30/10/2014 - Z updates
We know we’re not everywhere you want us to be yet, so we’re investing in our network with ten new and rebuilt service stations opened already this year.
Last month Christchurch’s oldest remaining central city service station, Z Moorhouse, reopened as one of the country’s most modern.
Like all our new and rebuilt sites it’s been developed with speed and sustainability in mind. The $3.4 million rebuild includes a brand new convenience store, new fuel tanks and operates 24 hours – creating six new jobs in the community.
Z Moorhouse has eight lanes, a bigger forecourt, all three types of fuel on all pumps, super long hoses that mean you can fill from either side, a hi-flow diesel pump for larger diesel vehicles and Pay at Pump for those on the go.
It’s designed to operate sustainably, with recycling of water in the car wash and energy efficient LED lighting.
We are delighted with the latest addition to the Z family, and we’re looking forward to opening more new and redeveloped Z’s over the next year. The next South Island service station to be rebuilt is Z Woolston in Christchurch, which is scheduled to begin next month, and we are in the early stages of planning additional new sites and redevelopments for several other Canterbury and South Island locations.
Investment in the North Island is also continuing with five more brand new service stations opened in 2014: Z Stadium in Mill Street, Hamilton; Z Porowini in Whangarei; Z Epsom; two sites on the North Shore, Z Northcote on Onewa Road and Z Albany on Oteha Valley Road. Other locations have also had major makeovers: Z Merrilands in New Plymouth; Z Manly in Auckland; Z Tawa and Z Kilbirnie in Wellington; and Z Inglewood which is scheduled to re-open in December.
Looking ahead in the North Island, work has started on a new site at Otahuhu, more new builds are in the planning stages for Palmerston North and Papakura, and major redevelopments at a number of existing sites.
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