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Inspiring inquiring minds and dicovering the power of dreams

Written by Media Manager.

170412 cristina nickCawthron Institute Community Educator Cristina Armstrong and Bowater Honda Agency Manager Nick D'Evereux.


Bowater Honda, and the wider Bowater Motor Group, have been long time supporters of the Cawthron Institute. Their Community Education Programme is an area where Bowater Honda has had a direct connection since 2011, with the help of a new vehicle to enable the education facilitator to get out and about in our local region.

The Cawthron Institute is very focused on engaging with the youth of our community, inspiring them to take an active role with science.
Bowater Honda are keen to help this organisation move the minds of as many children as possible, opening them up to a world of scientific wonder, and hopefully starting at least a few of them on a life long journey of discovery.

The Bowater Honda team recently handed over a new Honda HR-V compact SUV to Cawthron Community Educator Cristina Armstrong.
This is a vehicle that will serve her well in her role and enable her to travel the top of the south region comfortably with a 5 Star ANCAP Safety rating, an abundance of state of the art technology, and the space to move science around in style! It drives like a car but has the extra height and space to enable bigger payloads and more fun, whilst still being very economical on fuel and emissions.
The interior size defies the exterior dimensions, offering up to five passengers the leg, shoulder and head room often found in a larger SUV. With Honda's unique Magic Seats System and centre Fuel Tank layout, Honda's Engineers have created one of the most spacious and adaptable cabins in its class.
The HR-V comes standard with Daytime Running Lights, Multi-Angle Reverse Camera with Parking Aid, Bluetooth, Electric Parking Brake, Emergency Stop Signal, Hill Start Assist, and Brake Hold Function.

Call the Bowater Honda sales team to enquire about this remarkable vehicle and how you can get into one today.
Prices start from $29,900 +orc and come in many different configurations.

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The Cawthron Institute has a long and intertwined history in Nelson. It is New Zealand's largest independent science organisation, offering a broad spectrum of services to help protect the environment and support sustainable development of primary industries.

They work with regional councils, government departments, major industries, private companies, and other research organisations throughout New Zealand and around the world. 

Cawthron is a diverse organisation employing almost 200 scientists, laboratory technicians, researchers and specialist staff from more than 20 different countries.

Cawthron Institute was officially opened in Nelson in 1921 following the establishment of the Cawthron Institute Trust Board.

Since the beginning they have firmly focused on research that contributes to the economic growth of New Zealand and the preservation of our special environment. From the 1920s onwards, their scientists applied their expertise to agricultural research to support the pipfruit and hop growing industries. Then, as timber exports took off, they progressed to forestry research.

Today their science is strongly focused on protecting marine and freshwater environments, and supporting sustainable development of the dairy, seafood and aquaculture sectors.

This pragmatic approach has worked for Cawthron Institute, and the industries their research has underpinned, for over 90 years.

You can visit their website by clicking on the link:  http://www.cawthron.org.nz