Correct
Correct match to a record in the New Zealand PAF file.

Primary Point
This code indicates that a flat, unit or floor (or combination) couldn’t be found, but the street
address could. This is called a ‘Primary Point’. The address returned is largely from the New
Zealand PAF, but the floor or unit information comes from the input record. Most importantly a
Postcode is appended to these addresses ensuring that this mail will get to its destination.

Street Number could not be matched
The street number isn’t valid for this street or does not currently exist in the New Zealand PAF.

Postal Number could not be matched
Postal number isn’t valid for this suburb or does not currently exist in the New Zealand PAF.

Ambiguous Address Point
This code means that the address could possibly be matched, but to several addresses.
An example might be where there is a 20a Smith St and a 20b Smith St in the one suburb but the
address data being matched is 20 Smith St.

Street Name could not be matched
The street name couldn’t be matched because it is either spelt incorrectly or it does not currently
exist in the New Zealand PAF.

Postal Type could not be matched
The postal delivery type couldn’t be found for this suburb / postcode eg. “PO Box”.

Ambiguous Street
This code means that the street name in an address could possibly be matched, but to several
addresses.

An example might be where a street type is missing, and there are two streets with that name in a
locality. For example LANE ST and LANE LANE both exist in Saint Heliers.

Place Names could not be matched
The place name and suburb couldn’t be matched because it is either spelt incorrectly or it does not
currently exist in the New Zealand PAF.

Ambiguous Suburb
This code means that the suburb name in an address could possibly be matched, but to several
addresses.

Ambiguous City
This code means that the city name in an address could possibly be matched, but to several
addresses.

Phantom Primary Point
This is the name given to a primary point to which no delivery can be made, such as the street address of a commercial building where there is no reception area or if the address doesn’t receive Standard Mail delivery. To minimise return mail, if an address match is made to a Phantom Primary Point, and no secondary information is available, the DPID may not be returned.
Note: Some addresses don’t receive Standard Mail, but they may receive other types, such as courier mail, PO Box, Private Bag or counter delivery, where they collect mail from a local post shop. Ask someone at that address how to send them mail or contact a courier company to see if they can send here.