Change of ownership


Introducing Richard & Suzanne Sutherland, your new owners of Rural Courier.

Husband & wife team who have moved here from Sacramento, California.  Richard is a Kiwi but has lived in the States for years and has come from the building industry.  Suzanne, a retired teacher & their 16-year-old son Ben are adventurous and ready to take on a new challenge.

While there is a new official name, Sutherland Partnership they will continue trading as Rural Courier.  Staff and all contact details for your daily courier service will remain the same as below:


Phone:         03 541 8833

Office Cell:  027 2466 066



Richard will continue to job share the Nelson to Murchison van with Lisa and Suzanne will become the new voice on the end of the phone job sharing with Kate.

You will receive your final invoice from Joe & Julie T/A Rural Courier Partnership on 31 August 2022 and then notification of new bank details will be with all invoices dated 30 September 2022 onwards.


Joe will continue to run the oversized freight to Murchison and this is now a separate entity to Rural Courier so for all your bulk freight needs please look to Joe at Deliverance:

Ph:  0220 643 699.



We look forward to being of service to you!