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Salient. Special Salient Issue. Careers Information Week. 1961



Last year 464,254,000 articles were posted, bringing the Post Office £6,157,058. Each year this total is increasing at an average rate of 13,000,000 articles, and it is interesting to note that about 58 per cent of the total are posted in the three centres of Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland. Problems naturally arise in the handling of mail at these centres, especially as they are dispersed. It has become apparent that traditional methods of handling the flow of mail are inefficient and inadequate, and it is certain that in the near future programmes of streamlined and mechanised handling will have to be introduced. Detailed study of electronic and mechanical equipment in use in overseas mailrooms will have to be made to discover those most suited to our conditions, and to work out necessary modifications. Also, modern postal centres are planned for Christchurch. Auckland and Wellington.