But Ardern confirmed she’s ruling out exemptions for utes.
“We did discuss that because we recognised that there is a lag in the technology right now. But after discussing it, debating it and working it through, it was going to be very difficult to operationalise,” she said.
“A large number of those buyers of those vehicles are not using them for the legitimate use as those who work in the primary sector and the trades.”
So the PM is now deciding who is and is not a legitimate ute user, and hence imposing a tax on them as some people have no “legitimate” use for them.
Clarke is not in the trades or primary sector so by the PMs own words he is not a legitimate user of utes!