Story: Country towns

Impact of post office closures

The closure of many rural post offices in the late 1980s shocked and angered customers who had relied on their banking and postal services. Nelly Harrison of Waipiro Bay, on the East Coast, describes a predicament faced by many.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Prosperity and decline, 1950–1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/19425/impact-of-post-office-closures (accessed 25 June 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008