Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Gull Boosts Capacity for Bay of Plenty Civil Defence

Gull Boosts Capacity for Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergencies,


Four more generator capable outlets for the family owned fuel operator

Auckland, 17 January 2014 – Gull, New Zealand’s only family owned independent fuel retailer today demonstrated its commitment to the community announcing it had equipped four of its Bay of Plenty service stations and its Mt Maunganui terminal to operate by generator if the electricity supply is cut in a civil defence emergency.

Dave Bodger, General Manager of Gull, says that the company is playing its part, and providing support to Bay of Plenty’s civil defence preparedness.

“We have had work done at our fuel terminal at the Mount and the adjacent service station on Hewletts Road, as well as Gull sites in Whakatane, Kawerau and Rotorua. These locations have been identified by Civil Defence and the Bay of Plenty Lifelines Group (BOPLG) as strategically important.

“After completing a similar upgrade at four of our Auckland sites, we knew that it didn’t take a lot of time or cost to install this capability. It is much better to be ready than try and convert a site in the middle of an emergency.

“Gull is playing its part and supporting the community. With our terminal readied, we can supply fuel to the Bay of Plenty region and further afield, even when there is no electricity,” says Bodger.

Bay of Plenty Lifelines Group Chairman Nigel D’Ath says that Gull is to be congratulated for taking a leadership position and supporting the region’s readiness for civil defence emergency.

“Gull is taking the initiative within the fuel industry, wiring its Bay of Plenty stations for generator capability. This will greatly enhance Civil Defence Emergency Management capability to supply fuel to critical customers in the event of a local and regional emergency.”

Clinton Naude, Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Controller agrees:

"Gull has met its requirements under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, and is to be congratulated. By adding generator capacity to its service stations, Gull has significantly increased its ability to operate during an emergency which will have a positive effect for the responding agencies and local communities.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news