The scheduled delivery of 2300 pieces of mail went ahead as
planned on Sunday, marking the final bulk delivery of letters
and packages which were allegedly misappropriated by a former
New Zealand Post spokesman Michael Tull said the delivery was
''a bit of a milestone'' in the sense that the majority of
unopened and opened mail had now been given to the rightful
On Sunday nine postal staff - four from Dunedin, one from
Wanaka and four from Queenstown - delivered to about 900
houses in the Wakatipu.
While close to 800 of the households were in Fernhill, 36
were in Arrowtown and 38 in Lake Hayes.
Mr Tull said most of the mail was delivered to the intended
recipients, despite the transient nature of Queenstown.
About 1600 of the pieces of mail had been opened or showed
signs of being tampered with and these items were accompanied
by a letter from the Queenstown police advising that people
could make a complaint as part of ''Operation Jess''.
Philippa Lynette Lindsay (32), of Frankton, was arrested on
November 9 and remanded in the Queenstown District Court on
December 3 for a post-committal conference on February 14.
The postal worker is accused of stealing more than 18,000
pieces of mail which police seized and catalogued.
She faces one indictably laid charge of stealing mail and
parcels between September 1, 2010, and November 9, 2012.