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    Need a a new Accent? See our Used Selection

    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 Hyundai Accent. This zippy little hot hatch has it all! Small on size but massive on features across the model range. We have a wide range of quality used vehicles like this one in our central Nelson Yard. Click here to find out more.

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    Toyota 86: On the Right Track!

    The 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 when you press the button. Click here to learn more. New or used, Bowater Toyota can put you on the right track!
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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 1945 - 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 showrooms from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone, at every stage, new or used.

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Honda EASYOWN. The future of easy car ownership.

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The future of easy car ownership has arrived at Bowater Honda. Click here to learn just how easy it is. 

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.

The Pinnacle Programme - learn how to reach the top.

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The Pinnacle Programme is a unique scholarship, backed by Hyundai New Zealand, which provides talented young New Zealanders with the foundations for success. Our local youth have enjoyed success in applying for this scholarship with several having been on this programme over the recent years. 

Bowater Hyundai is proud to be associated with NMIT in bringing the Pinnacle Programme Ambassedor Bernice Mene to our region. Tuesday 29th from 4-5pm is a great chance to come along and learn all about the programme with Pinnacle Ambassador Bernice Mene. She will go into detail as to how the programme works, how to apply and what the end results typically are. 

If you have a high achieving child in your family, our are yourself a high achieving youth with a drive to succeed, this will be a great event for you to attend. Get in touch with Grant McNeill at NMIT to let him know you are keen to come along. You can email him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: or give him a call on 03 546 9175 ext 743

Bowater Hyundai helping Big Brothers Big Sisters soar and succeed

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(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.

Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu are standing strong in the corner

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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.

Inspiring inquiring minds and dicovering the power of dreams

170412 cristina nickCawthron 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.

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