11/02/2014 - General News
Newest Z station lifts the bar on speed and sustainability
Z Energy says its newest Z station, opening today in Porowini Ave, Whangarei, will be one the most modern, speedy, and sustainable service stations in New Zealand.
“It is a million dollar-plus development and we’ve designed it to be one of the most modern and speedy service stations in town: with four lanes, all three grades of fuel on all pumps, stretchy hoses that mean you can fill from either side, pay-at-pump and ease of access,” Z General Manager Retail Mark Forsyth said today.
Mark says the new Z Porowini has also been designed and built with other innovative features such as:
It’s built sustainably, using innovations such as lightweight modular timber panel construction to reduce on-site construction waste; it uses pinus radiata from a sustainable, environmentally managed forest resource; and insulation made in New Zealand from recycled plastic bottles.
It’s designed to operate sustainably, with LED lighting, forecourt recycling, and rain tank harvesting on the roof to collect water for use onsite. Captured water will be used to clean car windows and water gardens.
Z has installed the latest technology high definition, multi-camera CCTV system to keep staff and customers as safe as possible.
“Z Porowini packs a lot into a small space – it’s designed as a ‘concept store’, a smaller sized site that’s more cost-effective to build, meaning we can open more new sites in more places as part of our national network expansion programme,” Mark says.
The new site will employ six staff – some transferring from other Z sites in Whangarei and Northland, and others having been newly recruited. Local Z retailer Leticia Allan continues to work closely with Work and Income New Zealand to recruit new staff, and has employed two more people through WINZ to take on the roles of the employees who have been promoted from within the business at Z Paihia and Z Porowini.
Z Porowini has been built on the Porowini Ave extension, built by the council two and a half years ago and now used by more than 6000 vehicles a day.
Mark says Z is hoping many of those drivers will come in to check out the new Z site this week; as an extra incentive, Z Porowini is offering free cupcakes for its first 500 customers.