Fuel prices are set to rise even further than the planned council and Government fuel tax hikes on Waiheke, leaving the local board and energy providers worried.

Sealink is expected to introduce safety-related freight surcharges this month – ahead of the proposed regional fuel tax which, if approved, will add around 11 cents a litre from 1 July, and the phase in over three years of the Government’s excise charge of between 9 and 12 cents a litre. The Government excise over the next three years is already set in stone.       • Richard Jones

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