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Bowater Honda gets behind Cawthron's drive to educate our community

Written by Media Manager.

140707-cawthron1Bowater Honda CEO Chris Bowater, Cawthron Institute Community Educator Jo Thompson and Bowater Honda Sales Manager Nick D'Evereux.


Bowater Honda, and the wider Bowater Motor Group in general, are very passionate about supporting our community.

The easiest way we can make this happen from our perspective is to help provide transport solutions to these organisations. A key part of any community education programme is actually getting in amongst the community and delivering educational resource and conversation where the community actually is.

Bowater Honda recently delivered a multi purpose Honda CR-V to Jo Thompson, the Community Educator for the prestgious Cawthron Institute. Bowater's are not only commited to supporting community groups, but also those in the community such as Cawthrons, delivering invaluable and positive interactions with all aspects of the community, and in particular the youth of our district.

Back in February 2011 the Cawthron Institute saw the need to support schools and the wider community in general, at events such as open days, and talks all across the top of the south. They established the Community Educator role to fill that void, and began to connect their research and scientists with the wider community, and looked to support existing science programmes in our region. and especially begin to actively engage with groups such as the local schools.

Cawthron's community education programme was established in 2011 to connect our research and scientists with the wider community, and to support existing science programmes in our region.

Bowater Honda came onboard at that initial early stage, sponsoring the institute with a Honda Civic. Now almost 3.5 years later, the Cawthron Institute are now receiving a remarkably functional and multi purposed Honda CR-V to replace the Honda Civic as this exciting programme expands and is increasingly utilised. They have been doing alot of work in schools, going in and running teacher training workshops, helping school science departments experience state of the art, up to the minute science at an easy to access level.

some kind words from a grateful customer.

Written by Media Manager.

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It is always so nice to hear positive feedback from customers on the great experience they have had with any one of our busy departments across the region. Good news is good news, and it restores faith in our collective experience and cultural narrative - so when stories like this come to light they are to be celebrated!

Dave Cox from Kapiti had some mechanical issues whilst here on holiday, and was so impressed with how the team at Bowater Toyota handled the whole event that he wrote to tell us.

Not wanting to blow our own trumpets (cue the Al Mapperley Trumpet solo) but we in the media department here at Bowaters feel that this kind of niceness from our valued customers needs to see the light of day.

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 writes Dave:

Cancer Society Nelson picks up their new sponsored vehicle

Written by Media Manager.

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Cancer Society Nelson Centre Manager Linda Lucre with Bowater Toyota CEO Tony Bowater.


We recently had the pleasure to catch up with Cancer Society Nelson Centre Manager Linda Lucre as she arrived to pick up the freshly signwritten Toyota Avensis station wagon for the local branch.

Bowater Toyota are pleased to be able help this hard working local charity into a more modern vehicle which will not only deliver a greater level of safety to those driving it, but also save the centre money with the reduced fuel costs.

The Cancer Society Nelson does a tremendous amount in the community, supporting both family members and those on the cancer journey. This is a vital and valuable role as this disease seems to touch so many more families these days, and support is something everyone can always do with more of.

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