Petrol price relief coming to the capital

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 17, 2018

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today announced plans to open a Waitomo Fuel Stop in central Wellington in early 2019, delivering much-needed competition to the capital.

Resource consent has been granted for a 6-pump unmanned site, at 24 to 26 Hutt Road, Pipitea. The site will have unleaded 91, premium 95, and diesel. Building and installation will get under way shortly.

Managing director Jimmy Ormsby says the 100 percent Kiwi-owned and Kiwi-operated, third generation family business has long wanted to offer Wellingtonians a more competitive fuel price.

“It‘s a move we‘ve been looking at for a while as we‘ve been growing our business, but we needed to find the right site and get the consents in place. I‘m really pleased to confirm today it‘s full-steam ahead. We‘ll be fully operational early in the New Year.”

Ormsby said they recognised Kiwis had been hurting at the pump, especially in areas where Waitomo does not operate.

“As a low-cost operator, what we offer all our customers is the best price that we can. This is core to our values. We know by looking at the prices today that our pricing will provide some relief to Wellingtonians.

“We‘ve kept our Waitomo customers and their businesses moving with competitive fuel prices for over 70 years. We are now in expansion mode, so the Wellington market was an obvious next step for Waitomo.”