Story: Mail and couriers

Closing Waipū

Watch this TV news clip from 1989 showing the fierce battle waged by the small Northland town of Waipū to save their post office from closure. Residents formed the Waipu Action Committee to coordinate their protest action. They produced a special stamp for their letters, to carry their message around the country and further afield.

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Tim Shoebridge, 'Mail and couriers - Technology and change, 1980s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/23070/closing-waipu (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Tim Shoebridge, published 11 Mar 2010