Waitomo Fuel opens Upper Hutt fuel stop

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 3, 2019

Waitomo has entered the Wellington fuel market, with the opening of their Upper Hutt Fuel Stop.

As the region‘s only low-cost operator, Waitomo‘s entry brings much-needed competition and choice to the capital, where Kiwis have been paying some of New Zealand‘s highest fuel prices.

As part of its national network expansion plans, the Hamilton-based fuel supplier will open a second Wellington site in Tinakori by mid-July.

Waitomo managing director Jimmy Ormsby says opening in Wellington marks an important milestone for the Kiwi-owned and operated business.

“We‘ve sure stirred things up with our arrival. Motorists down here have been hurting at the pump for too long, and we‘re stoked to put that right,” Ormsby says.

Located at 1066 Fergusson Drive, the unmanned 24-hour Fuel Stop will offer retail and commercial customers unleaded 91, premium 95, and diesel. GoClear, a diesel exhaust fluid, is also available to diesel vehicle users.

As with all new Waitomo Fuel Stops, the pumps on site are fitted with vapour recovery technology, a system that sucks petrol vapour that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere back into the pump.

“My grandfather would be a proud man. More than 70 years on, we‘re still what we‘ve always been – Kiwis fuelling Kiwis with fairer prices. That‘s our everyday low Waitomo price.”

Further fuel stops are currently under construction in central Wellington and New Plymouth and will open later this month. Waitomo has also announced it will open a Christchurch site later this year, delivering long awaited price competition down south.