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Rural delivery contractors off the road after NZ Post terminates

RD operators say they are being squeezed out by national carrier’s proposed ‘One Network’ mail and courier services merger.

RD contractors Ian and Danny Kennedy, and ProDrive advocate Peter Gallagher.

Maria Slade Mon, 13 Nov 2023
Key points
  • What’s at stake: Rural delivery contractors Danny and Ian Kennedy have lost their business after NZ Post terminated their run.
  • Background: RD contractors say their businesses are becoming unviable because NZ Post is bypassing them in favour of courierising the network.
  • Main players: NZ Post, rural delivery contractors, ProDrive, Peter Gallagher, Barbara Kuriger.

A Waikato rural delivery couple have lost their business after NZ Post terminated their run.

Danny and Ian Kennedy operated the RD3 rural delivery run between Tamahere and Hamilton and sought a High Court injunction stopping the national carrier from axing their contract. 

They spent $350,000 to buy

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Key points
  • What’s at stake: Rural delivery contractors Danny and Ian Kennedy have lost their business after NZ Post terminated their run.
  • Background: RD contractors say their businesses are becoming unviable because NZ Post is bypassing them in favour of courierising the network.
  • Main players: NZ Post, rural delivery contractors, ProDrive, Peter Gallagher, Barbara Kuriger.
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