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Matt Morris - General Manager

Written by Media Manager.

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Meet Matt Morris - the General Manager for Z Bowater Motors and the go to guy when it comes to all things to with Z Rutherford and Z Bowater Motors in Motueka. 

Matt started with The Bowater Motor group back in May 2005 as the manager of what was then our Shell Service Station in Motueka. Matt ensures that his whole team is very customer focused with one of his catch cries "The customers pay our wages" heard on nearly a daily basis.

All these years on Matt still enjoys the commute in between the Nelson and Motueka operations and was very happy when the new Ruby Bay bypass went in!

In his downtime Matt enjoys running & keeping fit, and has a taste for craft beers - but not at the same time!

Meet the Z Bowater Motors Team

Chris Bowater. CEO.

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Chris is a 3rd generation Bowater family member taking care of the family business and has lived in Nelson most of his life.

His family comes first in his life, reflecting the Bowater philosophy of Family Values, and Value for Families. In his spare time he enjoys movies, the gym, golf and travel - and Chris also plays rugby in the President's grade for the Nelson Rugby Football Club and Golden Oldies for the Buccaneers Club.

Community focus is a large part of the Bowater Motor Group ethos, so Chris is very busy with roles on various community organisations. He is on the board of Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and the Tasman Bays Heritage Trust, looking after the museums around the region; as well as being involved in many other community groups.