Why choose gas?

As Kiwis, we love the benefits natural gas brings - instant heat, endless hot water, and cooking with a flame. It's an efficient, cost effective and proven energy source, and through its pipeline networks, Firstgas connects natural gas to over 300,000 homes, businesses, and large industry everyday.

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For your home

Ready to upgrade your home lifestyle? Find out more about natural gas for reliable and efficient heating, cooking, and outdoor entertainment.

For your business

Elevate your commercial efficiency with a tailored natural gas solution. From steam raising to space heating, our energy assessments pinpoint the most cost-effective approach for your business.

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Our pipeline network supplies natural gas direct to homes and businesses

Firstgas supplies over 65,000 residential, business and industrial customers with natural gas every day. Through our extensive pipeline network, we’re able to supply a safe and reliable source of natural gas through our network of pipelines direct to factories, offices, restaurants, hospitals and homes in Whangarei, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Central Plateau, Gisborne and Kapiti.

If natural gas is not available, why not explore LPG options with Rockgas?

Benefits of natural gas

  • Cost-effective
energy
  • Highly efficient
  • A reliable source
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Check your availability

If you are in the Firstgas network area in Whangarei, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Central Plateau, Gisborne and Kapiti Coast then check for the availability of natural gas at your property. If you’re outside the Firstgas network you still may be able to get alternative energy sources.

News and blog hub

As an energy for homes and businesses, gas has many advantages and benefits. From cooking, to keeping us warm and heating our water. Our news and blog hub will keep you up to date on the benefits of gas today and as we look to the future of renewable gas.

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Dog jumped in the pond or rolled in the mud? Here is the ultimate guide on how to wash your dog

As dog owners, we've all experienced those muddy paw prints on the carpet or that distinct "wet dog" smell after a romp in the rain. While our furry friends may love getting dirty, giving them a bath isn't always a walk in the park.

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Kaitoke Compressor upgrade to improve network resilience

The Firstgas Kaitoke Compressor site is being prepared for the arrival of two new state-of-the-art compressors in early 2025. Kaitoke is a key site for the supply of natural gas throughout the lower North Island. Its existing 40-year-old compressor set-up isn’t enough to meet ongoing demand – especially on cold winter nights when gas usage peaks.

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Tickets to the Urenui Showdown rugby match selling fast

More than 1,500 tickets have been snapped up within two weeks of the “Urenui Showdown presented by Firstgas” going on sale.

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Mastering Delicious Dumplings on a Gas Hob

Dumplings are the epitome of comfort food, offering a burst of flavour delivered in a delightful doughy package. While traditionally steamed or boiled, cooking dumplings on a gas hob can add an extra layer of flavour and texture

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Urenui and Firstgas to host historic Yarrows Taranaki Bulls preseason match

Urenui is set to host a blockbuster Yarrows Taranaki Bulls Bunnings NPC preseason match in partnership with energy company Firstgas. The match against Bay of Plenty, dubbed the “Urenui Showdown presented by Firstgas” will be played at the picturesque Urenui Sportsground on Friday 2 August at 1pm.

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Baking Anzac biscuits – a kiwi classic for Anzac Day 

This year Anzac Day falls within the school holidays, so what better way to commemorate this important memorial day than baking Anzac biscuits with your family.

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Autumn veggies taste better when cooking with gas

Salads are a classic Kiwi summer staple, but as the leaves fall and the weather cools, we start to look to the abundance of autumnal vegetables available. We’re big fans of cooking with gas here at Firstgas, so we asked the team to share some sizzling ideas for veggie dishes, sides, and main courses. Check out some of our favourites.

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Gas is here to stay

Kiwis love the benefits gas brings – summer barbies, instant heat, endless hot water, and cooking with a flame. But Kiwis also want to protect New Zealand’s environment. Firstgas has been researching and monitoring international efforts and exploring how we can be part of making gas more efficient and renewable in the future.