Out with the old tax, in with the new

March 16, 2009

Higher fuel taxes are to be heaped on the good people of Eketahuna to help make life easier for Aucklanders.

An extra burden of 3 cents per litre in fuel excise duty kicks in from 1 October and another 3 cent per litre increase from 1 October next year.

This will hit rural people harder than city folk, because too many have big distances to drive just to find a petrol pump, let alone to do business, and are reliant on road to freight their stock and so on.
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