Sanson petrol station to open at end of month

JONO GALUSZKA
Last updated 08:19 16/08/2012
Sanson Z
WARWICK SMITH/Fairfax NZ

NEARLY DONE: The Z service station in Sanson should be ready to pump petrol from August 27. The town has been without a petrol station for three months while the former Shell station was torn down and rebuilt as a Z.

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A date has been set for the reopening of Sanson's only petrol station, with the town having gone without petrol for three months.

The Shell service station was closed at the end of May, with Z deciding to tear it down and rebuild rather than carry out a simple rebrand.

Staff were relocated to other stations around the region during the construction phase.

Z spokeswoman Sheena Thomas said the station was scheduled to open again on August 27.

The project cost about $3 million, which Thomas said was a "considerable investment in the community".

She said the people of Sanson had been great to deal with throughout construction.

The new station would have a cafe and forecourt service, between 10am and 5pm, but would also be used as a pilot for a new product for diesel trucks.

The reopening of the service station would also give the town a general store again.

Residents have had to drive to Bulls for small items and petrol.

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