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Road user charges (RUC)

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).

RUC rate changes April 2022

The government has announced a transport package to support New Zealanders through the global energy crisis. 

This package includes a 36 percent cut to RUC rates from 21 April 2022 to 21 September 2022. 

Temporary road user charges (RUC) reduction scheme

Minister Wood's announcement of transport support package details(external link)