Truth Universally Acknowledged

The title of this blog is an obvious reference to my favourite author, Jane Austen. My other great inspiration is Ella Fitzgerald. I intend this site to be general musings about things which interest me, and hopefully you as well.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

I'm a girl in her twenties living in New Zealand - of Irish and Scottish descent. I'm married to a wonderful guy and we live in a tiny house in the suburbs with a menagerie of soft toys and model aircraft. My main occupations at the moment are attempting to become and author and surviving my day job... wish me luck!


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Friday, 12 August 2005

This is just getting ridiculous!

$1.43 for cheap petrol?!

In my opinion the government should reduce the insipid extra 5c tax they imposed on us earlier this year. They were already getting half of the petrol revenue before they did that! They need to look past trying to look "green", and see that there are vital components of transport which will always need to function (like trucks, planes, emergency vehicles) and this tax will just increase the cost of living for everyone down the consumption line. It is not just a case of not being able to afford to drive to the supermarket, it's a case of soon not being able to afford the groceries once you get there. Something must be done.

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Blogger Rainypete said...

And to thing, people round these parts grumble about having to pay upwards of $1.20NZ (98 cents Canadian) for a litre of fuel. It could be worse though, you could be buying your petrol in Britain!!!

2:20 am  
Blogger Hannah said...

Thank you, Rainy Pete! Prices here are about £1 a litre at the moment - most of which (at least 50%) is tax.

Yes, it's expensive, but you know what? It makes people think about the journeys they make in their cars. There's a social cost to being able to hop in the car and pollute the environment, not to mention waning fuel stocks.

Higher fuel prices are becoming more and more necessary to slow down fuel consumption and global warming, and to encourage alternative fuel technologies.

The higher the cost of fuel becomes in the States, the better.

9:02 pm  

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