Final $5 departure tax paid

Last updated 06:52 01/10/2012
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Did you ever have to pay the $5 departure levy at Palmerston North Airport?

Plenty of times!

No, I managed to avoid it.

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The last customer paid the last $5 airport levy at Palmerston North Airport last night as the often-criticised tariff was abolished.

Vision Manawatu and Destination Manawatu welcomed the demise of the levy with Vision chief executive Elaine Reilly saying the purpose of the levy was outweighed by the perception.

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- Manawatu Standard

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

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