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Media Release - New Zealand Post Group

9 Apr 2015, 12:15 PM


New Zealand Post has reached an agreement with Te Kuiti Paper Plus to operate postal and over-the-counter banking services on its behalf from 17 August 2015.

Terry and Davina Davey from the Te Kuiti Paper Plus will offer full postal, courier, bill payment and photo ID services as well as over-the-counter banking from their existing premises at 157 Rora Street.

New Zealand Post Manager for Retail Distribution Tracey Berry says the arrangement with Te Kuiti Paper Plus, located just down the road from the existing PostShop, is a good outcome for the community.

“In June 2014, New Zealand Post announced that we would begin looking for a local business to operate postal and banking services in Te Kuiti on our behalf. This decision was made in response to the way New Zealanders are using our services and our need to remain a viable business.

“Under our arrangement customers will be able to access all the postal, courier and bill payment services they did before. Kiwibank customers will also be able to make over-the-counter banking transactions in the new store.

“For more complex transactions, such as applying for a loan or opening a new account, customers can visit our Otorohanga or Te Awamutu PostShops, or use internet or phone banking,” Tracey Berry said.

New Zealand Post will be working with customers in the lead up to the change to help them understand and sign up for these services.

Paper Plus Owners Terry and Davina Davey said they were looking forward to offering New Zealand Post and Kiwibank services.

“We’ve sold stationery in Te Kuiti for close to seven years, first as Take Note and then as Paper Plus. We are both born and bred in Te Kuiti, we brought up our own family here and we are passionate about the town and want to see it succeed.

“We think postal services are a good fit for our business,” Davina Davey said.

The existing PostShop will close at 5pm on Friday 14 August, with services, including PO Boxes available at the Paper Plus from Monday 17 August.

“Until then it is business as usual at the Te Kuiti PostShop,” Tracey Berry said.

“New Zealand Post will be writing to its PO Box customers about the relocation of the mailboxes. We are also working closely with our staff as we explore their options.”

Media contact: Sarah Austen-Smith 022 425 6815