29 November 2021
Caring for our people and our customers through Delta alert levels 3 (Auckland) and 2 (rest of the country).
At all alert levels, Waitomo has two priorities - looking after our people and our customers, and maintaining continuity of supply.
Fuel is an essential service, so we’ll deliver to any customers requiring fuel and our Fuel Stops and Diesel Stops remain open, no matter what the alert level. After all, we’re Kiwis fueling Kiwis.
Here’s a quick summary of Waitomo services available:
• Our Fuel Stops and Diesel Stops are open and are regularly being cleaned. For contactless payment, use our Waitomo app.
• Our Auckland and Waikato mini-tanker fleet are delivering to customers requiring fuel. Please order as normal.
• Bulk and farmtrade deliveries are operational. Please order as normal.
• Contactless tank deliveries can be made – please get in touch with the Operations Team for more information.
• Our Head Office is currently closed, but the team are working remotely and are here to answer any questions you have.
• Contact tracing by scanning or signing in is mandatory at our offices.
• If you’re an existing customer and need replacement Waitomo Fuel Cards, please get in touch.
Need help with anything else? Call the team on 0800 922 123 or email us: enquiry@waitomogroup.co.nz. We’re here to help.
Our business was built on Kiwi support, and we’re committed to giving that support back as we work through all alert levels.
Look after yourselves and your whānau.
Ngā mihi maioha
The Waitomo Team.

Nau mai, haere mai. A warm Kiwi welcome to Waitomo

Since 1947, our 100-percent Kiwi, family-owned and operated business has been fueling Kiwis across New Zealand. Whether you own a business, or just need to fuel up your vehicle, we have the solution for you. Based in the heart of the Waikato in Hamilton, we operate more than 70 Fuel Stops and Diesel Stops stretching from Paihia to Dunedin. Market disruptors, we deliver competition and choice to Kiwi motorists.

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.

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Waitomo Chiefs Manawa announced as new identity for women’s team

Today we have unveiled the new identity and jersey of our women’s team named Waitomo Chiefs Manawa.

Waitomo Chiefs Manawa Head Coach Allan Bunting led the process of developing the new team identity alongside Gallagher Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan, NZR Māori Cultural Advisor Luke Crawford, Chiefs Jersey Designer Dave Burke, Chiefs General Manager Commercial Kate Rawnsley and a number of female players.

The internal process was focused on building the team’s identity and developing a name that connected the Chiefs Rugby Club’s people, places, past and present. Waitomo Group has again shown their support to the club and women’s rugby in Chiefs Country by joining the team as their principal partner.

“We were really fortunate to catch up with Clayton because it was important for us to know the deeper story in behind the Chiefs and Chiefs Mana. We are grateful for that and very grateful for the help received in creating our name through Matua Luke Crawford and Dave Burke.” said Bunting.

“It was important for our name to come from within the Chiefs story, but also hold an opportunity for us to create our own identity, something to make our own and to be really special moving forward. It is a name at the moment, but how we behave on and off the field will truly make that name.”

Manawa was derived from two words, Mana and Wāhine. Chiefs Mana is a central pillar of the Club and Wāhine is the most identifiable feature of the team being all female.

“We have come up with something really special for the team and something that we can make our own and be unique to the ladies we have. In the name Manawa there is a lot of meaning in behind it and will be pretty sacred to the team. It translates into heart, Chiefly heart and for us it is important to be connected through the heart. Special things can happen if you start your foundations from there,” said Bunting.

The Chiefs Rugby Club has a long standing association with Te Ao Māori and in particular the inclusion of a deeper relationship and understanding of Te Ao Māori concepts and practice.

“The Club has been connected through Te Ao Māori for a while and I think it is important. It is unique, it is a connection and holds a whole lot more meaning for the mind, body, heart and spirit. A lot can derive from this and our players will connect into that. It is accepting everyone for who they are and where they come from, it is a pretty special thing for us to be a part of and continue to create in the future,” finished Bunting.

New Zealand Rugby Union Māori Cultural Advisor – Kaihautu Māori Luke Crawford said he was honoured to be able to assist the Club in their identity process.

“It is a real privilege to have helped guide the thinking around the name Chiefs Manawa which speaks to the Mana Wāhine and excitement the team will bring to Super Rugby Aupiki and the Chiefs whānau”.

The 2022 Waitomo Chiefs Manawa jersey was also unveiled today. At the heart of the inaugural Waitomo Chiefs Manawa jersey design is the mangōpare (hammerhead shark) design depicting determination and tenacity. When the pattern is viewed from another angle it depicts the Manawa (beating heart) shape.

Te Raranga Harakeke – The Flax Weave, connects to the more feminine art of weaving. The accompanying proverb, ‘Tūngia te ururoa, kia tupu whakaritorito te tupu o te harakeke’ – ‘Burn off the overgrowth so that the flax shoots may sprout’ speaks to clearing away all impediments (ururoa) to ensure success (kia tupu).

The flax weave sits in behind the flowing design of the kōwhaiwhai pattern which represents the connecting waterways flowing in the Chiefs contributing regions.

Chiefs Rugby Club CEO Michael Collins said this was a proud and historic moment for the Club.

“I am super proud of the work that has been completed by our Club and incredibly grateful for those who have guided us to help develop an inspiring identity, with special acknowledgement of Kate Rawnsley. We know the narrative will continue to grow and our Mana Wāhine will install pride in the name and we are looking forward to seeing the Waitomo Chiefs Manawa squad connect with their new identity and bring the name to life.”

“The creation of our new team is a special event, not only in our Club’s history, but the history of women’s rugby in New Zealand.”

Collins said it is very special to have Waitomo Group onboard as the principal partner again to fuel the Waitomo Chiefs Manawa this coming season.

