An Auckland taxi driver has been fined $1000 for twice refusing a fare because the journey was too short.
The Transport Agency says the driver would not take two men from Federal St to Karangahape Rd, telling them it was a four-minute walk.
They rang the driver's company who advised them to get back into his taxi.
When he again refused their fare, they found another taxi and made a formal complaint to the Transport Agency.
The agency says everyone should have confidence they can hire a taxi to their destination, irrespective of the journey's length.