(AP) New Zealand's government has agreed to allow its postal service to deliver mail as infrequently as three days a week to most customers from 2015 as the volume of letters declines precipitously in an era of electronic communication.
The move could foreshadow similar changes in other developed nations as businesses and residents increasingly move online to communicate and pay their bills.
The New Zealand Government on Wednesday announced it was changing its agreement with the postal service effective June 2015.
Instead of delivering mail six days a week, the service will be required to deliver a minimum three days a week in urban areas and five days a week in rural areas, which tend to rely more on mail.
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