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.
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.
Upgrading our Epsom Fuel Stop
Just a heads-up our Epsom Fuel Stop is booked in for some scheduled maintenance this month. We’re working to get this upgrade completed as quickly as possible but it’ll mean closing the site this month, Monday 10 February to Friday 28 February.
To keep you moving, our nearest Waitomo is Mangere Fuel Stop. Check our Fuel Stop Finder.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We’ll be pumping again as soon as we can.
Fueling CardSmart Kiwis
In response to popular demand, we’re stoked to announce CardSmart cards are now accepted at all our Waitomo Fuel Stops. Helping more Kiwis fuel at our fast-expanding network – that’s the way we like it.
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.
Our innovative EV partnership
Working in partnership with Waikato electricity distributor WEL Networks, we’ve installed our first rapid electric vehicle (EV) charger on a Waitomo Fuel Stop.
Located on our Mystery Creek Fuel Stop, the charger is compatible with any electric vehicle and quick to use. Customers can charge their EV for free from low to 80 per cent battery in around 20 minutes. – compared to a standard charger which takes around four hours.
Waitomo Managing Director Jimmy Ormsby says it makes sense that two innovative Waikato business support each other.
“While some might see EV vehicles as competition to our fuel business, we simply see it as complimentary. Often EV drivers have a second car for longer distance journeys. We’re all about offering Kiwis competition and choice, and by installing an EV charger, we can make Waitomo a one-stop Fuel Stop for all their needs.”
Installation of the rapid charger has been partly funded through an Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority grant to grow WEL’s electric vehicle network, which now stretches across the Waikato from Hamilton to Hampton Downs, Te Kauwhata and Raglan.
“WEL’s a great Waikato business that’s passionate about supporting communities in the Waikato region like Waitomo, so if we can support them with their EV strategy, we’re stoked to be able to do that.”
With our fast-expanding national network of Fuel Stops, there are opportunities to install more EV chargers at Waitomo sites in the future.