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New Plymouth celebrates lower fuel prices

1 February 2017


Gull New Zealand has winged its way to New Plymouth, bringing lower fuel prices to local motorists.

The company is excited about the much-anticipated official opening on Thursday 9 March ahead of the Taranaki long weekend, and the ongoing ‘Gull Effect’ already sweeping through New Plymouth. Until Gull opened the city has seen little to no competition in fuel prices.

Gull Retail Development Manager, Karl Mischewski, says the ‘Gull Effect’, as the NZ Automobile Association (AA) describes it, is a localised price drop across competitors following Gull’s introduction to a new location.

“Within just a few hours of opening on 27 January, we saw the prices of our competitors drop, which is really exciting for locals.

“At Gull, we have lower operating costs than our competitors, which means we can offer better prices on fuel. This in turn forces other fuel chains near our stations to drop their prices to match,” says Mischewski.

Gull New Plymouth is located on 107-127 Leach St and is set up as an unmanned station, offering convenient Drive Thru 24/7 pay at pump technology, providing Regular 91, Gull Force 10 (98) and Diesel.

Pro surfing star Paige Hareb will be onsite to celebrate the Official Opening Day on Thursday (9 March), giving away prizes along with staff, and says Gull’s arrival is great news for locals.

“It seems to be a known fact that Gull’s prices are very competitive, if not cheaper all the time, which people love. Gull’s arrival will be sure to drive down fuel prices as competitors would be silly not to compete, which can only be a good thing for Taranaki locals like me.

“I do a lot of driving around the coast to my favourite surf spots so I go through a fair bit of petrol. I try to save money where I can, to spend on travelling to events overseas, so I’m excited about saving a bit extra by fuelling up with Gull. I also like the super central location accessible from both Leach Street and Courtenay Street in New Plymouth as it’s really handy anytime,” says Hareb.

The Conductive Education Taranaki Trust will also be on hand at the official opening to provide a barbeque for the local community from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The New Plymouth site is the second Gull station in the Taranaki region after the opening of Gull Hawera last year.

Location of Gull New Plymouth: 107-127 Leach St, New Plymouth 4312.

Official Opening Day Community BBQ: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday 9 March 2017.


About Gull

Gull New Zealand is the oil company credited with keeping the fuel market competitive and delivering fuel savings to the Kiwi motorist. It offers real choice for motorists in an extremely competitive market.

The company is a first mover, introducing innovative new products to the New Zealand energy market. These include low sulphur diesel and New Zealand’s first biofuel, Gull Force 10. Both fuels brought environmental benefits to motorists well ahead of the opposition. Gull’s “Drive Thru” outlets - with lower cost to develop and no staff on site - are another New Zealand first, bringing further value to the consumer.

Gull has a total of over 70 retail outlets. Including Night 'n Day Foodstores, independent Gull sites, marina installations and 27 Drive Thru sites. Geographically retail outlets span between Whangarei and Masterton.

For more information visit www.gull.co.nz

About Conductive Education Taranaki Trust

Conductive Education Taranaki Trust is a dedicated group, predominantly of local parents of special needs children that has formed a registered charitable trust to deliver conductive education to the Taranaki community. Its vision is that children in the community with neuro-motor disorders will have the opportunity to learn new skills, develop relationships, grow in self-confidence and explore their potential independence.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/cetaranaki

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