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A call has gone out to Dunedinites worldwide to help save the Dunedin Metro Post Shop and Kiwibank in the Exchange.
News of the proposed closure has seen an immediate response by upset customers.
Some of these customers have launched a campaign to “Save Dunedin's Metro Post Shop and Kiwibank” which includes a petition, website and social networking via Facebook and Twitter.
Mr Billot said a stall of volunteers will be held in the Exchange on Monday 16 May 2011 between noon and 2pm to give people an opportunity to sign the petition to make New Zealand Post management change their mind.
“We want all Dunedinites, whether here, or living elsewhere in New Zealand and around the world, to sign our online petition or come to the stall and sign the petition.”
“We invite City Councillors, the Mayor and Dunedin MP's to support the campaign.”
There is a need to have post offices at the heart of the community.
Many businesses and residents rely on this Post Shop and Kiwibank as their place to pay bills, seek expert advice on postage requirements, apply for their IRD number, transfer money overseas, carry out car registration, open bank accounts and collect parcels.
“A self-service kiosk is absolutely no match for the expertise of the excellent staff at Dunedin Metro. Why is this the only post office in the South Island under threat?”
It is understood there is less than 14 days to give feedback before this decision is locked in. Time is of the essence.