Petrol in Palmerston North on Tuesday cost $2.11 a litre.
In Kurow on Wednesday it was $2.30.
That’s hard to stomach when the four-lane highway that was planned for the very busy Christchurch to Ashburton section of State Highway 1 has been canned.
A little bit of the extra we’re paying is a result of higher prices for crude oil and the lower New Zealand dollar.
A lot of it is tax.
We’re paying more and getting less.