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General Shipping Information

Courier Service 

We use NZ Post Courier for tracked delivery and have pickups every week day Monday to Friday after 1pm.

New Years sending cut-off dates for 2023/2024 within New Zealand:

NZ Post courier is closed over new years and the next collection date is Wednesday 3rd January 2024.

    Shipping Rate

    Auckland Courier - $4.90
    Rural Auckland Courier - $8.90

    Rest of North Island Courier - $7.50
    Rest of Rural North Island Courier - $9.90

    South Island Courier - $8.90
    Rural South Island Courier - $12.00

    International - Please contact for pricing. 

    Shipping times:

    NZ Post Courier have an overnight delivery target for North Island (non rural). For rural and South Island deliveries please allow one to three working days.

    • North Island non rural - Overnight
    • South Island and all Rural - Overnight to 3 working days

    NZ Post Courier Delivery targets are guidelines only and we do not guarantee that your item will reach its destination within the delivery target.

    You can check the NZPost delivery updates page to keep up to date with any updates or delays https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/domestic-delivery-updates 

    Packaging Materials

    If you have any special requests for packaging, like unbranded boxes to keep it more a mystery from curious eyes just pop a packing note to your cart before you get to the checkout.

    We use a combination of recycled and recyclable boxes, cardboard wrap, Kraft paper, and LDPE courier bags with paper wrapping and paper filler.

    We have introduced the use of paper tape and removed the use of additional plastic tapes from all of our packaging..

    To find your nearest recycle drop off point for our LDPE courier bags visit https://www.recycling.kiwi.nz

    Add To Your Order / COMBINE

    If you have placed an order and have something else you would like to add before your order has been shipped you can use the discount code COMBINE at check out to remove the shipping cost of that order.

    This code is valid over the weekend or until your order has been packed and tracking number generated.

    If you are earning Flybuys with your orders, Flybuys are issued separately for the add on order and not combined with the initial order.

    This is not a free shipping code for new orders.

    Public Holidays 2023 

    While Animal Kingdoms remains open during public holidays, and will be preparing orders during this time, our courier NZPost Courier Post will not be picking up parcels or delivering orders on the below days.

    • Waitangi Day 6 February 2023  
    • Good Friday 7 April 2023
    • Easter Monday 10 April 2023
    • ANZAC Day 25 April 2023
    • King's Birthday 5 June 2023 
    • Matariki 14 July 2023
    • Labour Day 23 October 2023
    • Christmas Day 25 December 2023
    • Boxing Day 26 December 2023
    • New Years Day 1st January 2024 
    • Courier Closed January 2nd 2024 

    Regional Anniversary dates 2023 

    • Auckland 30th January 2023 
    • Wellington 23rd January 2023 
    • Nelson 31st January 2023
    • Taranaki 13th March 2023 
    • Otago 20th March 2023
    • Southland 11th April 2023
    • Canterbury (South) 25th September 2023 
    • Hawke’s Bay 20th October 2023
    • Marlborough 30th October 2023
    • Canterbury 17th November 2023
    • Chatham Islands 27th November 2023
    • Westland 4th December 2023

    Please allow one to two extra working days for delivery when sending to these regions over the above periods.

     Christmas sending cut-off dates for 2023 within New Zealand:

    • Courier North Island (non rural) - Monday 18 December
    • Courier South Island and Rural - Wednesday 20 December   

    Animal Kingdoms Christmas Shipping Schleich 2018 CollectA 2018 Papo 2018 Christmas hours