A 5km journey to get the mail
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
On the top right-hand corner of a letter, we usually put a stamp worth 50 cents. The money from that stamp goes towards the cost of getting your mail to the right place.
But what if you live in a place where mail doesn't get delivered?
Jim Pendergrast is 86 years old. His letterbox is 5km away from his house because New Zealand Post won’t deliver to his gate.
Now it’s becoming an issue – watch the video to find out why.
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20/09/2012 2:08:03 p.m.
Ah Ha the old health and safety excuse.I too have to be RD delivery.We are less than 5 mins from the postal centre where they sort the mail and either side of us a postie delivers free as it is too dangerous to do ours.On travelling to town Isee the same postie on a motorbkike delivering in more dangerous places.Being RD means extra costs for postage even though those who live a greater distance get it free .brains obviously are in short supply with NZ Post
18/09/2012 1:45:45 p.m.
Vanessa W wrote:
I work for New Zealand Post, and the excuse of 'health and safety' as a reason to not deliver to these rural points had me laughing, as they don't even provide adequate heating for their staff who work in the mail centres. As a means of cost cutting, they will switch off the heating in the buildings in the middle of the night (even in winter), while the night shift staff are working. People are charged extra for rural delivery services, so New Zealand Post should provide the extra service to justify the extra charges.
18/09/2012 12:30:26 p.m.
oh no, is this really news? we lived in a place where we had to drive 1 1/2 hours to get out mail from the post office because they wouldn't deliver to us, we knew this when we moved there, as this man would of. this is not news. Andy NZ post are not offering a service to his door and he knew this when he moved there. Most rural people know that mail, and internet is not the same as in town, but it is typically the townies who move rural that complain
18/09/2012 9:23:10 a.m.
If someone is paying for a service they should get the service they are paying for .
NZ post offer a service , are gettingf paid for it and aren't playing ball .
Isn't this breach of consumer rights ??
It never ceases to amaze me how in this country bending rules has become the norm rather than the exception .
economical for them or not if NZ post offers a service the should ethically and morally deliver that service to the satisfaction of the clients or users of that service , maybe they nee some competition as monopolys think they can dictate there own terms.
18/09/2012 8:31:52 a.m.
Mike B wrote:
Again "sensational" reporting! The one man admits to having very poor and failing eye sight, so if he gets his mail, who reads it for him. The other gentleman complains that most his clients pay him by cheque so now he needs to get his post sent to his mother in law in town where he must fetch it. Well surprise, surprise, the bank is in town so he would have to go to town in any case to bank the cheque. Wake up Cambell Live, a double bugger up from you in one show!!!!
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