Are there any GZ'ers who have a rural mail box and been asked to move it by their postie so that it complies with the new Health and Safety laws that came into effect on the 4th April?
Our postie put a note in all the boxes stating that they could no longer put mail into a box on the 'wrong' side of the road. The box had to be on the near side of the road and the postie had to be able to drive behind it (ie off the road) to put the mail directly into the box.
This change meant a lot of rural post boxes in my area have had to or will need to be moved. I heard of one case where there is no suitable site on the near side of the road and the box will have to be 2kms from the house.
Our box is indeed on the 'wrong' side of a single track gravel road. When the postie is alongside it they are completely off the road by a long way, at least a couple of metres, so it couldn't be in a safer location but apparently we still have to move it.
I've tried to find out where this change to the location of mail boxes has come from but so far had no luck. NZ Post don't seem to know anything about it.