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    Need a a new Accent? See our Used Selection

    If you drive a small car, or are thinking about downsizing to a lower fuel use, more efficient smaller car for around town use, then you need to see the Hyundai Accent. This zippy little hot hatch has it all! Small on size but massive on features across the model range. We have a wide range of quality used vehicles like this one in our central Nelson Yard. Click here to find out more.

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    Drive your dream

    The Bowater Motor Group are ready to exceed your expectations, and make it possible to drive your dream today. A local, family owned company, we have been supporting the community since 1945 - and selling what we feel are the best cars the world has to offer, and servicing all makes and models from onsite workshops we are very proud of. We have a range second to none, with new cars in the showrooms from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone, at every stage, new or used.
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    Toyota 86: On the Right Track!

    The Toyota 86 is a legend in the making. It is a return to the pure fun of driving. Rear wheel, front engined with a very low centre of gravity. It has been winning Car of the Year awards all over the world, including being named the Top Gear Car of 2012 when it was first released! Fun starts when you press the button. Click here to learn more. New or used, Bowater Toyota can put you on the right track!

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The Toyota Prado; capable beyond comparison.

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Ever since our humble beginnings in downtown Nelson in 1945 the Bowater Motor Group has been very focused on community involvement. We believe that you are only ever as successful as the support that you can give back. It is with this philosophy that we continue to be as involved as we can be in the wider Nelson / Tasman community.
This section of the website houses stories, links and content from a collective of organisations and events that we are involved with or support through sponsorship or partnerships.

The menu to the right has got comprehensive articles from those events, organisations and charities that we regularly involved with, click on the menu items to read more, or scroll down this page to keep up with events as they unfold.

If you think you have an event, organisation or group that would benefit from our community interest feel free to contact us.

Our inagural 2012 EcoFund Winners: The Nelson SPCA

After a great couple of weeks of sharing the Bowater's Eco Fund message a clear winner has emerged in the battle for the first round of $1000 funding.

The Nelson SPCA did a wonderful job of motivating their social network to log onto our Bowater Motor Group Facebook page to share and like the SPCA poster.

This afternoon we had the pleasure of presenting the Nelson SPCA with a cheque for $1000 courtesy of the Bowater's Eco Fund for 2012 - a fund made entirely possible by the collection of faulty, used or waste vehicle batteries for recycling that would otherwise end up in the tip causing untold environmental damage for generations to come.

ecofund winnersSPCA Shelter Manager Donna Walzl receives a $1000 Cheque from Bowater Toyota CEO Tony Bowater.

The first round of the Bowater's Eco Fund has been very rewarding with a fantastic response from the Facebook community. It shows that the community spirit is certainly alive and well, even on Facebook, and that if donation based charities are proactive with local business, good things can happen! It has been our pleasure to share the Eco Fund money out, but this is far from a one off event - we are already planning the second round of funding!

Cupcake Day - become a cupcake baker and save the animals

Cupcake Day is coming up quickly and is set to take place next week on Monday August 27th 2012!
The official Cupcake Day Website has been launched and its time to start logging on and registering as an official Cupcake Day Cook!

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Whether you are an individual, family, business, school or community group there is opportunity for everyone to be involved in this fun and tasty fundraiser for the SPCA Nation wide.

Last year the SPCA raised over $230,000 for SPCA’s across the nation. In Nelson alone the cupcake bakers managed to raise over $4,000 and this year they are hoping to reach that goal and more!

How the EcoFund Competition works - the rules....

1206-ecofund-teaser250A little while back on Facebook we asked for worthy charities to be nominated for this first round of the Eco Fund Donation.
A list was made and the search began for a range of local Charity groups that were working on ecological projects to do with caring for the environment, or caring for at risk animals and / or nature. We needed to find charities that had a well established Facebook presence to make this work; afterall we are running this donation stage of the whole project via Facebook so the charity needed to have a page!

Once we got our list the charities were contacted and now here we are with the competition to give away the first round of funding, $1000, to one of the charities via your votes on Facebook.

These charities are:
The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary
The Nelson SPCA
The Nelson Ark

We have built a photo album < click here > on Facebook and uploaded an image for each of the charities ready for your vote in the form of a simple LIKE. The Eco Fund Donation Round 1 competition closes at 9am on Monday 13th August, with the winner announced at 7pm Monday 13th August on our main Facebook page.

facebook-like-580The concept is pretty simple, you just have to LIKE the poster of the charity you wish to support to register a vote. If you also LIKE the BowaterMotorGroup Facebook page as well, then your vote is automatically doubled!

The trick is that the votes only count if the LIKE is placed within the Bowater Motor Group Eco Fund album. If you share the poster of the charity you wish to promote you must remember to tell your friends to click on the image and LIKE the poster once it opens, not to just LIKE your own post! We see this happen time and time again, and it seems to be quite hard for some to understand, so make it clear if you want your friends votes to count.

Mini on restoration road

The BMG MiniLabour of love benefits Relay for Life

Article from The Nelson Mail 05/07/12
Photo: MARION VAN DIJK/FAIRFAX NZ. Nick Harrison, left, and Bob Croy are starting to work on the panels of the 1975 Morris Mini Relay for Life fundraiser.


A Wakefield project to restore an old Mini to raise money for the Relay for Life has continued to accelerate, with the car receiving panelbeating work, a personalised plate, and a starring role in a calendar.

 In March retired mechanic Bob Croy, retired carpenter John Bruce, and tinkerer Martin Reid joined forces to restore a 1975 Morris Mini Mark 3 to raffle for the 2014 relay, with profits going to the Cancer Society.

Since the project began, the group has partnered with businesses and groups, including Sun City Panel and Paint, the Bowater Motor Group and Hotwash Water Blasting.

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Support in the Community

  • Rainbow
  • Hyundai Winner
  • Cricket World Cup
  • Nelson Bays Football
  • Natureland
  • Arts Festival
  • Gigatown
  • Nelson Giants
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  • Bowater Toyota Cancer Society
  • Good In the Hood
  • Daffadil Day
  • Brook Sanctuary