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NZ Post celebrates 125 years of women getting the vote

6 September 2018

New Zealand Post is celebrating the courage of women who fought for the hard-won right to vote in New Zealand 125 years ago, with a new stamp release. The issue features an image of celebrated suffragist Kate Sheppard, blended with a white camellia, the symbol of the movement.

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Royal stamp of approval

20 May 2018

NZ Post is celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with a beautiful stamp and coin issue. The stamps feature official photos of the royal couple’s engagement and the big day.

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WW1 hero honoured in latest NZ Post stamps

4 April 2018

New Zealand Post is telling the story of Otago’s Arthur Gordon, a heroic soldier who lost both his legs in battle and went on to become an advocate for disabled servicemen, in its latest series of stamps commemorating the First World War (1914-1918). 1918 Back from the Brink is the fifth and final instalment of a five-year stamp and coin programme. The ten commemorative stamps released today tell the story of the final year of this bloody battle, the toll it took on the servicemen and how they adapted on their return home.

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Stamps celebrate New Zealand in space

26 January 2018

New Zealand Post is celebrating the landmark achievement of New Zealand becoming the 11th country in the world to launch a rocket into orbit, with a special set of commemorative stamps. On Sunday 21 January 2018, Rocket Lab launched its Electron rocket into low orbit from a launch site on the Māhia Peninsula.

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New Zealand Post celebrates Royal Platinum Wedding Anniversary

20 November 2017

On Monday 20 November 2017 the Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage. To mark the occasion, New Zealand Post has created a special commemorative stamp and coin issue, designed around Her Majesty The Queen’s platinum engagement ring.

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America's Cup victory celebrated with stamps

3 July 2017

As soon as Emirates Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup, New Zealand Post began printing a special edition collectable stamp issue to celebrate the Auld Mug coming back to the southern hemisphere. The America’s Cup winners commemorative stamp issue features stunning images of the boat and crew, which show the incredible skill and innovation that enabled New Zealand to sail away to victory.

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Feel the Lions roar with a commemorative stamp and coin

24 May 2017

New Zealand Post is celebrating The British & Irish Lions Tour 2017 with an official stamp and coin release. The stamps show each of the seven regions around the country where the rugby games are being played incorporated into a map of New Zealand, while the coin is limited to just 1,000 worldwide. Every four years the Lions tour the Southern Hemisphere, and in 2017 it is New Zealand’s turn to host and compete in the series. The tour begins on 3 June and ten matches will be played over six weeks.

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Ellen Knight, mother who lost three sons, featured on WW1 stamps

3 April 2017

New Zealand Post tells the story of mother of 10 Ellen Knight, who lost three sons during the war, in its latest series of stamps commemorating the First World War. The Knight family have been closely involved in the development of the stamps and her granddaughter says it has been an emotional journey to discover Ellen’s story.

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1916 Courage & Commitment - 100 years on

8 March 2016

New Zealand Post tells the story of Cook Islander Soloman Isaacs who served with the New Zealand Tunnelling Company in its latest series of stamps commemorating the First World War. The ten commemorative stamps to be released on 6 April 2016 look at the effects of war both at home and abroad, including the work of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company on the Arras Tunnels and the start of military conscription in New Zealand in August 1916.  

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Beautiful fauna stamps with a glow-in-the-dark twist

3 February 2016

New Zealand is home to many unique and unusual creatures, though few can compare to the natural beauty of New Zealand’s native glowworms. New Zealand Post pays tribute to this awe-inducing insect with our latest stamp issue, New Zealand Native Glowworms

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