POSTAL RESTRICTIONS REMINDER, 4/2/2012, 12:00 am
Reminder from: PostCardMailArt Yahoo! Group Title: POSTAL RESTRICTIONS REMINDER Date: Monday April 2, 2012 Time: All Day Repeats: This event repeats every month on the first Monday. Notes: POSTAL RESTRICTIONS TO NZ/AUSTRALIA
It is absolutely forbidden to send any animal, vegetable or soil content to NZ & Australia, both being agricultural countries they are very vulnerable to pests & diseases etc.
There are very stringent biosecurity controls, with violations can lead to confiscation of goods & hefty fines.
The list of banned items includes things like
wood, metal, leather, wool, feathers, sand, off-the-beach shells, leaves & flowers! Even handmade paper, if seeds/petals are used)
The skeletal leaves one can buy are fine
Shells from necklaces should be okay as are the Pau pieces one can buy in NZ shops - just not shells you've picked up from the beach!
If in doubt please always Google to check before using/making anything destined for NZ &/or Australia
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