Because the different Ecomist franchises around the country are independently owned, freight rates do vary from one region to the next.

Franchise Region Freight Charges 
Far North Urban: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50
North Shore Urban: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50
West Auckland $6.50 
Auckland Central $6.00
Manukau Urban: $6.00.  Rural: $9.50
Counties Local: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50
Waikato Hamilton local: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50
Bay of Plenty Urban: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50 
Hawkes Bay Napier/Hastings: $2.50.  Rural: $7.00.  Gisborne/Waipukarau/Waipawa/Wairoa: $5.50
Taranaki New Plymouth: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50 Rural delivery to be delivered to nearest NZ courier
Ecomist Central Palmerston North urban: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50
Wairarapa Masterton Urban: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50
Lower North Island $6.50
Nelson Marlborough        $8.50
Canterbury ChCh City: $3.00. Outer ChCh: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50
Mid/South Canterbury $6.00
Ecomist Scenicland $7.50
Otago/Southland Oamaru: $6.50.  Rural: $9.50