Fuel tax not fair, Aucklanders say
Auckland businesses say its not fair they're having to cough up for fuel taxes now but wait years to see any of the desperately needed benefits. The government has announced a nationwide fuel excise increase of 3.5 cents a litre a year from October for the next three years. For Aucklanders, that's on top of a 11.5 cents a litre regional fuel tax that comes into effect on Sunday. The government says its going to save Auckland $1 billion of lost productivity a year but the Chamber of Commerce is asking when that will be. Rowan Quinn reports.