Highenergy station opening
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.