Service Updates

Auckland Road Closures with Christmas Cup Yachting Regatta

16-Dec-2020 02:22 PM - Rowan

We have been advised by Auckland Transport that from as early as Monday December 14th , there will be road closures around the Auckland waterfront areas for the upcoming pre-America’s Cup Christmas Cup Yachting Regatta.

The road closures will impact all vehicles, including all courier and service vehicles, from between 7.00am and 11.00am each morning that the regatta is held which will severely restrict our service capability in these areas. The coverage areas effected are detailed below and will have particular impact on our ability to service restaurants and cafes with food and alcohol deliveries in these areas.

Couriers will do what they can to mitigate any delays but we recommend to any of our customers, that will potentially be impacted by this, that they will have organised alternative arrangements to ensure essential items are delivered or they can receive the freight well in advance of the closures, so they can effect delivery without delay.

We respectfully ask for your patience at this time as these closures are entirely out of our control.

World Series Christmas Cup Regatta in Wynyard Quarter - Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 December 2020

Location:

Wynyard Quarter.

Event time:

3pm to 6pm.

Roads closed:

7am to 11 pm: Halsey Street, Jellicoe Street, Daldy Street.
11am to 11 pm: Pakenham Street West, Brigham Street.

Parking restrictions:

Midnight Thursday 17 December to Midnight Monday 21 December:
Halsey Street, Jellicoe Street, DaldyStreet, Madden Street, Pakenham Street West, Beaumont Street, Hammer Street.

World Series Christmas Cup Regatta in Devonport - Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 December 2020

Location:

Devon port.

Event time:

3pm to 6pm.

Roads closed:

3pm to 6pm: King Edward Parade, Cheltenham Road.

Parking restrictions:

12pm to 6pm: King Edward Parade, Cheltenham Road, Jubilee Avenue, Takarunga Road, Macky Avenue.


Auckland Road Closures with Christmas Cup Yachting Regatta - 9.00am Monday December 7th

08-Dec-2020 12:47 PM - Rowan

We have been advised by Auckland Transport that from as early as Monday December 14th , there will be road closures around the Auckland waterfront areas for the upcoming pre-America’s Cup Christmas Cup Yachting Regatta.

The road closures will impact all vehicles, including all courier and service vehicles, from between 7.00am and 11.00am each morning that the regatta is held which will severely restrict our service capability in these areas. The coverage areas effected are detailed below and will have particular impact on our ability to service restaurants and cafes with food and alcohol deliveries in these areas.

We will do what we can to mitigate any delays but we recommend to any of our customers, that will potentially be impacted by this, that they will have organised alternative arrangements to ensure essential items are delivered or we receive the freight well in advance of the closures, so we can effect delivery without delay.

We respectfully ask for your patience at this time as these closures are entirely out of our control.

Sincere thanks from the team at Post Haste Couriers / Castle Parcels / NOW Couriers




Severe Flooding Hawkes Bay Region - Tuesday 10th November 2020

10-Nov-2020 02:03 PM - Rowan
**Message from our courier partners**

Due to severe flooding in the Hawkes Bay region our normal services will be seriously effected. Flooding in the Napier Branch for Post Haste Couriers has hindered our ability to deconsolidate overnight freight, and this may take sometime to complete. 

Weather conditions are such that parts of the region will be difficult, if not impossible, to service during the day so delays will be inevitable.

Please be aware that it may be sometime before normal service standards can be resumed as further heavy rain is forecast for later in the day.

We will be doing all we can to mitigate delays, but please be patient while we work through the current challenges that we are facing in the area.

Potential Service delays across Auckland - Monday September 21st 9.00am

21-Sep-2020 11:43 AM - Rowan
Very strong winds in Auckland on Friday September 18th caused several accidents involving trucks on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The result of this saw structural damage to one of the main supports on the bridge, which effected the closure of the 4 inside lanes moving in both the north and south directions. 

Structural Engineers have deemed this to be a serious issue and the lanes effected may be closed for several weeks whilst repairs are completed. This has the potential to cause major delays to the movement of freight in both directions, as the volume of traffic will be severely restricted with these lane closures. At this stage there is only one other option to move freight to and from the North Shore, which is via the west ring road peripheral route State Highway 16 linking to SH 18. We expect this route will also become congested as more traffic utilizes the option to avoid delays on the Harbour Bridge. 

Please expect there to be significant delays to deliveries throughout this period, which at this stage could take some time to resolve, although all will be done to mitigate the impact on services. We will continue to update the website and customers, as more information comes to hand, but at this point we ask that you please be patient and accept we will do all we can, given the challenges.

Keep courier items moving. Keep everyone safe.

14-Aug-2020 04:20 PM - Rowan

With Auckland moving to Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country moving to Alert Level 2, Courier & Freight suppliers will be working hard to keep your courier items moving.
 
They are committed to keeping their people and other kiwis safe – so some things will be a little different from Alert-Level 1.
 
1. Contactless pick-ups and deliveries are in place New Zealand wide.  Please ensure couriers can operate on your premises with at least 2m distancing.

2. Please do not send items to Auckland addresses that are closed for Level 3.  If closures extend, they may return the items to the sender (and charge the sender for returns) – this would happen to ensure that networks can continue to operate (there are no extensive storage facilities for undeliverable freight).

3. Nationwide Courier & Freight branches should be operating with contactless collections but please call the branch prior to check.

Teams are operating with Level 3 restrictions in terms of distancing; restricted workforce and other safety protocols - so there may be slight delays, please avoid overloading our help-desk staff with calls etc. Checking the relevant courier or freight provider's website should give you the visibility you need.
 
We will advise further COVID-19 updates as needed.

Any questions please let us know,

GSS Team