I know geeks are so busy emailing / social networking / "cloud"ing that they don't know what post mail is (except those who collect stamps), but NZ Post has announced they are raising postage prices again, both national and international ...
New Zealand Post has announced it is increasing postage costs as the company continues to feel the effects of higher costs and declining mail volumes.
As of July 1, the cost of sending a standard letter within New Zealand will rise from 70 cents to 80 cents, while postage on larger letters will increase by 20 cents.
The cost of sending some parcels and overseas letters is also being increased, with the International Economy parcel service being withdrawn in favour of International Air.
New Zealand Post says the increase in cost is necessary to keep the postal service working.
Postage costs last went up in 2012.
With the prices increases, lowering the number of delivery days, and trying to force silly "self-service" in branches, they're simply hastening the end of their own business. :-\
Anyone who does still post things should probably get a few boxes of pre-paid envelopes before the cost of those goes up.