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Post Office set to stay

But post bosses yesterday confirmed they are relocating the service from within Countdown supermarket.

Rumours that New Zealand Post were to axe another Blenheim store have been quashed.

New Zealand Post is on the hunt for a new location in Blenheim as it was revealed the mail business is on the move.

Rumours are rife in Redwoodtown that the service was to close completely in the south side of the town.

But post bosses yesterday confirmed they are relocating the service from within Countdown supermarket and are on the hunt for a new location.

A spokeswoman says PO boxes have been moved and customers made aware of the change.

“Redwoodtown Village PostCentre is located within Countdown.

“We are moving out of Countdown, but we are not leaving the community.

“In fact, we are absolutely committed to continuing to provide postal services to the community and are now on the lookout for a suitable business for us to partner with – like we are doing in other parts of the country.”

Anxious shoppers took to social media to express their concerns as supermarket staff revealed they would no longer be able to offer post services from July 1.

Instead, postal services would on offer at Paper Plus on Market St and Springland’s PostShop.

Partnering up with local businesses was not a new idea, the spokeswoman says.

“NZ Post is committed to providing a postal service to New Zealand.

“We’re partnering with local businesses and agencies throughout the New Zealand to help us deliver postal services.

“This is not a new strategy – we’ve been doing this for years and actually work in this way in over 800 locations already around the country.

“This works well for our customers, with longer opening hours and better access, and adds value to the businesses we partner with. “

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