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
  • 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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Southern Fresh set their sights on growth

So often, business success relies on having the right connections. This is why successful kiwi businesses like Southern Fresh rely on Firstgas to connect them to a reliable and efficient energy choice. This is Greg Dunn's story.

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Delivering a better customer experience with gas

Cam Weight is the owner of the Lookout Bar and Kitchen in Pukete, Hamilton. He explains why using natural gas for cooking and heating helps provide the ultimate customer experience in his 150-seat restaurant and bar.

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Building the right connections with Pragma Homes

When Sanjil Mistry from Pragma Homes was looking to bring innovation, efficiency and delight into his housing developments he choose to connect with Firstgas.

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Time for a national discussion on gas

With the release of the Governments Gas Transition Plan Issues Paper in August, GasNZ Chief Executive, Janet Carson has shared an opinion piece on why she thinks the paper provides the strongest signal yet that Government sees gas as key to the energy transition.

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Building or renovating? It’s a great time to think about natural gas

For many Kiwis, this is the perfect time to connect to the gas network, so you can enjoy all the versatility of gas appliances in your home.

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Find the perfect fireplace for your place

There are few better places to be mid-winter, than toasty and warm in front of the fire. A gas fireplace gives your home all the wonderful warmth and ambiance of a roaring fire.

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Five great reasons why flued gas heaters are a great choice

For a toasty warm home this winter, a flued gas heater could be an excellent choice. If you’re looking for a fixed source of heat that can rapidly warm up even a large living space, while being quiet and efficient, a flued gas heater might be right for you.

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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.