The service station was originally built in the 1970s and has undergone several changes in that time. It has been operating under the current ownership and Challenge brand since December 2009.
Located on the main Akaroa Highway we get tourists from all over popping in on their way to or from Akaroa. Our 'locals' are from all over the Peninsula and many are known by name. We pride ourselves in providing friendly, efficient service in both the shop and on the forecourt.
We have a fairly close knit community. We are located across the road from the local primary school, and many of the children come over after school with their pocket money so we try to provide a variety of cheaper options of sweets and drinks for them.
Our coffee is well known in the area and several people coming in daily for a cuppa and a chat.
This year we are sponsoring the Tai Tapu Primary School, Waihora Junior Rugby, the local Pony Club and the Collie Club.
Come in and see us next time you head our way.