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Drive your dream with Bowater's

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YOU CAN DRIVE YOUR DREAM,
AND WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.

OUR HISTORY IS JUST THE BEGINNING!

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.

Getting the hop on Easter driving

Toyota Prado Kaiteriteri Beach
Where are you heading this Easter? Whether it be a short trip to Kaiteriteri or further afield making sure your car is up to it is paramount.


The family road trip over the Easter holidays are a kiwi institution. Most of us will drive but how many of us will find the time to make sure our cars are up to scratch with a full, pre holiday service? If you don't have the time now for that, maybe you can take heed of some of these handy tips we found today.
Article taken from the NZ Herald website. By Liz Dobson.

Handy tips to make your journey safer and stress free

As Kiwis make the most of the Easter break - and the continuing daylight savings - our roads will be busy as we head out of town to the beach, bach, camp ground and the bush.

But before you stockpile your hot cross buns and Easter eggs, make sure that both your vehicle and you are ready for the driving you'll be doing next weekend.

The all new RAV4 is here, it's time for fun & adventure.

RAV4
Ian Loftus, Jayne Collier & our new sales cadet Toby Bowden with the 3 new RAV4 demonstrator models.


After quite a wait, and an amazing response overseas, it is finally our turn to get our hands on the all new generation Toyota RAV4.

This morning the first order of business was getting the new RAV4's out and about with a very busy morning of pre-booked test drives. With all of the noise on the internet, the Americans going all out with their RAV4 Genie Super Bowl campaign, and youtube being full of RAV4 previews, there has been intense interest in this release.

Bowater Toyota helps Garin College into a new van

Garin College
From Left: Buzz Bartlett (Bowater Toyota Salesman), Robert Booth (Garin College Boarding Manager), Tony Bowater (Bowater Toyota CEO), Junita Wopereis (Hostel Boarder), Dana Lobb (Hostel Head Girl), John Wopereis (Co-Captain of the hostel), Paul O'Regan (School Captain & Head of Sport).


Garin College is a very busy place. They are a local Richmond Catholic secondary school integrated into the New Zealand State School system, for day students and boarders. They offer a high a high quality education to locals and student boarders from the top of the south, as well as some international students. The hostel cares for 56 students, and as such has got specific needs when it comes to providing a well rounded education, with extra-curricular, out of school hours activities being a high priority. As Garin College's Boarding Manager Robert Booth said to us when they came to pick up their new school van, "A busy boarder is a happy boarder!"

A busy boarder is also a boarder that often needs to be moved from activity to activity in a safe and timely manner. Not to mention the logistics of moving a school of 434 students around to various local events and out of town exchanges.

Towards the end of last year a decision was made to begin upgrading some of the schools fleet of 3 Toyota Mini-vans. Bowater Toyota were more than happy to help Garin College in what ever way they could. Encouraging our youth to drive their dreams is not about getting kids into cars, it is about facilitating youth development wherever we can, and hopefully being a part of enabling the youth of our area to excell and succeed. .

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