Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Fuel prices hit record in Wellington, South Island

1:57 pm on 21 May 2018

Fuel prices have hit record highs in parts of the country.

Petrol price hikes last week in Wellington and the South Island beat the record high set in 2013. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The cost of 91 octane in Wellington and the South Island hit $2.30 a litre last week, beating the previous high set in 2013.

Crude oil prices have been rising globally while the New Zealand dollar has fallen, making the cost of fuel more expensive.

The price hike would be particularly hard on low-income families forced to drive older cars, AA PetrolWatch spokesperson Mark Stockdale said.

"That's certainly going to hit motorists in the wallet, particularly low-income New Zealanders and motorists who have got older, less fuel-efficient cars where their fuel bill is higher," Mr Stockdale said.

The government will introduce a regional fuel tax in Auckland from July.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Joseph Cederwall: On Why the News Crisis Gives Us Hope

Scoop has exciting plans ahead for 2018 and beyond. The news media industry is coming to a critical juncture point. The increasing dominance of the digital platform monopoly giants and new developments such as Artificial Intelligence are contributing to disrupt the industry, render old ad-based models unviable and reshape the way we consume news. However, in all this crisis we see opportunity to create a new, more resilient and more decentralised future for independent news media... More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Turns 19: Once More Unto The Breach!

Alastair Thompson writes: While the fairer intellectual disciplines Science, the Arts and Academia continue to be generously funded by Government, philanthropists and billionaires alike, Journalism of the routine kind - which has for three centuries provided the information infrastructure upon which a pluralist democracy is based - is fast disappearing in a fog of fake news. So then, this is Scoop’s call to arms... More>>

ALSO:

Untruth-In-Packaging: Gordon Campbell On The Media’s Problem With The Trump Circus

After shredding America’s relationships with its traditional G-7 allies, US President Donald Trump is about to sit down to pursue a ‘no nukes for lifting economic sanctions’ deal with North Korea – ie the same trade-off that Barack Obama signed with Iran, and which Trump has just torn up More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why We Should Be Anxious About Artificial Intelligence

Frankly, the prospect of possibly losing half the existing forms of paid employment to AI does make me feel extremely anxious, given the indifference shown by central government to the downstream social damage caused by the reform process last time around... More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Tom Wolfe The Parajournalist

As New Journalism’s primary advocate, Tom Wolfe headed the field with such experimental forces as Norman Mailer, Truman Capote and Hunter S. Thompson, all dedicated to enriching supposedly factual accounts with excessive flourishes that hurried out the beige in favour of the kaleidoscopic. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog