Further Updates as our Post Office is adding 10 cent increases annually now!
1/7/2020 - $1.40 local, $2.70 to Australia and Pacific, $3.30 to Rest of World, $4.00 Large to Australia.
1/7/2021 - $1.50 local, $2.80 to Australia and Pacific, $3.60 to Rest of World, $4.10 Large to Australia
$1.50 Includes, all of Continental New Zealand, Stewart Island, Waiheke Island, Auckland Gulf Islands including Great Barrier, Chatham Islands, (Also Kermadecs, Auckland, Campbell, Snares, Bounty etc - but no one lives on those islands!!!)
$2.80 Zone includes all of Ross Dependency, Australia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Niue, Tokelau, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Nauru.
It does NOT include - French Polynesia, Pitcairn Island, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Wallis and Fatuna, American Samoa or Palau, Guam etc. Also does not include any part of Asia.
$3.60 Zone, all of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and all of Asia including Phillipines, Indonesia, Brunei, Timor Leste, Irian Jaya and Taiwan.
NZ Post just spent $15 million on a pointless rebranding exercise. Last year letter volumes deee - ropped to 295 million down from 440 million in 2019 - some can be blamed on Caromavirus, the rest on declining volumes. In 2001 they had 1.3 billion pieces of mail!
In 1967 a 2nd class letter cost 2.5 cents and 1st class (Sealed) was 3c, today it is $1.50 or 50/60x more yet inflation has only increased 20 times since then!