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    Auckland fuel tax

    3 weeks and I still haven't paid a cent as I've been filling up in Northland or the Waikato. I thought they'd got me today, but Kaiaua is in the Hauraki District Council.

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    No one in the South Island gives a shit about Aucklands fuel going up 10c. Because we have been paying that and often more as our standard rate. Clearly the rest of NZ has been (and will continue to) subsidize Auckland's fuel so the big companies can offer competitive discounts that do not happen in the rest of NZ.

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    about a dollar more to fill my tank to do another 300km is not that bad, just hope they decide to do the east>west link again so that my commute goes down to 5 mins

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    No one in the South Island gives a shit about Aucklands fuel going up 10c.
    The price would vary more than that 10 cents with many gas stations around the city ... ANY city. Many still think the same prices apply to all gas stations in the cities ...

    Those that are concerned about how much they are paying ... should spend a bit of time finding a servo near (or in a handy location) them with a lower price ...

    How many really LOOK at the per liter price they are paying for fuel when they need it ... most just pull into a gas station and fill up. And PAY ...
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    There's a petrol station at the top of the street, about 500metres away - $2.28 for 91.

    There's one about 1500metres in the other direction - $2.16 for 91 the other day when I walked past. Had been $2.06 for 91 a couple of days earlier.

    You can guess which one is the busiest... plus it's also close to a GULL petrol station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    No one in the South Island gives a shit about Aucklands fuel going up 10c. Because we have been paying that and often more as our standard rate. Clearly the rest of NZ has been (and will continue to) subsidize Auckland's fuel so the big companies can offer competitive discounts that do not happen in the rest of NZ.
    dont worry no council is going to turn down free money we will all be paying it soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    No one in the South Island gives a shit about Aucklands fuel going up 10c. Because we have been paying that and often more as our standard rate. Clearly the rest of NZ has been (and will continue to) subsidize Auckland's fuel so the big companies can offer competitive discounts that do not happen in the rest of NZ.
    The real issue is the exorbitant profits the oil companies make from their vertically integrated supply chain and guaranteed profits from an inefficient refinery. Plus the way GST is charged on the dollar or so of taxes that make up the petrol price, so we're ripped off three times, once by the government. Just look at Oz prices - why are they so much cheaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    Just look at Oz prices - why are they so much cheaper?
    Just like smokes and booze ... it has the ability to easily have an increase (change at will with no change of legislation required) in it's tax ... and thus a reliable/dependable source of revenue.

    Don't like the prices ... ??? move to Aussie if it's so cheap there ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    No one in the South Island gives a shit about Aucklands fuel going up 10c. Because we have been paying that and often more as our standard rate.
    There is the transport cost of moving the petroleum from the refinery in Whangarei, down to the South Island...
    Naturally it is more expensive in the SI.


    As for the local councils attempting to get in on the taxation bandwagon, hopefully they have public transport infrastructure and traffic crises to "solve" in their towns, to justify their actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    There is the transport cost of moving the petroleum from the refinery in Whangarei, down to the South Island...
    Naturally it is more expensive in the SI.


    As for the local councils attempting to get in on the taxation bandwagon, hopefully they have public transport infrastructure and traffic crises to "solve" in their towns, to justify their actions.
    so how come we pay more for our power than the north islanders seeing as our hydro lakes pump power up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimO View Post
    so how come we pay more for our power than the north islanders seeing as our hydro lakes pump power up there
    LOL...that old chestnut.

    I'm not complaining that my House insurance has increased a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimO View Post
    so how come we pay more for our power than the north islanders seeing as our hydro lakes pump power up there
    You don't. It's the lines charges that make it expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    There is the transport cost of moving the petroleum from the refinery in Whangarei, down to the South Island...
    Naturally it is more expensive in the SI.

    Until they find a leak in the pipeline ...
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    I wait for those 30 cents litre off that the supermarkets offer when you buy $200 worth of stuff (assuming they do this in the SI) and you can get up to 100 litres-its worthwhile when you live off the pension.

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