Heat up 2023 with some exciting global events!

See our latest Network Test results, join the Child Cancer Street Appeal and win a $200 Sunglasses voucher.

Must-See Global Events in 2023

For those who love to travel and explore the world, 2023 is offering many exciting events worth looking forward to.

From spectacular sporting competitions to unique cultural extravaganzas, here are some of the top events happening around the world in 2023.

Exceptional Events to look forward to

Walt Disney’s 100th Anniversary

From January 27 onwards, Disney will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. To celebrate this occasion thrilling events around the globe at all Disney Parks are planned, that promise to make memories of a lifetime!

Coronation of King Charles III & Camilla, Queen Consort

In May, King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, will be crowned in a grand ceremony at Buckingham Palace. This event is expected to attract huge crowds, running for three days from Saturday, 6th of May.

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

This year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup will be especially momentous for New Zealanders, as it’s the first time we are proudly sharing the hosting of this global event with our Australian counterparts. Don’t miss this amazing event from 20 July – 20 August.

Sydney Opera House 50th Anniversary

20th October 2023 is the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia, the Sydney Opera House. For this golden jubilee, many special events are planned for visitors that are sure to be memorable experiences.

2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

The ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket World Cup, held every four years, will have India as its sole host for the men’s team tournament – a first in history! Happening in October and November 2023, cricket fans will have something special to look forward to when they witness the highly anticipated Men’s Cricket World Cup.

2023 Asian Games

Initially planned to take place between 10 – 25 September 2022, the Games were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark your calendars: the long-awaited Asian Games of 2022 will run from 23 September – 8 October 2023!

Latest Residential Network Pressure Test

In the three-week lead-up to Christmas in 2022, Kiwis spent $2.89 billion, an increase of 0.8% compared to prior years. As part of our dedication to performing at the highest level and providing industry-leading service, we conduct independent Residential Network Delivery Comparison Tests.

Since January 2020, we have commissioned eight independent Residential Network Pressure Tests through Mobius Research & Strategy.

What happened?

On 19 December 2022, 396 parcels were sent from Auckland to identical residential addresses around New Zealand. 198 parcels through New Zealand Couriers and 198 parcels through NZ Post. 

The Results

During the Christmas pressure test, New Zealand Couriers on average delivered 19 hours and 36 minutes earlier than NZ Post to the same residential addresses.

On average, our 2022 results found that New Zealand Couriers delivered parcels to residential addresses 56% faster than NZ Post. Download our full report to find out more details.

All courier networks were under pressure in 2022, and New Zealand Couriers demonstrated a consistently superior service standard within our industry.

Get the Full Report

Download the full PDF report for our Christmas 2022 Network Pressure Test to see how our network performed.

Child Cancer Foundation’s Street Appeal is back!

Contribute to the Child Cancer Foundation

As a community member, you can easily get involved by simply choosing a two-hour slot at a collection site near you. New Zealand Couriers is privileged to be a long-standing supporter of the Child Cancer Foundation. This year, we are thrilled to be once again the official transport partners of the 2023 Street Appeal, one of the foundation’s most important fundraising events. We are helping the foundation reach its goal of raising $6 million annually to provide vital support services for children with cancer and their families across New Zealand.

Street Appeal happens Friday 10 – Saturday 11 March

As a community member, you can easily get involved by simply choosing a two-hour slot at a collection site near you and being there on the day to collect donations. You will receive a Child Cancer Foundation bib, sash, bucket, and thank you stickers. The supervisor of your chosen collection site will handle the delivery and pickup of these materials; all you need to do is show up at your designated time.

You can easily donate now with a TXT to 3457 for an instant $3 donation.

Your contributions will significantly impact the lives of children with cancer and their families. Join us in supporting this important cause, it’s that easy!

Get ready by signing up for your team or organisation today!

Support The Child Cancer Foundation. Register your interest here.


Win 1 of 2 $200 Sunglass Style Vouchers

This summer, look good and feel great with the perfect eyewear!

Stand out in style this summer with a $200 Sunglass Style Voucher! Whether lounging on the beach, exploring the city, or enjoying a day out with friends, the perfect pair of sunglasses can elevate your look and keep you safe from the sun’s glare. Use this $200 voucher to spend on Sunglass Style’s wide selection of designer eyewear.

Answer our simple question to be in the draw.

Congratulations to our winners from the last newsletter – Vanessa from Morrinsville – enjoy your Stand-up paddle board, Enviro360 bag, and stand!