India Tribune

Wednesday, Apr 01st

Last update:07:01:41 PM GMT

Serving the Asian Indian community in the US for over 36 years. ***** Established in 1977 ***** Published in three editions - Chicago, New York and Atlanta. ***** Reaches over sixty thousand people every week.
You are here: Home World Business New Zealand mulls cutting mail delivery to 3 days

New Zealand mulls cutting mail delivery to 3 days

E-mail Print PDF

Wellington: Snail mail may be about to get even slower in New Zealand. The country’s postal service is considering cutting delivery from six days a week to three to cut costs as people increasingly turn to the Internet to pay bills and communicate.

The island nation of 4.5 million is among many countries struggling to sustain a viable postal service. Mail volumes in New Zealand dropped by 24 percent over the past 10 years and are forecast to drop by another 25 percent in the next five years.

The proposal is now open to public comment and would not likely be implemented before next year.