In order to ensure better quality of service to philatelic customers, New Zealand Post has reviewed date stamping policy and to put a simpler and more effective policy in its place.From 21 September 2015, any customers who wish to have their philatelic mail hand cancelled can now send their mail to one of the three Mail Service Centres or the Whanganui Collectables and Solutions Centre.
To coincide with this change, a new pictorial date stamp has been developed for the Manawatu Mail Service Centre and the date stamps for the Auckland and Christchurch Mail Service Centres have been updated. You will also be able to have mail cancelled with the Ross Dependency date stamp via the Christchurch Mail Service Centre, but this will only apply to Ross Dependency stamps.
First day of issue date stamps:To have your mail postmarked on the first day of issue of these date stamps, send any addressed mail you would like cancelled inside a postage-paid envelope to Whanganui Collectables and Solutions Centre, noting which date stamps you would like used on your mail, by 14 September 2015. For all other mail going forward, please send the addressed mail you would like cancelled inside a stamped envelope to Whanganui Collectables and Solutions Centre or one of the Mail Service Centres.