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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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Support the RSA with stamp and coin collectables

13 January 2016

2016 marks 100 years since the founding of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and New Zealand Post is paying tribute to this important organisation with a special commemorative stamp and coin issue. The designs reflect the RSAs identity, history and future and incorporate their new ‘heart’ logo.

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Swinging into the new year with 2016 Year of the Monkey

9 December 2015

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Chinese New Year in 2016 with new stamp collectables featuring the clever and mischievous monkey. For the first time, as well as stamps and gold-foiled collectables, New Zealand Post will be issuing a special gold-plated medallion.

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World Champion All Blacks get stamp of approval

1 November 2015

Celebrate the All Blacks becoming World Champions with a limited edition stamp sheet. As soon as the final whistle blew, New Zealand Post began printing a special edition collectable stamp sheet to celebrate the team's victory in Twickenham.

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Looking back at the ‘heroic-age’ of polar exploration with new stamps

14 October 2015

The Ross Dependency 2015 stamp issue looks back to more than a century ago, when explorers from the ‘heroic-age’ of polar exploration embarked on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The expedition was made up of two separate teams on opposite sides of the continent - one heralded as the ‘greatest survival story ever told’, the other, ‘the greatest survival story never told’.

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Special Christmas stamps pay tribute to stained glass windows

14 October 2015

The art of making stained glass windows is detailed and intricate, with the resulting pieces adding character and charm to buildings and churches throughout New Zealand. For this year’s Christmas stamp issue, New Zealand Post looks at five beautiful stained glass windows found across New Zealand. Plus the issue includes a special translucent die-cut miniature sheet, designed to replicate a real stained glass window.

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New Zealand Post puts spin on Longest Reigning Monarch stamps and coin

11 September 2015

9 September 2015 marks a significant milestone for the monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British Monarch, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. To commemorate this historic occasion, New Zealand Post has created a seven stamp issue that looks at the vast span of time that Queen Elizabeth II has reigned as well as creating the world’s first rotating coin.

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Whimsical stamps remind us to be sun smart

3 August 2015

The outdoor summer lifestyle is practically coded into all New Zealander’s DNA, but with an ever increasing risk of melanoma, we must take practical steps to stay sun smart. This year’s Children’s Health stamps take a look at the importance of staying safe in the sun.

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New Zealand Post backs the boys in black with new stamp issue

3 August 2015

2015 is the year in which the All Blacks will attempt to reclaim the title of Rugby World Cup champions. To recognise this significant moment in New Zealand’s sporting history, we’ve worked with New Zealand Rugby and its partner, adidas, to bring you a special stamp and coin that epitomises the very essence of being part of the All Blacks - the jersey.

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