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    Hyundai Accent. Setting the small car benchmark.

    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. 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 1947 - 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 yards from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone at every stage, new or used.
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    Hyundai Santa FE. Our favourite diesel family wagon, redefined.

    How do you improve on New Zealand’s favourite diesel family wagon?
    The answer is in the detail. This stylish 7 seater SUV has been redefined for living life to the full. So load up the family, load up the toys and get ready to embrace the great NZ outdoors with the all new, redefined Hyundai Santa Fe.

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    Toyota 86: Funs' Back!

    The all new 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 at just $42,586 (+orc). Click here to learn more.
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    The Honda Jazz Tops The Lists

    It's been massive for us at Bowater Honda. Infact it has been massive all across the globe.
    A brand new generation of Honda Jazz has arrived, with a youthful and stylish new shape, a wide range of options available from standard through to a super sporty Mugen version, a class leading new technology package, and a very affordable starting price of just $23,700. The whole world loves the new Honda Jazz, and here are some of the local awards for 2014 to prove it! Click here to learn more.

Drive your dream with Bowater's

Z Bowater Motor's loves being Good in the Hood.

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It is great to be Good in the Hood, and with two Z stations in the Bowater Motor Group that gives us double the amount of money to give away! We have a great section on the website full of articles, video and photos of some of those charities that we have been Good in the Hood with. Click here to learn more.

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.

Ross Prangnell from Bowater Hyundai on making a difference.

Written by Media Manager.

Supporting the community is more than just donating a cheque here and there when asked. It is all about turning up and actually making a difference. Getting stuck in, rolling up your collective sleeves and doing the hard yards. 

This is what MOVEMBER to some degree represents. It is a great idea at the time, and it seems easy as. By the 3rd week there are some new feelings of itchiness accompanied by gentle ribbing from friends and family. At the end of it all though it is all about participating and doing your bit. 

Ross Prangnell has just joined the team at Bowater Hyundai as General Sales Manager and was keen as mustard to get behind the 2016 MOVEMBER effort. And as he details in this video, there is more to it than just a funny moustache!

Well that's Movember Foundation New Zealand done and dusted for 2016. Ross the new general sales manager at Bowater Hyundai has this reflection on the importance of taking part. #community #nelson #movember

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Keeping it real this MOVEMBER and filling our hearts

Written by Media Manager.

At the heart of the whole Movember Movement is the desire to raise funds to be able to contribute to valid and life changing health projects. The chance to have a wider conversation about the need to stop men from dying too young by getting regular checkups. These are all very achievable things. We caught up with Nick D'Evereux the General Manager of Bowater Honda to chat about all of this. 

There is a real nice moment in this video so please watch it! 

The whole purpose of Movember Foundation New Zealand is to raise awareness and funds for men's health to go some way in preventing men from dying too young. That is why we do it at Bowaters. It's not all about the moustaches. Nick from Bowater Honda empties his wallet and fills his heart!

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 8 November 2016

 

Kicking off another MOVEMBER with the 2016 team getting onboard and looking forward to the hairiness

Written by Media Manager.

We are doing it again, and taking it very seriously. Since the last time we MOVEMBERed properly one of our team was struck down by Prostate Cancer, so now it rings true a little more. Lets all get behind it and do it properly!

 

The lads out at Bowater Toyota's Richmond Branch are keen as mustard for this year's Movember Foundation New Zealand fundraiser. Some of them have shaved off facial hair that has been there for a very very long time. #movember #charity #bowaters

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

It's not just the lads at Bowater Toyota in Richmond stepping up to the plate - many of the others within the Bowater Motor Group are keen to 'stache up.

This year's 2016 Business Awards are a little different. It's a Civic thing.

Written by Media Manager.

chamber of commerceDot Kettle CEO of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce with Chris Bowater, CEO Bowater Honda and a brand new 2016 Honda Civic RS. Click to enlarge.

This year the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce are doing things a little differently.
This year Bowater Honda are coming to the party and providing a brand new, head turning, heart thumping 2016 Honda Civic for the Supreme Winner to have at their disposal for 3 months. 

It is guaranteed to be a big year for the 2016 Nelson Pine Industries Chamber of Commerce Supreme Award Winners. The addition of a fully signwritten 2016 Honda Civic to use for 3 months is certainly going to get their business noticed on the street's of our region. A very stylish mobile billboard is a valuable asset in anyone's language!

The team from the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce stopped by to make this great video with Nick from Bowater Honda explaining the awesomeness of the additional prize.  

There’s never been a better year to enter our annual Business Awards. Check out the prize that Bowater Honda is kindly sponsoring for the 2016 Nelson Pine Industries Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Supreme Winner. For more details see http://commerce.org.nz/new-honda-civic-supreme-business-award-winner/

Posted by Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce on Monday, 5 September 2016

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