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Waitomo pumps Kiwi petrol price down below $2

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has dropped its fuel prices not just for a day but for all of next week, with Unleaded 91 petrol now less than $2 a litre.

Until midday Friday 23 November, 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 Waitomo fuel stops. These base rates will apply to Waitomo stations in Auckland, though the regional fuel tax will be additional (Unleaded 91 $2.099, Premium 95 $2.229 and Diesel $1.499).

It’s the first time since August that petrol has been available for less than $2 a litre, and comes after prices spiked to record highs in October.

Waitomo Group Manging Director Jimmy Ormsby said conditions were right for this price promotion.

“Kiwi motorists deserve some relief. We’re running this promotion until midday Friday next week. No matter what, our customers will get a competitive Waitomo price, putting money back in Kiwi’s pockets ahead of Christmas. We also wanted to celebrate the start of construction at our new Papamoa and Rotorua fuel stops.”

Waitomo’s low-price fuel offering has led to greater price competition in the areas it operates.

The new fuel stops Papamoa and Rotorua will open in December, and a 6-pump site will open early next year in Wellington, where fuel prices are among the highest in the North Island.

It’s part of the company’s ambitious plans to continue expanding and disrupting New Zealand’s retail fuel market.

“We saw that the Wellington region deserved a fairer deal and greater competition, so we’re stoked that we’re delivering that,” says Ormsby.

“But 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.”

“We’re a 100 per cent Kiwi-owned and operated, third generation family business, and we believe Kiwis deserve the best deal we can deliver them, which is our Waitomo price.”

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.

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