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Waitomo continues to deliver – cheaper fuel coming to the South Island
13th December 2018
Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today confirmed it will open a Waitomo Fuel Stop in central Christchurch next year, cementing its ambition to deliver long-awaited price competition in the South Island.
Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby said the Kiwi family-owned and operated business believed motorists in the South Island deserved a fairer deal. “And that’s what we do, provide fuel at the lowest price we can – the Waitomo price.”
Waitomo Group had identified the South Island, where fuel prices are significantly higher than those in the North Island, as key to its expansion plans.
“Kiwis have been hurting at the pump, especially in areas where Waitomo doesn’t operate,” says Mr Ormsby. “That’s certainly the case for Mainlanders, where motorists are still missing out on the benefits of the price competition we’ve been driving. “Put simply, we believe Kiwis deserve a fair price no matter where they live.”
Established in Te Kuiti more than 70 years ago by Desmond Ormsby, Waitomo Group now has more than 50 fuel stops stretching from Paihia in the north and as far south as Foxton. It recently announced that it would open a station next year in Wellington, which, like the South Island, has borne the brunt of higher fuel prices.
The Christchurch station will mark the first stage of Waitomo’s move into the South Island. “We’ve started the process to secure a site in central Christchurch and we hope to be pumping fuel by the end of 2019. More competition and fairer fuel prices are on the way. In the meantime, we’re continuing to identify other sites in the South Island where we believe we can establish ourselves and continue disrupting New Zealand’s retail fuel market.”
Waitomo Group’s South Island fuel supply will come from Mobil’s Lyttelton and Woolston terminals, says Mr Ormsby. “We’ve got the supply lines sorted and all the service providers are in place to support the new fuel stop. It’s full-steam ahead in Christchurch.”
Waitomo drives Auckland petrol price down below $2
12th December 2018
fuel supplier Waitomo Group has dropped its prices across all its fuel stops, with Unleaded 91 petrol now less than $2 a litre in Auckland, despite the regional fuel tax.
From midday today, Waitomo is selling Unleaded 91 at $1.999 a litre, Premium 95 at $2.129 a litre and Diesel at $1.399 a litre at all its Auckland Waitomo fuel stops. Even with the regional fuel tax, that drops the price of Unleaded 91 below $2 in Auckland for the first time since June.
Outside of Auckland, Waitomo is selling Unleaded 91 at $1.899 a litre, Premium 95 at $2.029 a litre and Diesel at $1.299, the lowest prices seen on the streets for some time.
Waitomo Group Manging Director Jimmy Ormsby said with Christmas just around the corner Waitomo wanted to put money back in Kiwi’s pockets.
“As a 100 per cent Kiwi-owned and operated, third generation family business, we want to deliver Kiwis a fairer deal. If our competitive Waitomo price can spread a bit of Christmas joy to other Kiwis, then we’re stoked to be able to do that.”
Waitomo’s low-price fuel offering has led to greater price competition in the areas it operates, and the company has plans for further expansion.
Development of three new fuel stops has recently been announced in Wellington, Papamoa and Rotorua, with other announcements likely soon.
“Waitomo’s disruption of the market isn’t stopping anytime soon,” says Mr Ormsby.
“There are many other places in New Zealand, especially in the South Island, that are still missing out. That’s not fair and it’s not the Kiwi way.”
“Our Waitomo price is a fair deal for all Kiwis, and we’ll keep delivering that.”
Established in Te Kuiti more than 70 years ago by Desmond Ormsby, Waitomo Group now has more than 50 fuel stops stretching from Paihia in the north and as far south as Foxton.
Petrol Price Relief Coming to the Capital
17th October 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.
Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby says the family-run 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.
“We recognise that Kiwis have 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.”
“Our company prides itself on good Kiwi values. We are a 100 percent Kiwi-owned and Kiwi-operated, third generation family business, and we believe in offering Kiwis a better deal. That requires competition. We can – and will – deliver significantly lower prices for Kiwis in the capital early next year,” says Mr Ormsby.
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.
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.