New Zealand 90210

Never mind that we already have a million different passwords and pin numbers to remember, here comes another one:

New Zealand Post will announce tomorrow a
new postal system for delivering to street addresses, introducing "zip codes" to the country for the first time.

It's lucky that having cellphones mean that we don't have to remember each others telephone numbers anymore, find the name, press send and away you go. Making sure you're not crossing networks at peak time of course!

The first number of the four-digit postal code will identify the general area of a person's address, with 0 signifying Northland to the North Shore and 9 the code for Dunedin, Otago and Southland. Everywhere else inbetween will be numbered inbetween.

The remaining digits will narrow the focus of where the letter is destined, down to at least the suburb or street blah blah blah. So, a
re you excited about getting your new number? I know I am. I won't sleep tonight for the anticipation.

Unfortunately, it's not going to do anything for the poor postie delivering Trade Me parcels in Auckland's suburb of Dannemora
where all the houses look exactly the same.


  1. AnonymousJune 01, 2006

    but how many people actually use post codes anyway??

    how many letters do you get in a week with a postcode on it?

  2. I think that's the whole point, we'll have to us them.

    If you don't your mail will be punished in horrible ways we can't begin to imagine. Like slapping it with old stamps, unnecessary hole punching and the worst, drawing love hearts on it using an ink blotchy pen.

  3. AnonymousJune 01, 2006

    You know just about all those houses out that way look the same...

    I get lost everytime I drive through Howick! And you know what's worse? They never bother with the names of the roads in some places so even if you have a map you're stuffed!

    And what's happening to our existing zip codes? Or was that not an actual 'zip' code but rather a four-digit number dictating your suburb in Auckland alone?


  4. AnonymousJune 16, 2006

    I heard you looked and couldn’t afford one in this area? You abit jealous mate?

  5. I can't afford Dannemora? Quite correct. I can't afford the bus trip to work either. Even Tom Cruise can't afford Dannemora which is why he was looking out Coatesville way..