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Onehunga Kiwibank and NZ Post part company

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Shoppers in Onehunga will have noticed some changes to banking and postal services in the last week.

Kiwibank and New Zealand Post have gone their separate ways after being located together in the main street for the last decade or so. 

Kiwibank stays at 241 Onehunga Mall, while New Zealand Post has relocated its post and parcel services to Onehunga Office Supplies & Lotto, 250 metres away at 159 Onehunga Mall. 

Bill payment, car registration and electoral office services will follow within 2-3 weeks There is no change to the post box lobby which can be accessed as before.

The move follows a nationwide decline in postal volumes and face-to-face banking in favour of online transactions. Some Kiwibank closures were signaled last August when new CEO Steve Jurkovich told media fewer people were coming into branches and those who did wanted to have a sit-down conversation with staff, rather than queuing at the counter. “The growth of digital transactions is exponential,” he said.

Meanwhile, New Zealand Post is moving away from owning post shops.. It already has 800 outlets in partnership with local businesses such as pharmacies and bookshops, and plans to transfer its remaining 79 post shops to other outlets over time. A spokesperson said, “[This approach] works well for us, it works well for our customers, with longer opening hours and better access, and also strengthens the businesses we partner with.” 

Onehunga Office Supplies & Lotto owner Ronil Jogia said his shop has been providing some postal services for the last 15 years, and staff were all ready to provide the same range of services.

 

“None of the services will disappear. Nothing is closing or shutting down and by the time most people need the extra services they will be here. My shop is literally two minutes away from where the post shop was before,” he said.

Those who need to pay bills or register their car in the interim can do so at NZ Post & Kiwibank outlets in Royal Oak, Penrose and Mangere Bridge.

 

Onehunga Kiwibank opening hours:

Mon to Fri 9am-4.30pm

 

Onehunga Office Supplies & Lotto opening hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8am-5pm; Wed 8am-6.30pm; Sat 9am-7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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