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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.

Heather Walker. A Giant of a community Good Sort.

Heather Walker
Bowater Toyota CEO Tony Bowater presents Heather Walker with her BMG Good Sorts Dinner Voucher at the new home of the Fico Finance Nelson Giants.

The winner of April's BMG Good Sorts, Heather Walker, is a through and through Good Sort. One of those understated individuals that is in it for all of the right reasons - to just help people. A true community minded person that really does not relish being in the spotlight for what she considers as just "doing her bit". All in all we can honestly say that she is a giant in the community.

Heather is also a giant behind the scenes of a group of athletes we have a deep connection with, another of our very own special community interests, the Fico Finance Nelson Giants. As you can see by the giant Giants poster displayed on the back of the new Bowater Toyota Parts Van the team at Bowater Toyota are also pretty passionate about the Giants.
Heather has been a Giant's volunteer for over 5 years and tirelessly works away behind the scenes. She loves the team and is a well respected part of the organisation. She is passionate about basketball and also works a lot with children and adults that have disabilities by bringing basketball into their lives. It is for this that she was nominated by a close member of the community. You can see the nomination article by clicking here.

Heather was a bit surprised to win this award, with her saying when we caught up with her "you just keep doing what you do, and you don't expect these things".
Well Heather, you ought to expect these things sometimes as one good turn deserves another as they say. The Bowater Motor Group are pleased to be able to offer up this recognition to those in our community doing good work, those that dedicate themselves to a cause without desire for praise or financial kickbacks, those people in the background like Heather.

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.


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