A note from Emma’s desk

I know how frustrating it can be when you receive unwanted pamphlets, flyers and those pesky bills in letter box. Sometimes it seems as though we are just inundated with them.

Being the self confessed shopaholic that I am, I like going through them. However, it has been brought to our attention that over the last couple of weeks, some material that has found it’s way into our letter boxes is not a friendly flyer or two.

While most items can be clearly identified where they have come from, a booklet that has been dropped in a number of boxes is proving very difficult to source who and where it is from.

This ‘religious’ booklet has made many ladies in our community extremely upset at the tone and manner in which females, wives and women in general have been described.

This leads to several important questions— who is distributing this material, and how can we stop people from placing unwanted brochures or leaflets in our letter boxes?
If you know who is posting the booklet in question, then we would like to hear from you. Please feel free to drop me an email – emma@thepost.nz or give me a call on 09 235 7835.

As for what is placed in our letter boxes, well, there is no law against it, and I believe that needs to be addressed.
How we go about doing this, I am not entirely sure, but I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions on where we can start.

I understand that this material is being hand delivered, and it is a struggle to trace back to where it is actually coming from. If distribution companies have to abide by the Advertising Standards Authority, and need to have a returning address for pamphlet/flyers delivered, then that rule should be applicable for everyone.


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