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Z Rutherford Street. The Service Station serving Nelson City.

Written by Media Manager.

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Welcome to Z Rutherford - situated right in the heart of Nelson City on one of the easiest to get to intersections of the central business district. 
Conveniantly located on Rutherford Street opposite McDonalds in between Hardy Street and Selwyn Place, the entry and exit to this busy location is in between sets of lights so there is always ample opportunity to access and leave the Service Station even in heavy traffic. 


Z Bowater Motors Rutherford St - a part of our community.

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The Bowater Motor Group has a long and proud history of community support, and this is part of our daily ethos at Z Bowater Motors Rutherford.
Through our work with Good in the Hood we have been able to support many local charities over the years, and plan on helping a whole lot more. 

The top of the South is very much a community focused region. A place where locals feel strongly about their place and what goes on in it. Community Spirit is a must have on our list of company goals, and the relationship with Z Energy is definitely centred around this important aspect as well, with a particular focus on the Z Good in the Hood Community Donation Programme, which we are very proud to have been associated with over the years.
To learn more about the Good in the Hood Charity cruise on over to that section of the website by clicking here: 

Aside from the wonderful opportunity to donate $5000 to local community based organisations with Z Good in the Hood, it has also meant a structured return to the old values of a friendly face at the pump helping you out and actually pumping the petrol for you! Matt Morris, the general manager of the Z Rutherford Bowater Motors, is just one of those friendly local faces you will encounter on the forecourt.

Everyday from 10am until 5pm Z Rutherford offer a full forecourt concierge service - that means there will always be someone on hand to fill your tank, clean your windscreen, fill your oil or even give you directions!

Make use of your GoldCard and save big on fuel at Z Bowater Motors

There are certain privileges which come with age. Thankfully one of them is the government's Super Gold Card - a card that opens up a new world of discounted goods & services for those over 65.
We caught up with our very own "semi - retired" person, Lofty, and tried to find out what was the story.

Gold Card Holders take note. You get discounts at Z Rutherford and Z Bowater Motors in Motueka. Massive discounts. Tracey can't contain her excitement and has to leap in. Lucky Lofty is a good sort.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Meet out team.

We pride ourselves of the courteous nature of all of our staff here at Z Rutherford and enjoy being on the forecourt as a complementary helping hand during our hours of Z’s Forecourt Concierge, helping you Zip through our local Z Bowater Rutherford, from 10am to 5pm daily.

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Meet the Z Bowater Motors Team

Chris Bowater. Director BMG.

Chris is a 3rd generation Bowater family member taking care of the family business and has lived in Nelson most of his life.

His family comes first in his life, reflecting the Bowater philosophy of Family Values, and Value for Families. In his spare time he enjoys movies, the gym, golf and travel - and Chris also plays rugby in the President's grade for the Nelson Rugby Football Club and Golden Oldies for the Buccaneers Club.

Community focus is a large part of the Bowater Motor Group ethos, so Chris is very busy with roles on various community organisations. He is on the board of Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and the Tasman Bays Heritage Trust, looking after the museums around the region; as well as being involved in many other community groups.