Cost of living: Cheapest fuel prices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and other New Zealand cities

  • 20/06/2022

Petrol prices continue to climb to new levels, with Kiwi motorists increasingly feeling pain at the pump.

Motorists across New Zealand have found the price of petrol has again risen above $3 per litre in some areas - despite the Government's fuel excise tax cut.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the average New Zealand price for 91 octane was $2.98 as of June 10.

And those with diesel tanks were also facing increased costs, with the average price climbing to $2.75 per litre.

In light of this, Newshub has compiled the cheapest places to fill up within major New Zealand cities including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - as per price-tracking app Gaspy on Monday, June 20.

Those living in Auckland face a drive to Costco Westgate, which has 91 for $2.98. The next cheapest were NPD Otara and Wiri, Caltex Newton, and Pak'nSave supermarkets at Lincoln Rd and Manukau (all $3.06).

The cheapest spot within 10km of Wellington was Caltex Old Hutt Rd ($2.85 for 91).

In Christchurch, the cheapest fuel was at NPD and Gull on Stanmore Rd - both stocking 91 for $2.81.

Gaspy shows the cheapest prices within 10kmn of Hamilton city being at Pak'nSave Mill St and Gull Norton Rd - both selling 91 for $2.88.

Meanwhile, in Napier, fuel costs anywhere from $2.88 to $3.05.

Neighbour Hastings has the same price range.

The Government, meanwhile, has faced questions over whether it would extend its fuel excise tax cut beyond August. 

Usually, the tax makes up about 48 percent of what Kiwis pay at the pump - with the largest chunk of that being excise.

But the Government slashed that by 25c in March and subsequently extended it to August.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday would not say if the tax cut would continue beyond then.

"I don't want to give a prescriptive, 'If X happens, if Y happens," she told AM host Ryan Bridge.

"[There's] a lot of volatility, a lot of movement that's why, yes, we've done the 25c [petrol excise tax cut] but we've also done other things."