Opt out from receiving Yellow Books 




Thank you for taking the time to visit us and opt-out of receiving the Yellow Book.
We’re proud to offer households the option to notify us of their choice not to receive a Yellow Book – we’ve been doing so since 2014.

We do our best to ensure that once opted out, you do not receive a copy. Our deliveries are made by your local community groups as part of their annual fundraising activity. We think they do a great job, but if you are delivered a book when you had previously opted out, just let us know within two weeks of the delivery and someone will drop by and take it off your hands.

We operate an Opt-Out deadline system, so just be aware that if you opted out after the book deadline listed below you’ll still get the book this year. But, you will not receive a book next time around, or the year after that, or the year after that and so on.

If you’re a business, you’ll be approached and offered a book during the delivery period for your area. Currently opt-out is only available for residential delivery.

More questions? Check out our FAQs section.

Please note: You can currently only opt out of residential delivery. Businesses will be approached as per usual and offered a book during the delivery period for their area.

Our book production schedule can be found here.

Final opt-out dates:

Book Opt-Out Cut-Off Delivery Start
Auckland  11 Jan 2022 11 March 2022
Hawke's Bay  23 Nov 2021 21 Jan 2022
Marlborough  22 Feb 2022 22 April 2022
Otago  1 Mar 2022 29 April 2022
Nelson & Bays 9 Mar 2021 7 May 2021
Kapiti & Horowhenua  16 Mar 2021 14 May 2021
Southern Lakes  18 May 2021 16 Jul 2021
Southland  30 Mar 2021 28 May 2021
Manawatu  6 Apr 2021 4 Jun 2021
Bay Of Plenty  20 Apr 2021 18 Jun 2021
Ashburton  27 Apr 2021 25 Jun 2021
Wairarapa  27 Apr 2021 25 Jun 2021
Taranaki 18 May 2021 16 Jul 2021
Whanganui  3 Aug 2021 1 Oct 2021
Christchurch  13 Jul 2021 10 Sep 2021
Timaru & Oamaru  31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021
West Coast  20 Jul 2021 17 Sep 2021
Wellington  27 Jul 2021 24 Sept 2021
Coromandel  24 Aug 2021 22 Oct 2021
Waikato  14 Sept 2021 12 Nov 2021
Northland  28 Sept 2021 26 Nov 2021
Gisborne  14 Dec 2021 11 Feb 2022

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