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Celebrating an ancient Māori art form

11 May 2015

New Zealand Post is issuing its annual stamp issue celebrating Matariki, with this year’s issue focusing on the ancient Māori art form of kōwhaiwhai.

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New Zealand Post coin celebrates new Royal arrival

5 May 2015

The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child is being commemorated by a New Zealand Post limited edition 1oz silver proof coin.

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Celebrating New Zealand’s marine diversity

15 April 2015

Seashells are a familiar sight on New Zealand shorelines, so for its next stamp issue, New Zealand Post is taking a look at five species of seashells found in our oceans. New Zealand’s diversity of seashell fauna can be attributed to our isolation and geological history, allowing for over 2,000 native seashell species to thrive in our waters.

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Australia Post and New Zealand Post join forces to commemorate Anzac

7 April 2015

New Zealand Post and Australia Post commemorate The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in a joint stamp issue. The New Zealand stamps include an 80c stamp and a $2.00 stamp. The stamps issued in Australia carry Australian denominations.

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Commemorating the Anzac spirit 100 years on

27 February 2015

New Zealand Post is marking the centennial of the Gallipoli landings with the second instalment of its five-year stamp and coin programme, titled ‘1915 The Spirit of Anzac’.

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New coloured Anzac 50c coin available online to the public today

24 February 2015

New Zealand’s first ever coloured coin, officially launched earlier this month to mark 100 years since the Gallipoli landings, is available to the public for pre-order today. 

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NZ’s first ever circulating coloured coin to mark Anzac Centenary

17 February 2015

A coloured legal tender 50 cent coin will be on sale to the public from next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

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‘Have a ball’ with stamps and coins for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

23 January 2015

New Zealand Post has been working on products for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 that will bowl people for six - a sheet of cricket ball-shaped stamps and New Zealand's first ever curved legal tender commemorative coin.

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Commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi with a special stamp

23 January 2015

6 February 2015 marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and to commemorate this momentous occasion in New Zealand history, New Zealand Post is issuing a special commemorative stamp.

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Sheep takes centre stage for Chinese New Year

15 December 2014

In 2015 Chinese New Year will begin on 19 February, and one of New Zealand’s most iconic animals takes the spotlight – the sheep. To commemorate a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar,  New Zealand Post will release its annual ‘lunar’ stamp issue celebrating the Year of the Sheep.

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