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NZ Post overwhelmed with parcel demand

NZ Post has reported unprecedented demand for delivery services ahead of the year-end holidays. 

According to NZ Post, due to the changes of the alert level across New Zealand, parcel volumes have increased around 50 per cent in Auckland and 25 per cent in the rest of the country. The company is currently delivering about 2 million parcels every week.

“That’s four parcels per second,” said Brendon Main, chief operating officer at NZ Post. “We know this is going to increase over the coming months as Kiwis buy online over the busy shopping season.”

NZ Post said it is seeking more people to help deliver millions of parcels on time over the next few months.

“We’re on the lookout for a mix of temp and fixed term people to help us process and deliver a record number of parcels across the country,” Brendon added. 

“As an essential service, working with us over the busy holiday season means that you’ll be an essential worker. Our role connecting Kiwis across the country throughout the different alert levels is one we take very seriously.” 

To meet the demand, NZ Post has redesigned its Auckland network since the last lockdown to ease potential areas of congestion, has set up temporary processing sites and operates extended processing hours.

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