Fueling bureaucracy

In announcing her plans (NZ Herald, July 9) to impose fees on petrol cars and give discounts on electric vehicles, Julie Anne Genter displays both the mendacity and the lack of plain common sense that have characterised this government. There are plenty of honest reasons to promote electric vehicles without being misleading about the benefits of the rebates scheme. She makes it clear that the scheme will apply only to the purchase of newly registered vehicles yet she then attempts to suggest that the benefits apply throughout the life of the vehicle. She is conflating the rebate with

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