Queenstown Police investigating the theft of mail from the suburb of Fernhill today executed a search warrant at a commercial Arrowtown address and seized further items of undelivered mail.
Over the past few days police officers and NZ Post staff have been working together to count and catalogue the undelivered mail.
Although Police are not yet able to provide a final figure for the mail recovered, it is expected to number in the tens of thousands.
Police today confirmed that some of the 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.
As yet Police are unable to provide a timeframe as to when the unopened articles of mail will be released for delivery.
Released by Detective Sergeant Brian Cameron, Queenstown Police