With Christmas just around the corner, kiddos up and down the motu are prepping their wish lists to Santa, and in 2023 he's sending out personal replies in Te Reo.
NZ Post is giving tamariki a direct link to Father Christmas with their ‘Write to Santa’ postal service.
For 25 years, they’ve been in cahoots with the big man in red, offering the chance to send wish lists directly to the North Pole.
Writing to Santa is easier than fighting Uncle over the last ham roll at Christmas day lunch.
Just hop on to the NZ Post website here, before the 21st of December, and type out your special letter to the man in red.
You'll get a response within 24 hours of sending your message. Quick as, aye?
And if you want a reply from Santa in Te Reo Māori? Well, you're in luck! When you’re on the website, tapping away your wishlist to the man in red, just select your preferred language response in the dropdown box and select Te Reo Māori.
If you're feeling a bit more old-school and want that personal touch, grab a pen and paper, and let your little one scribble away.
Address it to; Santa Claus, c/o Santa’s Workshop, North Pole 0001.
Don't forget to write your name and address on the back, or Santa’s response might get lost in the mail.
Pop it in the nearest NZ Post box or any of their shops. Plus, Santa’s got a special deal going on—no postage stamp is required for these letters.
They’ll have the reindeer make sure it gets into the good hands of Santa, or at least Mrs. Clause.
The cutoff for posting hand-written letters with a personal response from the North Pole is November 27th. Santa’s Helpers are gearing up, aiming to land those replies in your letterbox from mid to late December.
So, tell the tamariki to get their letters ready, because Santa’s waiting to share some North Pole magic right here in Aotearoa.