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Ōtautahi – NZ Post is calling on Kiwis for help to deliver parcels in the lead up to Christmas.

The state owned enterprise is currently delivering about 2 million parcels a week, or four parcels a second,  and this number will rise in the run up to Christchurch as Kiwis buy online during the busy shopping season.

Parcel volumes are up by around 50 percent higher in Auckland and 25 percent in the rest of the country, due to the alert level changes across the country.

NZ Post needs more people to help them process and deliver the millions of parcels that are going to come through their network over the next few months.

They are looking for people to help as they respond to the increased parcel volumes due to more people shopping from home during the alert levels, combined with the usual Christmas rush. They want a mix of temp and fixed term people to help the process and deliver a record number of parcels around the country.

There are more details on the NZ Post website. NZ Post says it is working hard to deliver parcels on time, despite having a shortage of people.

With the move to level three in Auckland, NZ Post saw an increase in the number of parcels in the region. While the rest of country is slowly returning to pre-covid levels, volumes are still up on what they would normally see  this time of year. This means there are delays of up to five days in Auckland.

To meet the increase in parcels and to reduce the impact of any delays they have redesigned the Auckland network since last lockdown to ease potential areas of congestion. They have brought on as many extra people as they can, set up temporary processing sites and operating extended processing hours.