Pongaroa Fuel Stop Time line
29th of October 2015 the Community appointed a committee to look into restoring fuel supplies to the village
1st December 2016 - The Fuelstop Committee delivers an update to the community
19th February 2017 - Fuel Stop Committee AGM
10th April 2017 - The grass is sprayed in preparation for work to start.
17th May 2017 - The front fence is removed and a container has been place to serve as the site office
22nd May 2017 - The official start ceremony
23rd May 2017 - Work starts with local contractors – excavation and back filling with compacted aggregate
24th May 2017 - Bricks from a septic tank are found probably originating from the brick factory the town once had. Old bottles and other artefacts are found and kept for the historic record.
9th June 2017 - Petrotec and Morris & Bailey begin construction and laying infrastructure
29th June 2017 - The first concrete is delivered by Allied Concrete from Masterton
5th July 2017 - The second concrete delivery and the forecourt is delivered from Prenters Ready Mixed Concrete Lt, Dannevirke.
10th July 2017 - The sign is erected
12th July 2017 - The two fuel tanks are delivered.
18th July 2017 - The main concrete laying is completed.
26th July 2017 - The lighting, pumps and card reader are installed.
17th August 2017 - Power is connected to the boundary
3rd October 2017 - Electricity Meter is installed
6th October 2017 - Woking bee to clean up site and adjoining village green
14th October 2017 - Official opening
A pictorial record, that has free to use and full sized images of the construction phase can be found at our Flickr pages