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Newsletter 85 – August 2022

Stephen says –

Having now been able to travel offshore, I was fortunate enough to be able to fulfil my duties as Commissioner at CAPEX 2022 9 – 12 June in Toronto, Canada. Refer to my report later in the newsletter.

Global Supply Chain

Air carriers are now setting dates for their return to New Zealand skies, but with increased costs needing to be recovered, this has impacted the price of postage with international outbound letters and parcels increasing from 1 July – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/about-us/july2022#international-outbound

The number of countries the New Zealand Post is unable to provide service to, or receive from continues to decline – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/international-delivery-updates#sending and https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/international-delivery-updates#receiving

NZPF Awards 2022

Unfortunately, by the time nominations were due – 30 June – we had not received any nominations.  We are sure there are people out there who justify an award and we want to ensure we recognise them.  As a result, the executive has agreed to extend the nomination period.  The closing date for submissions of nominations for Federation awards for 2022 is now 31 October 2022. The criteria for the various awards presented by Federation can be found on the NZPF website as well as   nomination forms.  Check https://nzpf.org.nz/about-us/philatelic-awards/

Federation Meetings

The 74th Annual General Meeting is due to take place at WPS100 on Saturday 12 November, with an Executive Meeting taking place by ZOOM on the following Saturday 19 November. If you have anything that you would like raised, please contact your regional delegate or myself at the email address below.

I can be contacted by email at any time —president@nzpf.org.nz

Stephen Chivers, President

Incorporated Societies Act

Further to the December 2021 newsletter, The Incorporated Societies Bill, which is designed “to […]

Newsletter 84 – April 2022

Stephen says –

Here we are, three months of the year having gone already and our first quarterly executive meeting behind us.
The COVID journey carries us forward into 2022 and now with us operating under the traffic light system we have all had to adapt to further changes, as from 14 April with the changes to the Orange traffic light that we are operating under.
The key changes operating at Orange being –
• There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.
• You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors, other face mark rules remain unchanged.
All of the country is at Orange, so it is useful to be reminded of the Key points to keep ourselves safe – https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-orange/

Global Supply Chain

Despite plans for opening up the borders to international travel and an increase in flights, there are still some 40 countries where NZ Post is unable to provide service to – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contactsupport/international-delivery-updates#sending, including Russia and Ukraine and almost the same number of countries not sending to New Zealand – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/international-delivery-updatesUreceiving

Royalpex 2021

Even with the deferring of Royalpex 2021 until February 2022, COVID-19 still didn’t play ball which led to the exhibition being held as a judging only event, closed to the public. New Zealand Post continued to provide their major sponsorship with the printing of the programme and supply of miniature sheets for souvenirs. Refer to the report later in the newsletter. A copy of their final newsletter No 4 is at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K2eX5hxUAw5aOkxe799BPSP8H09g1Vc/view?usp=sharing

Federation Meetings

Unfortunately, the special meeting intended to be held in conjunction with Royalpex on 26 February didn’t take […]

Newsletter 83 – December 2021

Stephen says –

Well, the challenges certainly came as we published our last newsletter with all New Zealand returning to Level 4 on 17 August. Then, while the rest of New Zealand south of Auckland moved to Level 3 on 31 August and further to Level 2 on 2 September along with Northland, it wasn’t until 21 September that Auckland moved to Level 3. While Auckland has had some steps introduced into their Level 3 existence to enable closer contact, like a visit to the hairdresser the region has certainly carried the burden for the rest of the country.
More is written below about Covid-19.
In addition, we hope we will be able to provide some useful advice on how our clubs and societies might manage under the traffic light system of Covid control. Tim Beach, one of our executive officers, is professionally involved in this space and is planning to get information to you, hopefully in time for this issue.
Tim and all the others in a like position, is working with moving goal posts. His priority must be his work obligations and if he cannot meet our issue deadline, we will forward whatever he produces for you as soon as it is available.

Global Supply Chain

The global postal supply chain is still challenged, with Air NZ having announced more than 1000 flight cancellations between NZ and Australia through to the end of the year due to border reopening uncertainty.
At 6 October there were some 26 countries where mail is still suspended to New Zealand, including Ireland, Philippines and Poland – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/sites/nz/files/2021-10/Covid-19-international-network-inbound-06102020.pdf and 38 outbound as at 15 November including Brazil, Mexico and Zimbabwe https://www.nzpost.co.nz/sites/nz/files/2021-11/Covid-19-international-network-outbound-15112021.pdf
Santa appears to have been given […]

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