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An idea for An Post? New Zealand's postal service starts delivering KFC

The number of letters being posted in the country has halved in the last decade.

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NEW ZEALAND’S NATIONAL postal service has started delivering Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in a bid to counteract revenue losses.

NZ Post and the fast food giant have launched a pilot scheme in the North Island city of Tauranga.

Mike Stewart, a spokesman for NZ Post, told the Guardian the company needs to diversify its business as the number of letters being posted in the country has halved in the last decade.

“All post offices around the world are struggling with what to do when mail disappears, we want to survive for another 100 years but we urgently need to diversify our business.

“People want their goods on-demand delivered to their home in 30-60 minutes, that seems to be where the world is going. So we’ve been experimenting with being the delivery service for the health sector, the construction sector and especially hospitality,” Stewart said.

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