7 Apr 2010

Mail destroyed in fire at Hamilton post box

11:01 am on 7 April 2010

Mail was destroyed when a post box was set on fire in a Hamilton street early on Tuesday morning.

New Zealand Post says most of the mail posted in the Rimu Street box was destroyed, although 14 items were only partially damaged and can be identified.

It says any mail posted between Thursday afternoon and 7.30am on Tuesday, was affected.

Waikato Mail Centre leader Murray Creighton says the vandalism is thoughtless, as it affects a lot of people.