9 Apr 2020

Some service stations face closure as trade plummets

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 9 April 2020

The level 4 alert lockdown and the Government's directive for staycations over Easter are compounding a worrying business outlook for many independent service stations, and also biting into the profitability of larger operators.


The Motor Trade Association, which represents more than three and a half thousand automotive businesses says trade is all but at a standstill.

The MTA's Chief  Executive Craig Pomare, and independent petrol retailer, Terry Walsh who owns the Mobil at Omarama, and the Mobil at Twizel talk to Kathryn about their concerns.

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Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook