The human story behind New Zealand Post and its predecessors has always been an integral part of every community in our country. The carrying of mail and the conveying of information is a subject which is more closely aligned to the development and progress of a country than any other.
New Zealand, with its geographical isolation and ruggedness gave early settlers a challenge of great magnitude. The story of New Zealand is intrinsically linked to the story of its postal service, descending from the days of sailing ships, runners, horseback and canoe, through to train, plane, telephone, fax and the internet.
For over 175 years, New Zealand Post has consistently delivered communications with speed and agility, and continues to drive innovation that mirrors the development of technology and societal behaviour aligned with technological change.
The New Zealand Post archive aims to celebrate and connect with New Zealand communities through the evolving story of communications past and present.