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.
Bowater Toyota is a proud supporter of Victory Motor Racing - the team behind Brendon Leitch. We have been keenly involved in the Toyota Racing Series over the many seasons, with quite a few of our team joining the crew at Victory on the road as they complete the TRS series to get a taste for what working the pits on a "proper" motor racing circuit is like.
Brendon Leitch of Invercargill has finished third overall in the provisional final points of the 2016 Toyota Racing Series. A sensational win in the Sunday morning race of this weekend’s final round at Manfeild Park in Feilding propelled Leitch into third in the series points and confirmed his standing as the top kiwi.
The race win was the big highlight of the weekend for the young driver while finishing in the top three in the series against top class, race hardened opposition is an outstanding result for a driver who has had just one race outing since last year’s series. The race win was the only one for a kiwi in this year’s series and is the second for Leitch since joining the category.
“I’m pumped, and very happy overall, I’ve got a lot to take away from this year’s series,” said Leitch as the achievement was still sinking in moments after the final race.
Running a charitable organsation is not cheap! Nor is it as effective when it is done on the cheap. As a community we need to get behind those groups, individuals and organisations looking out for the rest of us, especially those of us that are least able to look after themselves. It is just part of being a good human.
The Bowater Motor Group are very proud to be able to offer financial support to a wide range of community organisations annually, and the national Z Energy campaign is just another example of how we can give back to a community that has done such a good job of supporting us since we started back in 1945.
The 2016 Z Good in the Hood Funding round is getting underway again, and we have until the 29th February 2016 to get the charities applications submitted.
#GoodintheHood 2016 funding applications are now open. Apply at z.co.nz/gith3 by 29 FebPosted by Z Energy on Monday, 25 January 2016
If you belong to a charity looking for funding, or know of a charity that you would like to support please get in touch and get the application process underway.
It is very simple, and extremely worth the extra funding, as well as the little bit of extra awareness in the community.
The team from Bowater Hyundai had the special opportunity of being able to invite 85 customers onboard the training ship the Spirit of New Zealand for a morning's cruise around Tasman Bay. The wind kicked up and the sails all came out for a blast of pure tall ship adventure.
What a day - the chance to get a taste of what this amazing charity offers the youth of our fine country is something not very many people get as adults, so we were certainly fortunate to be able to share the experience!
The group met on the main dock alongside the Guyton's Wharf ready for an adventure on what was shaping up to be a sparkling sunny Nelson summer's day.
Thanks to a whole lot of various Nelson businesses we had all we needed for a great morning out on the bay: sunscreen courtesy of Unichem Pharmacy, bottles of pure local E'stel Water, delicious bags of Proper Crisps and a whole bunch of fresh fruit from Nelson New World. Good to go! All we needed was for the wind to cooperate and we we would have a great sail. Guess what. It did!
It takes a lot of hard work and determination to get a spot on the life changing adventure for teenages that is the tallship that is The Spirit of New Zealand. Since 1972 this amazing charity has been instrumental in offering an experience quite unlike any other. It quite literally changes lives. Inspires youth. Motivates dreams. Teaches those that particiapte a unique set of life skills that they will carry with them into adulthood.
The Spirit of New Zealand will be sailing into Nelson Harbour on January 6th 2016. Bowater Hyundai is very excited to be able to offer a VIP Sailing experience in Nelson Harbour for a number of our customers. As a part of this we have a DOUBLE PASS to give away to a lucky website or facebook user - all you need to do is email Lana at the Admin department and give her your contact details as well as your vehicle info (make, model and registration number).
The sailing is from 9am - 12pm and leaves from Port Nelson. Entering is simple and this is an opportunity to experience and get a taste of what a longer multi-day trip is like, and why we need to continue to support our local teens as they fundraise to get onboard.
We have a whole section of our website dedicated to this - click here to dive into it.
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- Team Seagate is in Brazil defending their 3rd World Championships
- A ride along opportunity with St John's and thoughts on why we need to support such organisations.
- Buy a new car from Bowater Hyundai or Bowater Isuzu and you could help the Victory Boxing Gym as well.
- Presenting the 2014 Bowater Toyota EcoFund Cheque to happy and healthy KEGS kids
- Garin College christens their new van
- Z Bowater Motors stands behind our local Hospice
- Our 2014 Bowater Toyota EcoFund winners are helping families achieve sustainability through their kids at school
- Bowater Toyota are helping Garin College get around
- Brendon Leitch wins Spirit of a Nation trophy