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Flavour of New Zealand

NZ popular culture 1960 onward

Remember these

Some items of kiwiana that existed, died out, or arrived in the years since 1960. Click an item from the box below.

Europa Petrol

Rival petrol supplier BP New Zealand (formerly British Petroleum Company of New Zealand) took a majority stake in Europa petrol (NZ's only 'home-grown' wholesale supplier of petroleum products) in 1972, but the 2 chains continued to operate independently. In 1989, rebranding bought both chains under the same organisational and marketing umbrella, and the Europa brand was retired.

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Image of petrol tin courtesy of thead on Trademe. Euroguard pic by peter.fleury. Red can by gkr209. Text courtesy of Matt Glasgow. Assorted items by pontichick.