Southern Cross Lubes is an authorised distributor of Mobil oil. Australia -based, the company offers oil and lubricant distribution to customers in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. I recently purchased a new vehicle and, unsure of which oil best suited its engine, I was looking for a Mobil oil guide that I could use on the go. After some searching and trialling a few online guides, I came across the aforementioned lubricant distributors’ Mobil oils product guide app.
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed petrol-head, a business owner maintaining equipment or just starting out with your first car, taking good care of your engine helps maintain the value and prolong the life of your vehicle or machinery. This app makes one part of that so much simpler. The free app segments products into four categories according to the application: automotive, agricultural, aviation, or construction. It is essentially a well organised, modern catalogue of 150 Mobil products. The app also offers the ability to request a quote directly or find your nearest Mobil distributor. I used the automotive section to view detailed descriptions on a few different Mobil oils, before selecting the right product for my car.
Southern Cross Lubes specialise in service and complete lubrication solutions for retailers and business owners who run machinery or a fleet of vehicles as part of their business. Their position as an authorised Mobil oil and lubricants distributor gives them an ability to offer the consistent performance that comes from global innovation and expertise within the Mobil group. Within their core territories of NSW, VIC and TAS, this product line is complemented by local knowledge and personalised service.
Just with investing in a car, boat or any big ticket item that involves an engine, when purchasing a generator for your business or personal use, you want to make sure you’re not buying a lemon.
TransDiesel Ltd is a construction equipment supplier with an extensive network throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand. They run regular deals on generators for sale and hire from some of the world’s most reputable brands, as well as oil and filtration products. They’ve even been known to give away work socks to keep their customer’s feet warm during the harsh New Zealand winter. Since humble beginnings over 30 years ago, TransDiesel has grown to be the authorised New Zealand distributor for many renowned equipment brands. With their range including Yanmar, Sakura, Volvo and Kohler, it could read as an honour role for this industrial products sector.
TransDiesel also has Volvo and Yanmar excavators for sale in models suited to a range of work environments and industries. The full range of Volvo excavators includes compact excavators, wheeled excavators and crawler excavators. Hydraulic excavators offer greater dependability for tasks such as road building, quarrying, civil engineering, and general construction applications. If you’re not sure which excavator is best suited to a job, a quick call to TransDiesels 0800 number gives you free access to sales support and advice.
It is a combination of this comprehensive product range and their passionate, knowledgeable staff that position TransDiesel as a leading supplier of construction equipment, oil and filtration products New Zealand wide. The TransDiesel blog provides additional access to knowledge of engines and transmissions with helpful articles on selecting grease and understanding technical information on related products. TransDiesel also offers parts and servicing across their 13 branches with a specialised marine power plant and transmission servicing team based in Auckland.
New Zealand’s peak tourist season is from October to March and it pays to book ahead for hostels, back packers as well as apartments. But there’s one cheap accommodation Auckland has that is actually easier to get in peak season than off peak season: and that’s a campus hostel. Auckland has lots of university campuses, and four are available for Campus Summer Stays for independent travellers and groups.
A lot of students who live in hostels and apartments on campus during the year typically go home or away in the holidays, so their rooms and apartments become available. And they’re well set up with a variety of options usually including bed, wardrobe, desk, shared kitchen and lounge area and if you’re lucky, some come with ensuites and free internet. Some are smack bang in central city like the hostel on campus at the University of Auckland which is only a ten minute walk from Auckland’s main street, Queen St and also walking distance through the domain to the shopping mecca of Newmarket. Check out the classy French market in Parnell on the weekend or it’s only 5 mins to K Rd, a more bohemian part of town.
Depending on your budget and penchant for exploring, try Wellesley Apartments – ideal for a central city stay, Auckland University Hall if you want to check out the cool Viaduct basin with the sparkling launches and super yachts, or options on the North Shore in Albany and at Akoranga student village, the turnoff to which is not far over the Auckland harbour bridge on the motorway.
Prices range from $35-$160 a night for single rooms through to apartments so they compare really well with hostels and other budget accommodation Auckland has but that is likely to be bursting to capacity at times. Great too for sports groups or low-cost conference accommodation. I think there may be some conference facilities in some locations, so check with the administrators. Plus if you’re back packing, there are likely to be good bus routes.
The only proviso is that there is possibly likely to be some party action at the beginning of term during Orientation week so it could be worth Googling to see what date term starts!
|Wellesley Apartments includes your own lockable private room and free linen & internet|
|Auckland University Hall is close to great restaurants|
|Akoranga student village has a Sky TV room and games area|
Bulk fuel supply is a key element that keeps the wheels of the New Zealand economy turning. The backbone of the New Zealand farming economy requires large scale fuel delivery to farms in a reliable manner. It’s critical to have a dependable fuel supplier for not only farming but for vineyards, mines, factories, civil contractors and ports. One of New Zealand’s major players, Allied Petroleum, delivers diesel and 91 unleaded nationwide and 95 unleaded
Handy for fleets and heavy transport operators, Allied have a wide network of truck and fuel stops, petrol station and service stations. The fuel card “Allied Fuel Card Plus” allows 24/7 access of the fuel stops and competitive pricing. The fuel card is free of annual fees and can have flexible card limits. Allied is also a partner through Ruralco, the ATS/Ravensdown venture that facilitates good discounts for “real” farmers. in most areas with the motto “never run out”. Allied operate their own delivery fleet for bulk fuel delivery and do not sub-contract, so they can keep a close eye on truck maintenance, and run regular deliveries throughout New Zealand. The orders can be made through phone, email or from their website and typically will take three to four working days.
Formed by the Southland-based HWR Group in 1993, Allied Petroleum through various acquisitions and mergers has grown to be a nationwide supplier. Their focus on reliability along with the reputation for safety and quality has earned them a reputation as a trusted partner and a market leader in New Zealand.
Recently I visited the Fisherman’s Wharf, a seafood restaurant placed in front of the Lyttelton harbour, about a 20min drive from the Christchurch CBD. The restaurant was decorated tastefully with seafaring regalia throughout the indoor and outdoor space. It felt very much a part of Lyttelton Harbour. The service was great throughout the night with a mixture of jokes and advice on the menu. Although a few menu items were not available, we were told they were not caught recently (nice to know that the food was fresh). For starters the waiter recommended the bread and dips with a very good tapenade. There was a decent offering for those that like their food from the land, with steak, pork belly, salads and other vegetarian options. But in my eyes, if you don’t eat seafood at a restaurant like this, you must be a little crazy. This was further vindicated as the seafood was the best I have personally came across within New Zealand – fresh and well cooked.
A recommendation for someone looking for variety would be the Sizzle Platter which has a mix of fish, prawns, squid and mussels with a salad on a bed of lemon and coconut infused basmati rice. Than if you are brave then order the curry of the day, the Panang fish curry is typically milder than most but the Thai chef ensured it was not the case tonight – my tongue was on fire. But for a classic option order “Oh my Cod”; it is the Cod or Gurnard cooked in four possible ways; pan seared, seared with Cajun spices, oven baked with lime and coconut cream or oven baked Italian style (the Cajun spices topped with mango salsa on kumara chips was the favourite). For desert, the menu was standard and everyone was very satisfied with a mixture of lemon pudding, caramel tart and an ice cream sundae. Overall a great experience and a nice alternative to the standard grills in the city.