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Lower-cost petrol coming to Wellington “like a hurricane”

Press Release – Waitomo
In response to growing demand for low-cost fuel, Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has confirmed it will open a Waitomo Fuel Stop in Wellington soon.

“We’ll be hitting the capital like a hurricane when we open our first Fuel Stops in Upper Hutt and Wellington in the next few weeks. Wellingtonians – who’ve been paying some of the highest fuel prices in New Zealand for some time – can expect us to cause a stir,” said Waitomo Group Chief Operating Officer Simon Parham.

Waitomo’s sixth new site for 2019 will be up and running in New Plymouth by mid-July .

“There’s no slowing down for our team this year, as we roll out our national network expansion plans. Following our openings in Rotorua, Papamoa and Hamilton Central in the last 3 months, we’re now focused on causing some disruption out west with our first New Plymouth Fuel Stop now under construction.”

“We’re pushing hard to get this site open as soon as possible, so we hope to have the tanks in the ground before Easter. We’re working closely with Ngāti Te Whiti, and are grateful to have their support on site during the construction phase.”

The Waitomo price has led to greater price competition in the areas where the company operates.

“Waitomo offers the lowest price we can every day, at all our sites – that’s our Waitomo price. Kiwis want more competition and choice in the fuel market, so we’re happy to remedy that.”

The family-owned and operated Kiwi business has been shaking things up within the fuel industry and has no plans to slow down its ambitious expansion any time soon.

Waitomo’s first mainland site, in central Christchurch, will open before the end of the year, and the company is actively looking for new sites in other regions.

Established in Te Kuiti more than 70 years ago by Desmond Ormsby, Waitomo Group now has over 60 sites stretching from Paihia in the north and as far south as Foxton.

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  1. Joise Talofi, 13. April 2019, 5:41

    After the monopolies’ almost weekly increases in the price of Wellington fuel, which was done with no explanation. The tax on it is also highway robbery.

  2. michael, 15. April 2019, 9:04

    Bring it on Waitomo, I am so sick of being ripped off to subsidise other areas. I cannot understand how these companies have been allowed to get away with it all this time. I note BP has started have mulitple 10cents a litre off days – must be starting to worry as like many, I will go out of my way to support Waitomo.

  3. Joise Talofi, 15. April 2019, 9:27

    There is a fuel monopoly michael, that’s how they get away with it. Ten cents discount will not reverse the last months’ increases.


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