Wellington has been ruled out of the tax fuel nightmare.
Transport Minister Phil Twyford, says the claims from National Party leader Simon Bridges regarding discussions with the Wellington Council about a regional fuel tax are wrong and that the government has ruled it out completely.
“The Wellington councils have asked for a regional fuel tax. I have ruled it out.”
Twyford says that regional councils are looking for funding because of the previous government's austerity.
“Like many councils around the country, Wellington was left with a massive infrastructure deficit from the former government. These councils are desperate for funding to build much-needed transport infrastructure.”