April 12, 2024

News Collective

Complete New Zealand News World

New Zealand motorists have been hit hard by rising petrol prices

New Zealand motorists have been hit hard by rising petrol prices

Motorists in New Zealand are expressing frustration and feeling the financial burden of rising petrol prices. 91 petrol prices are above $3 per liter in most parts of the country, with national averages of $3.01 for 91, $3.19 for 95 and $3.32 for 98. These prices are the highest the country has seen since the previous peak. $3.12. In Auckland, motorists also have to bear regional fuel tax.

Brent Poppen, a pensioner, shares his struggle with rising fuel costs for his V8 vehicle. He noted that he could only put in $30 or $40 worth of fuel because of his tight budget. He believes that someone in the supply chain should make substantial profits. Paul, a landscape contractor, shared this sentiment, noting that rising prices have affected the way he uses his vehicle, further letting him know that every trip counts.

Many, including Tim and Brendan McDonald, have changed their habits due to rising gas prices. Tim noted that his family now travels 25% less than before and has to turn down opportunities that involve additional fuel costs. He even resorted to fasting to save money. Brendan McDonald expressed his frustration as a family man, noting that rising gas prices have made it even harder to take his kids to the beach or the park.

The effect of these rising prices is not limited to personal budgets. Ryan McHugh pointed out that while he personally can afford the rising costs, there are many people who cannot afford to drive. He noted that public transport is not always a viable alternative, especially for those looking to explore remote areas without charging stations and transport services. Grafton resident Yvonne Masters, on the other hand, sees buses as a great way to save money instead of using a private vehicle.

See also  The US team is back against New Zealand

A combination of rising petrol prices and limited transport options is putting pressure on motorists across New Zealand. As they struggle with rising costs, people are finding ways to cut fuel costs, change their travel habits or opt for public transport alternatives.

Sources: – Stuff (www.stuff.co.nz)