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.

“New Zealand is world famous for its hot, sunny summer months, but we can’t forget how important it is to look after ourselves in the sun” said Simon Allison, Head of Stamps and Coins at New Zealand Post. “The SunSmart messaging of ‘Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap’ has been around for over 30 years now, and we are excited to work with the Health Promotion Agency to bring this issue together.”

This issue includes a special miniature sheet that incorporates photochromic ink - the umbrella on the miniature sheet changes colour in direct sunlight, changing from white and yellow to purple and green.

Ten cents from each stamp in this issue goes directly to Stand Children’s Services Tū Māia Whānau (formerly known as Children’s Health Camps) to aid the valuable service it provides to children and their families in need around New Zealand. New Zealand Post has been supporting Children’s Health Camps since 1929.

Included in this issue are three gummed stamps, one self-adhesive stamp, a miniature sheet, a first day cover, a miniature sheet first day cover and a sheet of 100 self-adhesive stamps. The issue is available for purchase from 2 September 2015 at New Zealand PostShops. Pre-orders are being taken now through the Whanganui Collectables and Solutions Centre or online at nzpost.co.nz/stamps

For more information:
Libby Greatbatch
Copywriting and Direct Marketing Specialist
Stamps and Coins
New Zealand Post
Tel: +64 4 496 4916
Email: libby.greatbatch@nzpost.co.nz