cough ShaneJones cough
At least you lot are reading the T&C. Because you never know what might happen if you don't.
I think the current owners of the Thurn and Taxis infrastructure (after half a dozen corporate and/or national upheavals) are Deutsche Post A.G. Which, for some reason, are the people who Amazon use to post things from America to New Zealand. No idea why.
It has been policy for some time for large American institutions to send all 'overseas' mail via Europe on the basis that the vast majority of it is destined there anyway. 20 years ago when I was at Otago I would get mail from American Universities stamped Amsterdam, Nederlands. It would have been bulk mailed or couriered there then posted. Even West Coast universities would do that. When there were daily Air NZ flights from LA.