Should Waikato introduce a fuel tax?


Auckland Council is to introduce a fuel tax to help pay for the city’s dire transport needs. The Government has agreed to a council request for the new tax and will change the law to allow it to happen – possibly by the middle of next year. Waikato too is facing huge transport demands – Hamilton City Council alone faces spending about $110 million on improving transport in the city over the next 10 years. Should Waikato councils also be looking at a fuel tax to take the load off ratepayers?

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Last month’s results: Do you support increasing the minimum wage?

Sixty-three percent of respondents supported the minimum wage rising in New Zealand. Under a Labour and New Zealand First’s agreement the minimum wage will rise from $15.75 to $16.50 in April and by 2021 it would reach $20. There have been some concerns raised about the impact of this on businesses but only 37 percent of Waikato Business News readers who took part opposed the move.


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