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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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    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.

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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.

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.

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.

Welcome to this years Charities at Z Rutherford. Let's get Good in the Hood Nelson!

Written by Media Manager.

May is always exciting at the Bowater Motor Group Z Energy stations. It is a chance to facilitate giving back to local charity groups something all of them need to survive - cold hard cash!

This year we are pleased to announce the following charities that need your support to sort out what percentage of the $4,000 they will receive. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Nelson
Child Cancer Foundation of Nelson
Victim Support Nelson
St Johns Nelson 

Check out the video at Z Rutherford where we get to meet some of the faces behind these local charities that need your votes! (make sure you click on that HD setting - it makes video on Facebook so much better)

We got to meet this year's 2017 Z Rutherford Good in the Hood charities. Your token translates directly into funding dollars for these awesome groups so come down and support them. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson, Victim Support New Zealand Nelson/Tasman, Child Cancer Foundation Nelson and our top of the south St John's.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Check out the rest of the articles in the section to find out more about the charities, how easy it is to vote, and what these charities are all about. 

The 2017 Good in the Hood is on Nelson! Here's how to vote.

Written by Media Manager.

Good in the Hood is back for May at Z Rutherford and making your vote count is super easy. Every purchase, excluding tobacco, gets you a token. Tokens go into the voting display by the front door on your way out of the store. Easy as. 

Check out the video at Z Rutherford where Tracey runs through making sure your vote counts (make sure you click on that HD setting - it makes video on Facebook so much better)

Tracey from Z Rutherford talks us through what it is to be Good in the Hood with this year's Z Energy funding round. Support these great charities and let's all help our community.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 2 May 2017

 

This year we are pleased to announce the following charities that need your support to sort out what percentage of the $4,000 they will receive. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Nelson
Child Cancer Foundation of Nelson
Victim Support Nelson
St Johns Nelson

Check out the rest of the articles in the section to find out more about the charities, how easy it is to vote, and what these charities are all about. 

Victory Boxing is pleased to have the community in it's corner

Written by Media Manager.

Paul Hampton, the face behind the success at local charitable organisation Victory Boxing, is a really humble, old school kiwi bloke of the finest order. He has put himself out there and poured his energy into a project that he always knew would have the potential to change lives. Several years on, the gym is going from strength to strength, and the class sizes are swelling. 

We took a few minutes to head down to the gym for a quick chat about what the support of local businesses like Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu do for an organisation such as Victory Boxing. 

Victory Boxing, Nelson, New Zealand is doing some wonderful work in the community. Bowater Hyundai & Isuzu are proud to be standing strongly in their corner and helping them get out and about. We caught up with the always inspirational Paul Hampton for a quick chat.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Thursday, 9 February 2017

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