Tuesday, 23 April 2024 14:25

No Sat paper!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: This old mutt understands that NZ Post will soon no longer be delivering to rural addresses on Saturdays.

From the end of June, there will be no newspaper and parcel deliveries to RD addresses on Saturdays, with the exception of 17 rural delivery runs that will be phased out by June 2025.

According to NZ Post “Saturday services to rural areas are not commercially viable. We deliver very low volumes of items on these days, and it costs us more to deliver on Saturdays than we earn from the products we deliver”.

So, this means, from the end of June, there will be no Saturday newspapers delivered to any rural addresses around the country.

A sad sign of the times and a big worry for those newspaper companies who put out a big Saturday editions.

Thankfully, Rural News is delivered on a Monday, so no worries for our loyal readers keeping up with all the relevant news.

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