NZ Post expecting ash cloud delays, as earthquake services resume

New Zealand Post said today (Friday) that its mail service could face disruptions caused by low-level volcanic ash cloud from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. The operator is transporting some items by road rather than air in a bid to avoid delays.

New Zealand Post says it is working to minimise these delays and that not all products will be affected.

The company also confirmed that the majority of services in Christchurch are back to normal, following two earthquakes in the region on Monday.

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit at early afternoon local time, followed by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake approximately an hour later.

New Zealand Post said yesterday (Thursday) that its Mail Processing Centre in Christchurch is now operational and postal deliveries continue where access and safety permit.

CourierPost and Pace courier services are operating as normal subject to access and safety.

Furthermore, all PostShop Kiwibank stores with the exception of the store in Eastgate Mall are operational. The Eastgate store is closed for repairs and is not expected to re-open before 27 June.

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