21 Nov 2011

Tokelau signs stamp contract with NZ Post

2:41 pm on 21 November 2011

Tokelau has signed a five-year contract with New Zealand Post for it to produce stamps which highlight Tokelau's Pacific heritage.

A New Zealand Post representative says previously Tokelau had been using another business to get its stamps.

Ivor Masters says he hopes the partnership will trigger an interest in Tokelau both in New Zealand and internationally.

"What's clear is by a five-year contract, it enables us to properly not only design and market the stamps but also grow the collectors world and an interest both nationally and internationally for their behalf - so we think it's definitely a win-win scenario"

Ivor Masters says the costs will be much the same as stamps around New Zealand, ranging from 45 cents to two dollars.

The stamps became available for purchase last Thursday.