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Low-priced self-serve fuel stop for Wellington in 2019

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group will open a self-serve fuel stop in Wellington in early 2019, delivering more competitive fuel pricing to the capital.

Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby says it’s something the third-generation family-run business has long-wanted to offer Wellingtonians.

“We needed to find the right site and get the consents in place. I’m really pleased to confirm today its full-steam ahead. We’ll be fully operational early in the new year.”

Resource consent was granted on 15 October for a 6-pump site, at 24-26 Hutt Road, Pipitea. The site will have unleaded 91, premium 95, and diesel. Building and installation will get under way shortly. The site will be an unmanned fuel stop, meaning Waitomo will be able to keep prices down, because it doesn’t offer a full-service retail offering.

“We’ve kept our Waitomo customers and their businesses moving with competitive fuel prices for over 70 years,” said Ormsby.

“We are now in expansion mode, so the Wellington market was an obvious next step.

“We can – and will – deliver significantly lower prices for Kiwis in the capital early next year,” he said.

Established in Te Kuiti more than 70 years ago by Desmond Ormsby, the family-owned and operated company now has more than 50 fuel stops stretching from Paihia in the north and as far south as Foxton.

Waitomo works closely with its supply and distribution partners, to offer total fuel solutions, including bulk fuel supply, onsite diesel supply and fuel and oil storage solutions.