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for the school holidays? Tips for keeping your home safe
As the school holidays approach New Zealand Post and Neighbourhood Support have put together a short list of easy tips to keep your home safe if you’re away for an extended period.
New Zealand Post’s new online service for households wanting their mail held while they are away from home is a new addition to help families keep their homes secure.
Holding mail is a security measure that protects against an overflowing letterbox advertising to potential burglars that you’re away. The new online service means you can organise it at the last minute and pay for the service online.
Neighbourhood Support recommends you have a neighbour stop by and collect unaddressed mail and circulars.
When you go on holiday
The fee for an online hold is $5 a week, the same as that offered at PostShops, and the same three working day period is required to activate an online hold request.
Household customers wanting to apply online for mail to be held can do so by visiting www.nzpost.co.nz/holdmymail
For more crime prevention tips see the Neighbourhood Support website www.ns.org.nz