Most New Zealand towns and suburbs used to have a Post Office, the very most basic building block of business. These are rapidly becoming anachronisms, replaced by digital communications and thinly spread Post Shop agencies. The Post Office of the 20th Century New Zealand was often a specially designed stand alone building, a place for gathering and sending, a place of news and postcards, aerogrammes and telegrams, often topped with the town clock. A place for social gathering and the bustle of business which is slowly fading out. Some of the buildings remain in their prominent positions, some turned to other purposes and some still hosting the town clock.