A warm Kiwi welcome
We also provide bulk fuel supply, onsite diesel supply and fuel and oil storage solutions. Our Waitomo Fuel Cards give Kiwi businesses’ access to tailored commercial rates or our pump price – whichever is lowest.
Seventy years on, we’re proud to be serving our Kiwi customers with the same formula we always have – great people, top performance and a fairer price for your fuel.
If you’d like to join our journey, we’d love to hear from you.
Breaking news! Our wicked new app has landed!
Everyone could do with some good news right now, so the Waitomo team are super-stoked to announce our wicked new app has landed. It’s packed with heaps of cool features you’re gonna be chuffed about, including:
- Contactless payment from your vehicle – link a card, select your pump and fuel grade from your vehicle and get pumping.
- Earn koha the more you spend – each time you spend $20 or more you’ll unlock the chance to spin to win and by banking every buck you spend in a calendar month to reach $150, you’ll unlock a scratchie for your chance to win even more.
- Share the love with gifting – gift Waitomo Moolah to your mates and whanau in need of a tank top-up (like an e-gift card).
- Find your nearest Waitomo – a map or list view showing our expanding network of Fuel Stops available for paying from your vehicle.
Fueling Balloons over Waikato
We’re built on the support of Kiwis, and we’re committed to giving that support back through sponsorship. That’s why we’re proud to be fueling this years’ Balloons over Waikato.
Balloons over Waikato has made the decision to cancel this years’ ZURU Nightglow due to Covid-19. While the hot air balloons will be filling the skies over the week, no public Balloons over Waikato events can go ahead, so we can’t offer any VIP tickets now. But we’re still going to share some happiness with a lucky Kiwi family winning a $150 voucher on us.
Congratulations Shona Besford – please message us for more details to redeem your prize.
Fueling future Kiwi generations’ fuel needs
Working in partnership with Taranaki-based Hiringa Energy, we’ve announced our intentions to develop New Zealand’s first nationwide hydrogen refueling stations network.
Together the two high-growth companies will work on the detailed engineering requirements and consenting for a network of hydrogen refueling sites – some of which will be on existing Waitomo Fuel Stops. Initial locations have been selected, with plans for a further 20 stations to be developed across both the North and South Island.
Hiringa Energy CEO and Co-Founder, Andrew Clennett, says the partnering with Waitomo brings together the complementary skills and strengths of two innovative, future-focused companies to provide leadership in the development of hydrogen as a viable alternative commercial fuel source for New Zealand.
“Heavy transport makes up only four percent of our vehicles, but they’re responsible for over 25 percent of our total vehicle emissions. Hydrogen is the key technology that will allow these fleets to stay on the road – a mass-market, clean energy solution that can have a real impact on reducing our transport emissions,” Mr Clennett says.
“Two small Kiwi, family-owned businesses working together to show leadership in this space, for our children’s future and for the wider economy, is really exciting and the potential for New Zealand is huge, but we can’t do it on our own.
“Delivering high-impact, commercially-viable solutions to reduce emissions will require input and partnership between government, cities, regions and private businesses. Establishing partnerships with leading companies like Waitomo is a key strategy to enable this transition, and we look forward to more partners coming on board with us.”
Waitomo Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby says his third-generation, family-run company has been evolving its business model over the last 70 years to meet New Zealand’s unique energy requirements.
“From my grandfather Desmond Ormsby’s foundation of the business in 1947 in Te Kuiti, to my father Grey Ormsby’s management of the business and then on to me, we’ve all been focused on building and growing Waitomo for the benefit of all Kiwis. That includes providing fuel supply for future generations of New Zealanders.
“Adding low emission alternative fuel solutions to our network is a no-brainer. We want to leave a legacy for the next generation of Ormsby’s to continue in our footsteps. The exciting opportunities that green hydrogen technology offers allows us to deliver on that.
“Working with a company like Hiringa that shares our values and vision, and wants to make a positive impact on New Zealand’s future fuel supply options for Kiwis and Kiwi businesses, is a project we’re really proud to be involved in.”
Development and consenting for the first hydrogen refueling sites will get under way this year. We’ll work together to identify and scope further sites for development of the network in 2020.
Using our payment terminals
We’re proud to be a low-cost fuel supplier, keeping our overheads low with outdoor payment terminals. If you’re new to our Waitomo Fuel Stops, check out our how-to guide to using our pay n’ pump systems to help you fuel up faster.