billgates: What is the flagfall? Is it not like $2 or $3? So a taxi driver gets $6 for the trip in total as per the NZHerald article, comes back to the back in the taxi queue, waits for so many more miniutes again before he/she gets their turn again and might only end up making another short trip making peantus again. I am with the taxi drivers on this one. If you want short trips and every passenger served then maybe the taxi association should make minimum bill to be $10 no matter what the distance covered is.
I agree. Taxis are a business, with some public responsibility. If they want to raise the flagfall to $10 and include more distance that'd be fine with me. There could be a scheme for the elderly or disabled to perhaps help them get where they need to during off peak times.
Taxis in New Zealand are already quite expensive compared with many of the countries i've been in, including Australia.
valtam: wtf...clearly you're ignorant of the disabled and elderly that frequently are in need of short trips to essential services. Good luck with your fascist state.
Your post comes off as a personal attack, i'm surprised Mauricio or a moderator hasn't already given you some kind of a warning.