The price of petrol: Who is to blame?

This week on Inside Parliament, 1 NEWS political editor Jessica Mutch McKay and reporter Benedict Collins discuss the issues surrounding skyrocketing fuel prices in New Zealand. 

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The 1 NEWS political reporters discuss the Prime Minister’s reaction to the sky rocketing cost of fuel. Source: 1 NEWS

It comes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was "hugely concerned" at the prices consumers are paying at the pump and called petrol margins unacceptable.

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The Prime Minister says the Government is now undertaking work to get a basis for their plans. Source: Breakfast

On TVNZ1's Breakfast this week, National MP Judith Collins said the Government's plans do not go far enough.

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The National MP says the coalition are in a panic about fuel prices. Source: Breakfast

"If the Government wants to do something right now, it could cut that tax, say we're not going to have that regional fuel tax, 11.5 cents a litre in Auckland plus everything else that’s going on," she said.

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A weekly catch up with 1 NEWS’ political reporters about the stories they’ve been covering. Source: 1 NEWS