More undelivered mail found

Police investigating the theft of mail in Queenstown executed a search warrant in Arrowtown today and seized more undelivered mail.

Over the past few days police and NZ Post staff have been working together to count and catalogue the undelivered mail.

Police are not yet able to provide a final figure for the mail recovered, it is expected to number in the tens of thousands.

Some items of mail had been opened.

They will be making enquiries with those senders and recipients who are able to be identified to ascertain whether any property has been removed.

Police are unable at this stage to provide a time-frame as to when the unopened articles of mail will be released for delivery.

A 32-year-old Queenstown woman, contracted by NZ Post, was arrested on Friday by police after they were notified by the company of concerns over undelivered mail to the Fernhill area.

She will appear at the Queenstown District Court on Monday on one charge of theft by a person in a special relationship.