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Your car is probably your next biggest asset to your home, and you will spend a considerable amount of time in your car over your lifetime.
Life is too short to be worrying about your car. You need a car that suits your lifestyle. 
We have a comprehensive range of the world's best valued and most reliable cars ready for you to experience. You can drive your dream today. It is that easy.   

Since 1945, The Bowater Motor Group has been providing the Nelson region with quality vehicles and servicing that is second to none. Now, even more so than ever before, it is possible to drive your dream.
The future of car technology has arrived.
With our stores, showrooms and customer centres spread all over the wider Nelson region we are confident that our long history in the area means that we not only know what works best around here, but what will work best for you.   

Think Bowaters and three things come to mind...
Quality, excellence and vehicles to suit a lifestyle.

Whether for urban, business or off-road, let Bowater's begin your journey.
If you're going somewhere - The Bowater Motor Group will take you there.

We announce our BMG Good Sorts winner for April - Heather Walker

The nominations for BMG Good Sorts are coming in thick and fast now, with some very deserving people getting the nod from their friends or those touched by just how much of a Good Sort they are!

We are very pleased to announce April's BMG Good Sort - Heather Walker.

Here is the nomination direct from the Nelson Mail website, and what a great one it is.
We think that Heather may have an indication pretty quickly just who is behind this one!

Share some of the BMG Story this weekend at the vintage car show

A photo from our archives from the 1960's when Bowaters were the agents for Triumph - this photo of the iconic Triumph Spitfire was taken at the Richmond A&P Show.

A company with such a long history as the Bowater Motor Group will always have a part to play in a vintage car show. Afterall some of the cars now classified as "vintage" we actually sold new!

This weekend the Nelson Vintage Car Club are holding their 50 year anniversary and celebrating with a Vintage Car Club Rally on Saturday for club members, and an "open to the public" show at the Richmond A & P Showgrounds, which will feature a large presence from the Bowater Motor Group.

The show will feature a wide range of vintage cars, and goes from 11am til 3pm. We will be there showcasing just how far the technology of motor vehicles has come in the last 100 years, with our brand new offerings of technological mastery from Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Hyundai, along with some of our knowledgable team to help explain the finer details.

There will be over 125 vintage cars and bikes on display, as well as food, music and entertainment on site. It will be a rain or shine event, so if the forecast doesn't improve come prepared with an umbrella!

It will be a great weekend activity and the chance to see some fine examples of motoring from yesteryear alongside what we offer today.

Entry to the show is gold coin donation, with kids under 12 free.
If you want to learn more about the Nelson Branch of the Vintage Car Club you can visit their website by clicking here.


Welcome to our new Bowater Hyundai Showroom, officially.

Bowater Hyundai opening

The new tiled floor sparkled, the new range of Hyundai's gleamed, and the 300 invited guests mingled happily as the opening event for Bowater Hyundai's new showroom got underway last Thursday evening at our recently refurbished showroom on the corner of Rutherford and Hardy Streets.

Amongst the crowd was a strong representation from the Hyundai head office team, with many from the top management tier travelling down to support the opening. Also on hand were many of our valued customers, as was our local MP, and Hyundai Santa Fe driver, the Hon Dr Nick Smith, as well as Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne.

The evening got underway just after 5.30 with the showroom filling up quickly. The guests were treated to delightful nibbles provided by Blinc Catering, and fine local wines from Waimea Estates and Stoke Beers from McCashins Brewery.

Take a moment to scroll through the slideshow - we managed to sneak a few photos of the guests during the night, and keep on reading as we have heaps more photos to share further on.

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