“We are delighted to have Waitomo Group return as principal partner to support our Waitomo Chiefs Manawa team again. Their support earlier this year for the historic women’s fixture against the Blues was immense. They are committed to giving back to the community they live and work in, and we saw that first-hand this year with both of our teams. We know they are as excited as we are to see the Waitomo Chiefs Manawa represent Chiefs Country in Super Rugby Aupiki.”

Waitomo Group Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby said: “Waitomo is a value-based company – our core values are People – he tangata, Performance – he mahi, and Price – he utu hoko. Living our values is what we measure ourselves on. So far, our experience with wāhine rugby is still pretty limited – only a couple of years, but from what I have seen from the players, coaches and supporters is that there is massive alignment between our values and everyone involved in wāhine rugby. To make it this far is awesome, so full credit to all who have contributed to this success. I’ll be proud to wear the new jersey, c’mon on the Waitomo Chiefs Manawa!!”

Waitomo Group become front of jersey sponsor of Waikato Farah Palmer Cup team.

Waikato Rugby is pleased to announce Waitomo Group as the new front of jersey sponsor of the Waikato Farah Palmer Cup team for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Waitomo Group became a supporter of Waikato Rugby in 2019, becoming the Union’s fuel of choice, the sponsor of National Provincial Championship teams reserve jackets and the Farah Palmer Cup sleeve sponsor.

Now in 2021, Waitomo Group have channeled their sponsorship into helping to develop the women’s game by becoming the main sponsor of both the Chiefs and Waikato women’s teams.

Director of Partnerships and Engagements for Waikato Rugby Union, David Fox, said “Waikato Rugby are very excited to continue our partnership with Waitomo Group and it is pleasing to have them more involved in the women’s game that is the fastest growing sport in New Zealand and Waikato is at the forefront of this movement.”Waitomo Group Managing Director and Owner, Jimmy Ormsby said “From our first introduction to women’s rugby in 2019 through our support of the Waikato Rugby FPC team what really impressed us was the quality of the players involved, their hard mahi and what was being achieved on the smell of an oily rag – heaps less than the men’s game. That led to us throwing our weight behind development of a Super Rugby Aotearoa competition for women as sponsors of the Waitomo Chiefs Women’s team in their historic clash against the Blues.”

“To be main sponsors of the Waikato Rugby FPC team for the next two seasons further cements Waitomo’s leadership and drive in development of the women’s game.

“We could not be more proud to be working with our partners at both Waikato Rugby and the Chiefs to see the hard mahi and mana of these players given the recognition it has long deserved.”

For the full Waikato Farah Palmer Cup schedule click here.

Waitomo to open flagship service centre at Ruakura Superhub

Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) today announced the first service and retail offering for the Ruakura Superhub currently under development on the eastern boundary of Hamilton.

TGH has signed an agreement with Waikato-based fuel distributor Waitomo Group to develop a full-service, flagship site accessible off the Waikato Expressway via the Ruakura interchange.

“We are delighted to welcome Waitomo Group to Ruakura Superhub. With almost 75 years on the clock, we are confident they know and understand locals and visitors to our region.  It is great to see a locally-founded company take advantage of the opportunities provided by Ruakura and to deliver the kind of excellent experiences we aspire to provide,” said Chris Joblin, Chief Executive of TGH.

The 1.6 hectare site will incorporate a Waitomo Fuel Stop with alternative energy options including hydrogen refuelling and EV charging stations as well as commercial truck refuelling lanes. A touch-free carwash, two quick-service restaurants, a café and a convenience store will round out the offerings.

The new site is planned to be open by mid-2022.

Jimmy Ormsby, Managing Director of Waitomo Group, said the business is proud and honoured to be the first retail/service tenant to sign for the Ruakura Superhub.

“This partnership with TGH to develop our flagship Waitomo site at Ruakura cements our commitment to the region we call home and builds on our rapid growth in the market over the last five years. We’re proud, and honoured, to work with our partners at TGH to help bring the vision of the Ruakura Superhub to reality. The service centre development will reflect the scale and quality expected from a project of national significance.” Mr Ormsby said.

Waitomo was founded in Te Kuiti in 1947 by Desmond Ormsby, and is now managed and owned by the third generation of the Ormsby family. The company will mark its 75th anniversary next year. The company is committed to disrupting the New Zealand fuel market with competitive choice and pricing through its network of more than 80 Fuel Stops and Diesel Stops stretching from Paihia to Dunedin.

Mr Joblin said confirmation of the new service centre added to the momentum around Ruakura Superhub. Extensive earthworks, construction of local connecting roads and leasing negotiations are now in progress right across the first 92-hectare first stage of the 480 hectare-site.

Ruakura is amongst New Zealand’s largest developments, spanning logistics, industrial, retail and residential development areas. Located at an emerging ‘sweet spot’ for New Zealand’s supply chain, it will be anchored by a 30-hectare inland port, with the first 17-hectare stage now in development by TGH and Port of Tauranga, in a 50/50 joint venture announced earlier this year.

The inland port will be serviced by high-capacity rail and roading infrastructure, with the East Coast main trunk rail line running along the Port’s northern boundary and the new Waikato Expressway on the eastern boundary. Initially, rail services will be provided by the existing MetroPort trains running between Auckland and Tauranga.

The Ruakura precinct is estimated to accommodate 6,000-12,000 jobs once it is fully developed and will have significant social and economic benefits for Waikato iwi, Hamilton, the region and New Zealand as a whole.   The Ruakura Superhub inland port and adjoining logistics hub is on track to open in early/mid 2022.

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.
  • Find your nearest Waitomo – a map or list view showing our expanding network of Fuel Stops available for paying from your vehicle.

Head to the Apple or Google Play store to download it now.

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.