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Temporary Disruption To Central Christchurch Postal Services

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Temporary Disruption To Central Christchurch Postal Services

Postal services in central Christchurch today are being affected by dust caused by building work in the Hereford Street premises occupied by New Zealand Post's mail delivery branch and PostShop.

New Zealand Post has temporarily closed the mail delivery branch, box lobby and PostShop while tests are carried out into whether the dust is harmful.

Christchurch Delivery Business Leader, Duncan Burman, said today New Zealand Post is working with the building owners and contractors and intends to resume normal operations no later than Monday. If necessary, this will be through an alternative location.

Mr Burman said New Zealand Post has been advised by the building owners, following the removal of a small amount of asbestos earlier this year, that testing last month had confirmed the absence of asbestos in that area.

He said about 50 posties operate from the Hereford Street building, servicing approximately 35,000 addresses in central Christchurch. There will be no deliveries on these routes today.

He regretted the inconvenience caused to customers but the health and safety of staff was paramount.

Staff at the location are advising customers of the situation, and notices are being mounted.

PostShop customers are able to use other central outlets at Colombo Street South and Cathedral Square North

Customers with inquiries, and box holders expecting urgent or legal documents, should contact New Zealand Post's customer services on 0800 501 501.

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