely a sign that they have cut back on collecting the letters to once every two or three weeks.

  2. Fern
    17 December 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Hilarious! There’s an employee available to write the signs but not to collect the mail! Okay, I know it’s not that simple, but… Monty Python could have made something of it.

  3. Mooloo magic
    19 December 2013 at 8:54 am

    As a recent employee of NZ Post ( and worked for NZPO and NZ Post for over 35 years) I can assure you the last thing NZ Post wants now is increased mail volumes.
    Post is totally committed due to declining mail volumes with the planned closures of Dunedin and Waikato Mail Centres during 2014 and Wellington( Te Puni Mail Centre) in 2015 ( tentatively scheduled for June/July)any resurgence in mail volumes would seriously embarrass the company as their current strategy is totally geared up for significant mail volume decline.
    Post sees no future in letter mail and their strategy for the future is based on the growth in parcel volumes and off course the greater the decline in letter mail the less staff Post need to employ.
    Post is also doing its best to accelerate the decline in letter mail by downgrading the service standards. Mail Posted in Wellington for a Wellington address (The Wellington region extends to Otaki and Masterton) that used to be delivered the next day will now take three to four days to be delivered. Mail from the UK can (and often is) be delivered in the same time frame.
    Post now stock pile mail in fact deliberately delay the local mail which has caused significant back logs in all Mail Centres which has meant overtime to process the back log . This back log seems never ending as Mondays local Mail is left until the next day for sorting and overnight inward mail from other Mail Centres arrive for sorting so as a consequences the sorting staff are unable to cope with the volumes and this situation just continues throughout the week.
    As for the photo of the overflowing mail box , Post Shop staff do not have access to Street Receivers ( Mail Boxes) as Courier Post are contracted to clear the Street Receivers at specified times and Post is unable to react to overflowing Street Receiver

    • 19 December 2013 at 9:19 am

      That is interesting, Mooloo. Especially your reference to “Post now stock pile mail in fact deliberately delay the local mail which has caused significant back logs in all Mail Centres which has meant overtime to process the back log “.

      If that is the reality, then NZ Post has some explaining to do.

      • Mooloo magic
        19 December 2013 at 10:26 am

        Unfortunately it is the reality and before I left Post I like a lot of my now former colleagues were horrified that Post have degraded the service. Mailroom Sorters take a lot of pride in their work and are target and customer focused unfortunately Post do not share that ethos.
        My former colleagues are uncomfortable with Post new service standards but as they know they are going to lose their jobs in the near future see little point in voicing their concerns to management as they know this will only fall on deaf ears.
        Post leaders are like our Right wing politicians full of rhetoric and claim that Post is a Values based company and staff feedback is encouraged when in fact staff feedback is mostly ignored and feeble mealy mouthed replies are given.
        I hasten to add before my comments are interrupted as a disgruntled former employee, Post has up until recent times been a good employee I have had some wonderful times at Post and learnt a lot of skills that I would otherwise not have. But like most NZ Companies Post is now run by disciples of Neo-Liberal ideology and Human Resources have nothing but disdain for Rank and File staff and quite frankly are nasty people who seem to enjoy issuing written warnings for the most minor of misdemeanours.
        Yes there is a lot to be concerned about with Post and the leadership at all levels at Post is deficient and self service
        I chose voluntary redundancy as I felt as I was starting to feel bitter it was time to move on.

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