NZ fuel prices

Submitted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:23
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Just across the Tasman...
Diesel $1.74 plus road user tax
Super $2.06
91 Just under $2.01

Just in case you thought that we were the only ones...and despite our preconceptions, it really is a long way between one end of the country and the other. Its just not all that far across :)
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Reply By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:26

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:26
Here in Scotland.
ULP @£1.13.9
Diesel @ £1.24.9

Cheers
Dennis
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:46

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:46
And how far would the average Scot have to travel in their car a year? You have buses and trains over there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:57

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:57
Hi Footy,
I travel 5000 k's per year just to work and back, my wife does 500 k's a week.
Thought I saw a train in Australia last time I was there, lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:21

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:21
Dennis, you caught me out. We do have one train here, and indeed several buses. But they don't actually go anywhere useful :))
When I worked I drove around 60K a year, because there was no alternative. And I didn't even live in the bush.
My wife still works and travels around 30K a year, which is far less than many. She has no option to walk, catch a bus or train, or even walk. The car is also necessary to shop for groceries etc.

I can't see fuel prices doing much for suburban drivers or worse still, those in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:26

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:26
Footloose
In Scotland they have to be very careful not to go too fast in Westerly or Easterly directions , could fall into the cold ocean.

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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:32

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:32
Doug, you're right. And I wonder if I can buy a decent cup of coffee there yet?
It's a beautiful part of the world. Bitterly cold and hauntingly beautiful. And a heck of a lot bigger than it looks on the map.
But things must have changed, for them to scoot around much in motor cars :))
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:38

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:38
Geez Footy,

That makes me feel a hell of a lot better, I am glad the Kiwis, are
in the same boat as us, dont like the sound of that Road User Tax,
I hope the honourable Mr Rudd dose-nt get to sting us with that
when he drops the gst on the fuel excise in 18 months time or
when ever.


Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:43

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:43
Daza, I hadn't got that far :) But inflation will soar with the incresed freight costs whichever way it goes.
You can bet the screams for price reduction don't sound all that loud from diesel users, and why should they ? Fuel is a cost of production and a tax writeoff for most of the consumers. If not, then higher freight costs can always be passed along to the poor bloody consumers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:10

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:10
Daza.
The road user charges system came about in NZ because of the endless beefing about the tax on diesel. So if people think that any Govt would drop the GST on any fuel without clawing back (plus handling costs) from somewhere else they are just dreaming. I would be very afraid about a distance charge system if I were an Australian. For Mr Rudd it would fit very nicely into the Kyoto Protocol wouldn’t it?
Cheers, CliveG (NZ).
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:36

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:36
"because of the endless beefing about the tax on diesel"

I thought that only happened on this Forum

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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:56

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:56
"I thought that only happened on this forum" Gosh, you guys are only beginers. LOL.
Clive.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 08:09

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 08:09
Clive,

Don't say that, you'll only encourage them LOL

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Reply By: Ti Trol - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:30

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:30
From memory, the road user tax worked out to about 2c/km, so if you are getting 10L/100km that would be about 20c/L, lifting the real price of diesel to $1.94. Still cheaper than unleaded!
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Follow Up By: stevesub - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:48

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:48
NZ Road User Charges - $NZ173 for 5000km for a 3 ton vehcile. The price depends on the weight of the vehicle. Also for $NZ1=$A0.80 right now so $NZ2 = $A1.60 for a litre of 91.

Stevesub
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:58

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:58
hey Steve,

cash exchange, AU1.00 = NZ1.10 approx (plus small commission)
Visa AU1.00 = NZ1.2020

Auckland prices are 200.9 (91ULP) for others......

Andrew
(driving around NZ using Visa :-))
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:33

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:33
Does this mean you're all going to move to NZ? Bewdy hahahahaha

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:34

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:34
that works out at for Super $2.06 = A$1.69643

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Reply By: sleepy1 - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:11

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:11
evening all,
my brother in law has a rodeo and it's 40 cents a k for road user, and for the record you haven't been able to buy super over there for near fifteen years or more.
big pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:53

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:53
Sleepy1
Think you meant .04c per K. Footloose is right about the prices in NZ. For my 100series L/C which is in the “up to 4 tonne GVM” class, it costs me NZ$356.06 for 10,000ks which is .04c /k, which is .33c/litre, which means Diesel is A$1.66/litre equivalent, so were catching up to you guys fast. You are right about the no super for years, it’s now called Premium Unleaded.
Regards, CliveG (NZ)
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:26

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:26
Some people still refer to it as Super rather than premium unleaded...especially when trying to explain it to an Australian :))
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Follow Up By: StormyKnight - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:49

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:49
Ooooohhhhh.....nasty....
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 22:01

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 22:01
You are right. Still call it Super myself sometimes. The young ones just look at you with a blank look. Poor old bugger they mutter as they walk away.
CliveG.
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 22:52

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 22:52
Me too.

Super went into the cars, and Standard went into the stationary engines around the place.

Super petrol was pink(red) and Standard was yellow.


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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 19:23

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 19:23
Stu & Bob youre showing your age now LOL :-)
That was some time ago.
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