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kiwis

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#275944 17-Sep-2020 19:04
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Trying to find a simple and free way to see if someone is in the North or South Island by there post code. 

 

Does anyone know of any "rules" around numbers.. i.e <3000 is South Island?


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nzkc
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  #2567111 17-Sep-2020 19:17
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A quick Google pointed me to this: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/sending-within-nz/how-to-address-mail/postcodes/postcode-maps

 

And also this: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/sending-within-nz/how-to-address-mail/postcodes/how-postcodes-work

 

To quote the second link:

 

How postcodes work

 

Postcodes are four digits and each digit has a specific meaning.

 

The first digit of the postcode represents one of ten machine 'lines' (numbered 0 - 9), which process mail for a specific geographic region. These run north to south in ascending order.

 

The second and third digits reflect postal sort areas and our New Zealand Post delivery network - urban posties, New Zealand Post PO Boxes, Private Bags and RuralPost.

 

The fourth digit identifies the specific box lobby, rural delivery round or urban area.


solaybro
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  #2567114 17-Sep-2020 19:18
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Wikipedia says the first 2 digits relate to the region so 00-69 is North Island and 70-99 is South Island.

 

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kiwis

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  #2567199 17-Sep-2020 21:44
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Didn't expect it to be that easy. Thanks lads.


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