NZ road user charges, petrol excise to rise in vehicle licensing rejig

Tue, 12 Jun 2012

By Paul McBeth June 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's road user charges and petrol excise will rise from August in a vehicle licensing rejig, and will help pay for national transport projects. The road user charge will rise by 4.1 percent and petrol excise by 2 cents per litre from Aug. 1, while at the same time dropping supplementary licences for heavy vehicles, removing the time licence system, changing existing exemptions, and cutting the administration fee for a licence, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said in a statement. "This incr...

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