Covid-19 Update – 9 March 2022

Below are the latest network status updates from our carrier partners:

Post Haste

Restrictions in place to Whakatane: Due to positive cases in the Whakatane depot, there are only a couple of drivers available for this region. Currently only urgent orders of essential goods are being permitted for dispatch to this region. All other orders to the region will be held at Online Distribution until we have permission to send.

There are currently no restrictions to other destinations, but delays are occurring due to isolating staff. Please expect major delays in Northland, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington and any Inter-Island packages, as well as moderate delays in Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

For further details by region, please click here for the Post Haste network.


New Zealand Post Domestic

There are currently no pick up or delivery restrictions in place. However, please expect major delays due to severe staff shortages in Auckland, Hamilton, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu and Wellington, as well as all Inter-Island packages. Moderate delays are also being felt in Northland, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill.

Please click here for the New Zealand Post Domestic Overall Network Indicator.


Owens Transport / Mainfreight

Major delays are occurring in Wellington due to a recent high number of positive cases having a huge impact on staff availability. Staff are being brought in from other parts of the country to assist.

Northland, Auckland and Waikato are also experiencing moderate delays.

Delays are occurring across other regions and it is recommended to allow an extra 1-2 transit days for all freight on the network.

Pickups from residential addresses are currently not permitted.


In addition to the above, KiwiRail has confirmed Covid cases on the ferries, severely reducing the number of sailings and overall capacity. Please expect significant delays on all inter-island freight across all carrier networks.

We will post further updates here as we receive them.


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