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The Bowater Motor Group are no longer a part of the nationwide Z Energy "Good in the Hood" project, but we have decided to leave this section of our website here to celebrate the many years from 2013 through to 2018 when we helped many community groups.

We previously held two Z Energy sites, on High Street in Motueka, and Z Rutherford in Nelson City, both giving away $4,000 per funding round, with 4 lucky local charity groups recieving a share of the $4,000 worth of funding. We had great responses from both locals and travellers alike during our campaigns from 2013 - 2018, with the charities very happy to be a part of it all. Good luck to all of those charities we supported, it was a pleasure working with you all during these campaigns.

For the sake of archives, please enjoy some of the videos and articles contained within this section. 

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The 2017 Good in the Hood is on Nelson! Here's how to vote.

Good in the Hood is back for May at Z Rutherford and making your vote count is super easy. Every purchase, excluding tobacco, gets you a token. Tokens go into the voting display by the front door on your way out of the store. Easy as. 

Check out the video at Z Rutherford where Tracey runs through making sure your vote counts (make sure you click on that HD setting - it makes video on Facebook so much better)

Tracey from Z Rutherford talks us through what it is to be Good in the Hood with this year's Z Energy funding round. Support these great charities and let's all help our community.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 2 May 2017


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 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. 

The Official 2017 Z Good in the Hood Application video

The applications are now open for all local charity groups to apply for their share of the $4,000 from Z Bowater Motors in Motueka, and Z Rutherford in central Nelson.  

Take a minute to watch the video and then start the online application. It's easy!


Applications for #GoodintheHood are open! Check out

Posted by Z Energy on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

2017 funding is open. Get your charity involved!

It's time to get Good in the Hood again at Z Rutherford and Z Bowater Motors in High Street Motueka. 

The funding is there waiting to be collected. This year each of the Bowater Motors Service Stations will be offering up $4,000 per site worth of funding for 8 local charities to divide based on their share of the publics votes. It is a great platform and we always look forward to this. A chance to give back to the community but more importantly a chance to shine a light on the great work that these charities do for our entire community. 

Good in the Hood is back again and Z Rutherford in central Nelson, & Z Bowater Motors in Motueka have information as to how your Charity can apply. $4000 worth of funding per Service Station to local groups.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Please note that this year all applications happen online. Let your favourite charity know. Send them here to this page to learn more and all they have to do then is to click here to apply. 


2016 Good in the Hood has been great for Motueka

Motueka - you are more than Good in the Hood - you are amazing to the community!

final donations

What a fantastic month of charitable work the good folks of Motueka have particiapted in! First and foremost, a massive thankyou to everyone for all of the hard work. The charities for coming along to our busy Service Station to promote the month of voting, the customers for getting behind the promotion and voting, and Z Energy for putting the whole thing together. It is an absolute pleasure to be able to donate $5,000 to worthy charities in the wider Motueka area!

Check out the video we made of the official handover of the donations to the charities - what an awesome group of people working hard to make our community a better place for everyone! Z Bowater Motors is immensely proud to be a part of helping these charities to further help the greater community.

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