New Zealand Post will cut mail delivery in urban areas to three days a week from July.
The State Owned Enterprise has been telling staff of the move today, which follows a change to its deed of understanding with the Government in 2013.
The move is a step to protect the organisation from a fall in mail volumes which is hitting profitability.
Mail and communications chief operating officer Ashley Smout confirmed standard mail would be delivered every second day to households in urban areas starting from July in larger towns and cities.
Over the following two years it would be rolled out to smaller centres.
I check my mail only around once a week. I reckon the number of people who need daily mail delivery is quite small.
I don’t want NZ Post to end up needing taxpayer subsidies. So reducing their costs is inevitable, as revenue falls.