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    Drive your dream

    The Bowater Motor Group are ready to exceed your expectations, and make it possible to drive your dream today. A local, family owned company, we have been supporting the community since 1947 - and selling what we feel are the best cars the world has to offer, and servicing all makes and models from onsite workshops we are very proud of. We have a range second to none, with new cars in the yards from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone at every stage, new or used.
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    Toyota 86: Funs' Back!

    The all new Toyota 86 is a legend in the making. It is a return to the pure fun of driving. Rear wheel, front engined with a very low centre of gravity. It has been winning Car of the Year awards all over the world, including being named the Top Gear Car of 2012 when it was first released! Fun starts at just $42,286. Click here to learn more.
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    The Honda Jazz Hybrid

    It's arrived at Bowater Honda. The next big thing in hybrid technology, the all new Honda Jazz IMA Hybrid. A car that has a very clever system that uses both a petrol engine, and a fuel free electric engine to get you about. It uses about 30% less fuel than a normal Jazz, which is music to the ears of those that care about saving fuel! Click here to learn more.

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    Hyundai Accent. Setting the small car benchmark.

    If you drive a small car, or are thinking about downsizing to a lower fuel use, more efficient smaller car for around town use, then you need to see the 2014 Hyundai Accent. This zippy little hot hatch has it all! Small on size but massive on features across the model range. You can get into an Accent from just $35,990 (+orc). Click here to find out more.

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    Hyundai Santa FE. Our favourite diesel family wagon, redefined.

    How do you improve on New Zealand’s favourite diesel family wagon?
    The answer is in the detail. This stylish 7 seater SUV has been redefined for living life to the full. So load up the family, load up the toys and get ready to embrace the great NZ outdoors with the all new, redefined 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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    Bowater Honda is driving Free Parking this winter!

    Bowater Honda is proud to be helping to bring free parking to central Nelson this winter.
    We recently handed over the keys to a new Honda City to be used to promote this wonderful initiative around the streets of Nelson this winter.

    Click here to find out about this winter's Free Parking in Central Nelson, where it doesn't apply, and why we are behind it.
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Welcome to our website

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 1947, 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 dealerships 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.

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We are looking for a new Honda Technician.

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Nelson’s Honda franchise is requiring the services of an above average Automotive Technician.

The applicant will need to have experience in diagnostics and be highly motivated. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake training and preferably be an AVI.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team in a stimulating work environment, with excellent resources and the latest diagnostic equipment and also enjoy the benefits and opportunities that working for the Bowater Motor Group offer.

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For an interview please contact the Service Manager; Chris Westley (03) 546 9269 work / (03) 548 2853 a/hours or email him by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A humble Giant amongst sports legends talks sponsorship, retiring and community

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Fico Finance Nelson Giants legend Phill Jones alongside our Bowater Toyota Parts Express Van which has been promoting his achievements this season.


This year saw the passing of the huge milestone for Nelson's favourite basketballer, the legendary, and very humble, Phill Jones. He broke the previous record by achieving 350 games in the National Basketball League mid way through the season, and remarkably most of them have been for the Nelson Giants. In the end he finished up with 369 games, a feat certainly worth celebrating, and a feat that also saw the emergence of another rather large announcement - his retirement from the sport he loves.

Phill began first playing way back in 1993, and he has only missed a couple of local seasons during this whole time, playing both in New Zealand and in Europe and Australia. Both of the times he missed out were due to the rules and regulations surrounding the requirements of athletes to return from "overseas duties" within certain timeframes. For the most part of it he has played for the Nelson Giants as a component of his busy international basketball schedule and has quickly established himself as a cornerstone not only of the entire Fico Finance Nelson Giant's Franchise but also NZ Basketball in general, and the local Nelson sports community as a whole.

He has also played extensively overseas during this time as well on a professional scale, which not only provided an income, but also enabled him to play year round for close to 14 years. He has had a great journey, playing basketball professionally, and raising a family on the basketball circuit. But as with all things, there comes a point where change is inevitable and Phill has chosen to make the move to the next stage of his basketball journey on his own terms, stepping down from a key players role in the Nelson Giants to take on a more managerial one within the franchise.

We recently sat down with Phill and talked about being a professional athlete in Nelson, playing your heart out for the local team, what it means to give back to the community, and how corporate sponsors shape the landscape of sports in this age of professionalism.

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Bowater Toyota gets Blue this September

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Matt from Placemakers getting way too cosy in the Bowater Toyota V6 4litre petrol Hilux.


This September Bowater Toyota are putting best foot forward and getting right behind the drive to inform men how important it is to get more involved with their own health. This month is Blue September, the Prostate Cancer Foundation's national awareness campaign to get more kiwi men talking about their health in general, and getting checkups.

Bowater Toyota where keen to get involved when asked by local customers Placemakers. Nationally they are a cornerstone sponsor of the event. Locally they also get right behind it and get folks motivated and talking about it. Amongst otther activities they will be holding an absolutely awesome fundraising evening on Friday September 12th at the Stoke School - a good old fashioned Quiz Night and auction. All proceeds will be donated to Blue September.

It costs $15 a head, and the tables seat 8, so get a bunch of mates together and call Steffan at Placemakers in Stoke asap to secure your spot.

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The Cancer Society Nelson gets all Jazzy on Daffodil Day

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Sue Benseman, Linda Lucre (in car), Sophia Eagle and Sheryl Wearing (Bowater Honda) getting ready to set off with Daffodils in the Bowater Honda JAZZ AS daffodil yellow Honda Jazz this morning.


This morning Sheryl Wearing from Bowater Honda met up with Sue and Linda from Cancer Society Nelson on the Church Steps to lend them the daffodil yellow Honda Jazz demonstrator we have in our showroom to use for the day.

The Bowater Motor Group have a long history of supporting Cancer Society Nelson with our relationship being very strong over the past 2 years, including projects such as the BMG Mini for Nelson Cancer, the Relay for Life and sponsorship of the centre's primary vehicle. When the topic of Daffodil Day came up recently we asked what we could do to help. Hopefully the very noticable Daffodil Yellow 2014 Honda Jazz will draw attention to the volunteers as they travel the region collecting donations on this very important fund raising day for Cancer Society Nelson.

If you see Linda and her team out today in the Bowater Honda JAZZ AS Jazz make sure you donate! You can be given a bunch of daffodils for a $5 donation, or you can text 'daffodil' to 305 for an instant $3 donation!

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