Staff at an Auckland printing facility are using high tech gear to make sure around 2 million personally addressed letters are ready for posting to registered voters across the country next week. The letters are among 3.2 million asking electors to confirm their details prior to the general election in September. They are being printed at NZ Post’s Highbrook printing facility in Auckland’s eastern suburbs and the remainder are being produced in Christchurch.
NZ Post production manager Natasha Fleming says the letters printed on the Highbrook plant’s IJ20 printer are churned out at a rate of up to 1000 sheets of A4 per minute.
Each one is then folded and inserted into envelopes at a rate of 350 per minute by another machine.
Electoral Commission manager Rex Arrell is overseeing the project and says the process is going smoothly so far.
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