Look to use accredited taxis next time around
Re: Taxi rip-offs from R&V, January 12 letter.
As in past years a lot of taxis have come from out of town to service R&V. Unfortunately some of them see it as a chance to take advantage of the public attending R&V.
This was the first year of taxi accreditation at R&V, so all legitimate taxis were displaying their accreditation in the windscreen, and were part of the transport hub along with the buses working out of gate B. All these taxis and including our local accredited taxis would have been charging by means of their taxi meters, however, some out of town taxis chose not to be accredited or did not meet the requirement — these taxis were working from gate D alongside the unofficial, unmarked cars.
My suggestion for next year; when catching a taxi from R&V look for the accredited taxis.
Manager, Gisborne Taxis