Anyone using New Zealand’s roads contributes towards their upkeep. Most road users pay levies when they buy fuel. Others, such as drivers of light diesel vehicles and heavy vehicles like trucks, pay through road user charges (RUC).
Road user charges (RUC) to be reduced again
On 1 February 2023 the Government announced it will re-introduce the 36% reduction in RUC until 30 June 2023.
The reduced RUC rates from 2022 ended on 31 January 2023. To reduce the rates again, the Government must pass a Bill. This is being urgently drafted by the Parliamentary Council Office.
Until then, RUC rates will be charged at the full rates. If you buy a RUC licence in February before the Bill is passed, you’ll be paying the full RUC rates.
Temporary road user charges (RUC) reduction scheme