Story: Rural services

Reaction to a post office closure

When plans were announced to close the post office at the small town of Waipiro Bay on the East Coast, residents were shocked and angry. A number of rural post offices closed in the late 1980s – partly because of rural depopulation, and partly because of government restructuring of the Post Office.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008