Petrol station reborn
The newly made over Z Matamata station had an official site opening on December 20 to mark a new beginning. Z retailer of this site Selwyn Cook, along with his wife Shirley, the business owner, were there to thank everyone for coming along and to cut the ribbon.
‘‘This is a pretty special day, a sunrise letter day – and that letter is the letter Z. The Z signifies that this is now a truly New Zealand company. We don’t just top up vehicles here but also the New Zealand superannu- ation fund which certainly benefits all of New Zealand. Z is a New Zealand-owned company, retaining profits for New Zealand and benefiting all of New Zealand. Three thousand new jobs have been created for this rebranding project alone,’’ Mr Cook said.
‘‘While Z is for New Zealand we believe today Z is really for Matamata. We are proud to be part of this community. Our team here have nominated four worthy causes out of the so many that help support this town. We have made a commitment to return the first $5000 in takings back to this community. From today on for the next month, each time a customer makes a purchase they will be given one of these voting tokens which our customers, representing this community, will then use to choose how best to divide up this money.’’
The four groups are the Community Health Shuttle, the Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade, St John Matamata and Pohlen Hospital.