High­en­ergy sta­tion open­ing

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Gull Pe­tro­leum of­fi­cially opened its 50th New Zealand petrol sta­tion in Mata­mata over the week­end.

To mark the oc­ca­sion, Mata­mata res­i­dents were treated to a 50 cent per litre dis­count across the fuel range for a two-hour pe­riod.

Gull gen­eral man­ager, Dave Bodger said it was im­por­tant the busi­ness ex­panded and con­tin­ued to pro­vide New Zealan­ders with sav­ings at the pump, as well as al­ter­na­tive fuel op­tions.

The fo­cus at Gull for the past two years has been to build the com­pany’s in­fra­struc­ture with eight new sites opened, as well as a num­ber of un­manned sites which pro­vide fur­ther fuel sav­ings.

Mr Bodger said Gull was well on the way to achiev­ing their growth tar­gets.

The Mata­mata open­ing was full of fan­fare with a live band rock­ing out on the petrol sta­tion rooftop, speeches by Mr Bodger and Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Mayor Hugh Ver­coe, community group per­for­mances and give­aways to keep lo­cals in­ter­ested.

The new Gull petrol sta­tion also fea­tures a con­cept cafe which will serve barista-made cof­fee and gourmet snacks.

Mr Bodger said the com­pany was look­ing for­ward to be­ing part of the lo­cal community, and bring­ing com­peti- tive fuel pric­ing to Mata­mata.

“Like all of our petrol sta­tions, we hope we can pro­vide Kiwi mo­torists with af­ford­able fuel and en­vi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits so they keep com­ing back,’’ he said.

“We’re New Zealand’s first in­de­pen­dent fuel re­tailer and have been pro­vid­ing Ki­wis with sav­ings since 1998 – Mata­mata will be no dif­fer­ent.”

Cel­e­bra­tion: The of­fi­cial open­ing of Gull Mata­mata was full of fan­fare with a live band rock­ing out on the petrol sta­tion rooftop, speeches by Dave Bodger and mayor Hugh Ver­coe, community group per­for­mances and give­aways to keep lo­cals in­ter­ested.

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