Christmas 2017

With Christmas fast approaching, to enable you to plan ahead, please find below information regarding our planned hours of operation through the Christmas Holiday period and cut off date to ensure  your freight is  delivered before Christmas, to avoid disappointment.

Hours of Operation
Courier Solutions will be closed over the statutory holidays only.
These dates are as follows:
Monday 25th December and Tuesday 26th December.
Monday 1st January and Tuesday 2nd January.

Our open days between Christmas and New Year are Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th.  Our office will be open between 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs during this time.

Cut off Date

Each year we advise our customers of a cut off date to ensure your freight is delivered before Christmas, this year it will be Friday 15th December.  You can still send freight after this date, however, please be mindful that our supplier’s delivery times will differ from their normal schedule over the Christmas-New Year period, so please plan to send your freight early to avoid disappointment.

If you have larger orders than normal, and are on auto-collection, please let us know in advance, so we can ensure your driver can collect all your freight, or we can arrange another or larger truck.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Christmas
Courier Solutions Team



Service Update – 14th December, 2017 – Rail line closure of line between Blenheim and Christchurch due to heavy rain

We have just been advised that the rail-line between Blenheim and Christchurch has been closed for tonight.  This will impact freight ex Auckland from Tuesday for south of Blenheim.

At this stage all freight will be at least 24 hours behind schedule

We will update once we have further infortmation




Surcharges – May 2017 If you require any further information with regards to NZ transport infrastructure, we recommend that  you visit  the ‘New Zealand Transport Agency’ website at where you can find daily/weekly detailed bulletins.

Update – 26 April 2017

Mainstream New Zealand Ltd

Minimum Charges  are now in place for all transport requirements as follows:

Intra-Island  – $31.25
Inter-Island –  $43.75

(the above rates are exclusive of FAF, RUC,  GST and any other applicable surcharges)

If you have any queries, please e-mail our accounts team, at

Thank you


Bascik Transport
Charges set from 21st November, 2016
15% On any consignment that is Inter-Island
Mainfreight Group (Owens)

Charges set from 28th November, 2016

15%  All Inter-Island movements (between Island) and South Island movements in and out of the Marlborough region. The Nelson region remains exempt at this time, whilst the Lewis Pass remains operational and State Highway 6 (Blenheim to Nelson) is unrestricted in any way.



Charges set from 21st November, 2016

Origin Destination Surcharge
North Island South Island 15%
South Island North Island 15%
Blenheim South Island 15%
Christchurch South Island N/A
Nelson South Island 15%
Post Haste & Castle Parcel
Charges set from 1st December, 2016
Courier Solutions Web Notes customers will benefit from our unique software which enables us to ‘sort’ your freight, to enable us, to only charge you where applicable.

Brand Service
Transport Method Surcharge
Castle Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%
Castle Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%
Post Haste Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%
Post Haste Satchel Inter-Island Air Freight N/A
Post Haste Overnight Inter-Island Air Freight N/A
Post Haste Parcel Inter-Island Road 9.8%

Pre- Paid Tickets & Satchels

Brand Service Surcharge
Post Haste TD – 2 Day 9.8%
Post Haste Satchel N/A
Castle ex-Auckland SI3  SI10  SI25 9.8%
Castle ex-Auckland N3  N10  N25 9.8%
Castle Satchel N/A
PBT Transport only – EQ  surcharge of $40 per tonne
Urgent Couriers
Charges set from 28th November, 2016
South Island freight as follows:
Bulk Freight 16%
South Island parcel/Courier freight 9.8%
 CoolTranz  15% On any consignment that is Inter-Island
Auckland/Waikato/Bay of Plenty Canterbury Otago / West Coast /Southland Hawkes Bay / Manawatu – Wanganui / Taranaki / Wellington Marlborough Nelson – Tasman
Auckland/Waikato/Bay of Plenty 17% 17%
Canterbury 17% 27% 50%
Otago / West Coast /Southland 17% 27% 25%
Hawkes Bay / Manawatu – Wanganui / Taranaki / Wellington 27% 27%
Marlborough 50% 25%
Nelson – Tasman

If you do have any further queries/questions, please contact us on 0800 771 747 (00 64 3 341 1199).

Thank you

Business to Business

Industries we are currently associated with also include: 3PL, Hospitality, Homewares, Hardware, Electronics, Building, Educational, Flooring, Automotive, Printing, Veterinary Supplies, Textiles, Cosmetics, Health/Medical, Packaging, Primary sector.

The Wine eTailer - B2C/B2B

What we provide:

- Cost effective nation-wide delivery of cases of wine.
- Pick and pack, storage and dispatch service.
- Free phone help desk for customers. We provide a fully serviced customer-help line for your customers to talk to someone about their delivery.
- Cloud based web management interface

Ecommerce Logistics - B2C

- Product storage/warehousing
- Pick and Pack despatch service
- Customised courier packaging
- Customer service free phone number
- Product returns management
- Cost effecient, fast, fully-tracked courier service
- International delivery service
- Cloud based web management interface

The Clothing Wholesaler - B2B + B2C

What we provide:

- Cost effective nation-wide carton delivery.
- Pick and pack warehouse storage/dispatch service
- Same day delivery service
- Reverse logistics/Freight forward system