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Bowater Hyundai celebrates the Nelson and the Cricket World Cup

Written by Media Manager.

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Chris Bowater and the team from Bowater Hyundai getting into the swing of the Nelson!

The 2015 Hyundai sponsored ICC Cricket World Cup is coming to Nelson next year, and to celebrate that it is just 111 days away, the Nelson City Council and Bowater Hyundai got together and planned a way to get excited, and raise some awareness, for this world class event happening in our backyard this summer. 

The Nelson City Council has placed the official Cricket World Cup Display Ball and Countdown timer in the front window of the Bowater Hyundai showroom. The Bowater Hyundai team are pretty excited about this and all got in on the act when asked to get together to celebrate the 111 days to go, with an impromtu application of one of crickets least understood traditions, the Nelson!

The explaination is best left to an expert!
Check out the video that the NCC made of the day, including the stop off at Bowater Hyundai.

Bowater Hyundai CEO, Chris Bowater, was very positive about the chance to see some world class cricket in our town this summer, and to get Nelson onto the world stage and in front of a strong global audience. Cricket is a huge sport internationally, with a dedicated and passionate following, so to be able to be involved is an absolute bonus, especially in the middle of an always glorious late Nelson summer!

Hyundai are a global sponsor of the competition, and Hyundai NZ are placing a lot of energy into making sure that the tournament is as great as it can be. On a local level Nelson is lucky enough to be hosting 3 games as a part of the 2015 ICC World Cup at the brilliant Saxton Oval.

On Monday February 15th the West Indies will take on Ireland, which will be quite a treat for all local cricket lovers.

Thursday February 19th sees Zimbabwe vs United Arab Emirates with the third match happening on Thursday March 5th, with Bangladesh vs Scotland.


Get in behind the tournament, plan for some world class summer time cricket, and win free stuff!

To celebrate the countdown to the 2015 Cricket World Cup we are inviting everyone to head down to Bowater Hyundai on the corner of Rutherford and Hardy Street, opposite MacDonalds and next door to Z Rutherford.

Take the opportunity to sign the "ball" (- please don't actually sign the ball, sign the stand that the ball is displayed on -), take a photo of yourself and upload it to our Bowater Motor Group Facebook Page <click here> and go into the draw for free Hyundai merchandise. "LIKE" our Facebook as well and double your chances!

We will also have a competition running on a clipboard for those that aren't on Facebook to make sure that no one misses out on the chance for FREE Stuff!

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Lana Smith and Sharon Hayward from Nelson's Bowater Hyundai signing the "ball" in the showroom.


Check out the Official International Cricket Council website (click here) and you can see the team from Bowater Hyundai on the cover of the global ICC Cricket World Cup website!
That is quite an achievement we in the media department are super impressed with, and a huge amount of international exposure for a bunch from Nelson!

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Meet the Bowater Hyundai Team

Daryl Pritchard. A depth of experience & the voice of reason.


Daryl has been in the car industry for a long time, ever since he started as an apprentice mechanic for the Post Office's Workshop in Wellington, where he grew up.

We are fortunate to have him, and all of his varied vehicle industry experience, with us at Bowater Hyundai since 2010. He has seen the Hyundai brand go from strength to strength and has a depth of technical knowledge of the evolution of the range of vehicles. 

Daryl lives in Stoke with his wife, they have four grown children living as far afield as Wellington and Sydney. A proud supporter of the Hurricanes and the Lions, Daryl maintains his strong connection to the city he grew up in.

He is a strong believer in the Bowater Motor Group philosophy of giving back to the community and thrives on "the strong focus of ethical business within the company". As such Daryl is a strong advocate for the special relationships that Bowater Hyundai has built with community partners such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Victory Boxing.

Daryl is an enthusiastic fisherman and says his lack of results has failed to deter him from his enthusiasm. Click here to contact Daryl.

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