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New Zealand towns have made a name for themselves by erecting ‘Legendary Landmarks’ that tell Stories about the Town’s History, Culture and Landscape.

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Rating: 2.7/5

The Legendary Landmarks stamp issue takes a look at just 18 of the many town icons across New Zealand, highlighting just how wonderful and unique these sculptures and the towns they represent really are. From the well-known landmarks like the Lemon & Paeroa bottle and the Ohakune carrot, to the lesser-known Mossburn deer and the truly kiwi Taihape gumboot, these landmarks can tell you about the local history and the town’s identity without saying a word. (read more)

published August 18th, 2014

The New Zealand Matariki 2014 Stamp Issue tells the Māori creation narrative of Papatūānuku and Ranginui.

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Rating: 3.1/5

As with many stories born from ancient folklore, there are different variations of the story of Papatūānuku and Ranginui. A widely known account tells that Ranginui, the Sky Father, and Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother, loved each other dearly and embraced so tightly that their sons were stuck in the darkness between them. Their sons decided to separate them so they could live in the light, and their son Tāne, god of humankind and forest life, pushed with all his might to force them apart. Ranginui was sent to live in the sky and Papatūānuku was sent below to live as the earth, creating Te Ao Mārama, the world of light. (read more)

published August 15th, 2014

Matariki 2014 – Papatuanuku and Ranginui Issued by New Zealand Post!

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Rating: 3.2/5

As with many stories born from ancient folklore, there are different variations of the story of Papatūānuku and Ranginui. A widely known account tells that Ranginui, the Sky Father, and Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother, (read more)

published July 22nd, 2014

New Zealand post marks the 75th anniversary of World War II

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Rating: 3.5/5

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II – a war in which nearly 200,000 men and 10,000 women served for New Zealand both overseas and at home.

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published March 22nd, 2014

New Zealand Post celebrate the upcoming visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George to New Zealand!

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Rating: 3.4/5

The first royal tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a married couple is an exciting event for the Commonwealth. New Zealand Post is eager to welcome the young couple and commemorate this occasion with a special stamp issue for their April tour.

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published March 8th, 2014

New Zealand’s Construction of a Nation stamp issue looks back on five prominent styles of housing

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Rating: 3.0/5

When European settlers came to New Zealand, they left behind their ways of life and began to adapt, socially and architecturally in this new land. New Zealand housing styles inevitably evolved over time in response to environmental and social changes, resulting in the diverse architectural landscape seen in New Zealand neighbourhoods today.

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published February 21st, 2014

New Zealand shows us their Native Seaweeds on this new stamp issue!

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Rating: 3.3/5

New Zealand’s unique marine environment is home to nearly 900 species of native seaweed, a third of which occur nowhere else in the world. Five of these native seaweeds are celebrated in this unique stamp issue.

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published January 18th, 2014

New Zealand Post celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Horse!

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Rating: 3.4/5

The horse is the seventh animal in the Chinese lunar calendar, and is renowned for its loyalty, diligence and free spirit. Those born in the Year of the Horse are thought to be energetic, intelligent and often physically strong, and they like to live in quiet, peaceful environments.

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published December 10th, 2013

The 2013 Ross Dependency stamp issue is one not to be missed

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Rating: 3.5/5

This striking stamp issue highlights one of the marvels of Antarctica: its ‘food web’, which enables a vast array of wildlife to find the sustenance they need to survive. The key to its success – and the element that enables every one of these animals to endure – is a tiny, delicately pink crustacean called krill.

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published November 12th, 2013

New Zealand post dedicates a new stamp issue to the upcoming release of the second film in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy!

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Rating: 3.6/5

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second film in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, created in New Zealand by our very own Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson. The movie promises to take the world by storm and these official stamps are the perfect accompaniment to this epic film. Pre-order your stamp products today for 1 November 2013.

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published October 28th, 2013

Upper Hutt 2013 National Stamp Show

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Rating: 3.9/5

The Upper Hutt Stamp Club is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2013 with a national stamp show and to commemorate New Zealand Post is issuing an exhibition miniature sheet and exhibition souvenir cover.

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published October 5th, 2013