New Zealand Post is considering a proposal to reduce the mail delivery service to as few as three times a week.
The proposal was announced today and would mean the service would drop from the current system of six days a week to only three.
The reason for the move is that letter numbers are dropping. During the last 10 years mail volumes have dropped considerably.
In 2002, 265 million more items were delivered than they are today and this number is expected to half again in the next five years.
The postal union is not happy with the move saying that the cuts would be unjustified.
Over 7000 people are employed by NZ Post and it is unsure how many would lose their jobs with this move.
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