Ever since our humble beginnings in downtown Nelson in 1945 the Bowater Motor Group has been very focused on community involvement. We believe that you are only ever as successful as the support that you can give back. It is with this philosophy that we continue to be as involved as we can be in the wider Nelson / Tasman community.
This section of the website houses stories, links and content from a collective of organisations and events that we are involved with or support through sponsorship or partnerships.
The menu to the right has got comprehensive articles from those events, organisations and charities that we regularly involved with, click on the menu items to read more, or scroll down this page to keep up with events as they unfold.
If you think you have an event, organisation or group that would benefit from our community interest feel free to contact us.
(BBBS) is an organisation making a “big” difference in children and young people’s lives, creating lasting bonds and providing access to opportunities that every child should have, through mentoring.
BBBS has a very necessary mission: to help children and youth realise their potential, build their futures,
and strengthen communities. They believe that every child deserves to “soar and succeed”.
Bowater Hyundai is a cornerstone sponsor and supports Big Brothers Big Sisters because they believe in the values of mentoring and contributing to the community.
VICTORY BOXING, Nelson is doing some wonderful work in the community. Bowater Hyundai & Isuzu are proud to be standing strongly in their corner and helping them get out and about.
Paul Hampton turned from running a classroom to running a boxing gym and has poured his energy into
a project that he always knew would have the potential to change lives.
Several years on, the Victory Boxing gym is going from strength to strength and class sizes are swelling.
“At first it might seem that Victory Boxing is only about boxing, but it’s not really. It’s all about the kids – giving youth a safe and positive place to hang out, a place to get fit and develop healthy lifestyle habits, values and attitudes, and a place to be the best they can be.
Cawthron Institute Community Educator Cristina Armstrong and Bowater Honda Agency Manager Nick D'Evereux.
Bowater Honda, and the wider Bowater Motor Group, have been long time supporters of the Cawthron Institute. Their Community Education Programme is an area where Bowater Honda has had a direct connection since 2011, with the help of a new vehicle to enable the education facilitator to get out and about in our local region.
The Cawthron Institute is very focused on engaging with the youth of our community, inspiring them to take an active role with science.
Bowater Honda are keen to help this organisation move the minds of as many children as possible, opening them up to a world of scientific wonder, and hopefully starting at least a few of them on a life long journey of discovery.
The Bowater Honda team recently handed over a new Honda HR-V compact SUV to Cawthron Community Educator Cristina Armstrong.
This is a vehicle that will serve her well in her role and enable her to travel the top of the south region comfortably with a 5 Star ANCAP Safety rating, an abundance of state of the art technology, and the space to move science around in style! It drives like a car but has the extra height and space to enable bigger payloads and more fun, whilst still being very economical on fuel and emissions.
The interior size defies the exterior dimensions, offering up to five passengers the leg, shoulder and head room often found in a larger SUV. With Honda's unique Magic Seats System and centre Fuel Tank layout, Honda's Engineers have created one of the most spacious and adaptable cabins in its class.
The HR-V comes standard with Daytime Running Lights, Multi-Angle Reverse Camera with Parking Aid, Bluetooth, Electric Parking Brake, Emergency Stop Signal, Hill Start Assist, and Brake Hold Function.
Call the Bowater Honda sales team to enquire about this remarkable vehicle and how you can get into one today.
Prices start from $29,900 +orc and come in many different configurations.
May is always exciting at the Bowater Motor Group Z Energy stations. It is a chance to facilitate giving back to local charity groups something all of them need to survive - cold hard cash!
This year we are pleased to announce the following charities that need your support to sort out what percentage of the $4,000 they will receive.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Nelson
Child Cancer Foundation of Nelson
Victim Support Nelson
St Johns Nelson
Check out the video at Z Rutherford where we get to meet some of the faces behind these local charities that need your votes! (make sure you click on that HD setting - it makes video on Facebook so much better)
We got to meet this year's 2017 Z Rutherford Good in the Hood charities. Your token translates directly into funding dollars for these awesome groups so come down and support them. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson, Victim Support New Zealand Nelson/Tasman, Child Cancer Foundation Nelson and our top of the south St John's.Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Check out the rest of the articles in the section to find out more about the charities, how easy it is to vote, and what these charities are all about.
More Articles ...
- The 2017 Good in the Hood is on Nelson! Here's how to vote.
- Victory Boxing is pleased to have the community in it's corner
- The Official 2017 Z Good in the Hood Application video
- 2017 funding is open. Get your charity involved!
- You can still donate to our Movember campaign
- It is all about family at the end of the day. Lets stop men dying too young.
- Ross Prangnell from Bowater Hyundai on making a difference.
- Keeping it real this MOVEMBER and filling our hearts
- Kicking off another MOVEMBER with the 2016 team getting onboard and looking forward to the hairiness
- This year's 2016 Business Awards are a little different. It's a Civic thing.