9 Feb 2024

Fierce debate expected after regional fuel tax axed

From Morning Report, 7:08 am on 9 February 2024

The Transport Minister and Auckland's Mayor seem set for a fierce debate over how some of the city's major transport projects will be paid for, as a date is set to axe the regional fuel tax.

Aucklanders have been paying an extra eleven and a half cents a litre on fuel since 2018, but that will now stop at the end of June.

The Mayor, Wayne Brown is warning the future of some existing projects hangs in the balance and the government had better listen up.

Political reporter Katie Scotcher has the story