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Win at Light Nelson with Bowater Honda and #GigatownNsn - we need your selfie!

Written by Media Manager.

The Light Nelson event is always a fantastic family entertainment must do for everyone during the annual Nelson Winter Music Festival. It is without question a stunning collaborative effort - and this year you have even more reason to go along.

Bowater Honda have joined forces with #GigatownNelson and come up with a great competition that will not only be a little bit fun, but also helps with the #GigatownNsn project to win ultrafast Broadband for the Top of the South.

All you have to do is take a selfie (a picture on your smartphone of you at the Light Nelson event) and upload it to the Gigatown Nelson facebook page. Gigatown Nelson will promote all of the photos uploaded and the top three most voted on photos will all receive prizes from Bowater Honda.

1st Prize - Loan of a demo Honda vehicle for a weekend, model and time of your choice, plus a tank of petrol
2nd Prize - Full car groom for your car
3rd Prize - Honda umbrella and hat

Taking a selfie is easy. Just take a look at one we prepared earlier!

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Keep reading this article for step by step instructions further down.

Love to park for free this winter? Bowater Honda is helping drive this Nelson Initiative

Written by Media Manager.

UPDATED: 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2014

Free Parking Extended until 19th October!

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Bowater Honda Sales Manager Nick D'Evereux with Chris Bowater and Cathy Madigan from Uniquely Nelson.


Bowater Honda is proud to be helping to bring free parking to central Nelson this winter.

We have been a long term partner to Uniquely Nelson over the past 3 years this campaign has run. This year it has got a bit of a shakeup.  A 12 week trial of Free Parking every day in Nelson’s central business district is underway and if the number of cars in the CBD over the past few days is any indication, it's a big success already!

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.

The trial period was initially set to run from 1 July until 30 September 2014, but due to the success it has been extended until the end of the school holidays on 19th October. Here are some other things you may need to know.


Win $2500 of prizes in the Brook Sanctuary Wildlife Quest by starting at Bowater Honda

Written by Media Manager.

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Brook Waimarama Sanctuary critters are popping up all over the place!
As the school holidays kick off on today, the Brook Sanctuary has launched its “Wildlife Quest”, an activity based competition for kids of all ages that runs until 31 July.

Entrants can use either the street address or GPS coordinates to go on a quest to find out which amazing Dean Raybold art panel (see below) is lurking at which Brook Sanctuary supporter business!  

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Winners will be drawn at the Sanctuary’s Celebration Event which will be held at Founder’s Park Energy Centre on Saturday 2 August from 1-4pm and you must be present to win. As you can guess Bowater Honda is one of the businesses that has a panel on display.

Five lucky winners will claim $2,500+ in family prize packages!
Includes “Giant - Sedona” women’s bicycle, 3 x Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s, “Buller’s Birds of New Zealand” book and loads of vouchers!

Honda space ace better than ever reports STUFF

Written by Media Manager.

The media interest in the soon to be released 3rd Generation Honda Jazz is exploding, with the press keen and eager to take the new look Honda Jazz through it's paces!
Here is an article spotted on Stuff from the Taranaki Daily News.


Honda space ace better than ever

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Fully-dressed Jazz III: This is the Mugen model with full bodykit and alloy wheel regalia. It's as quick as it looks.


Apart from the fact that Honda has been able to put the new Jazz III into the showroom with more than $2200 worth of sat-nav and connectivity, plus alloy rims and other kit, and offer them in a vehicle that costs less than the old model, probably the most astonishing thing about Honda's third-generation Jazz is that no competitor has attempted to mimic or better its amazing packaging.

Just to remind you, the first Jazz appeared in 2002 with a platform that placed the fuel tank under the front seats, leaving better front-rear weight balance, a more appropriate centre of gravity and best of all, the most useful rear seat arrangement in its segment - or the one above, for that matter.

As with everyone else's hatchbacks, the Jazz's rear seat backs fold for more load space, but the Honda differs in that the rear cushions can be made to flip up too, locking in position to accommodate upright items on the floor. The front passenger seat also leans all the way back to make room for extra-long storage. Even when the rear seats are in use, there's space underneath those cushions to stow business and sports bags, and of course valuables when you're parked.

Magically, the Jazz also allows five tall people to comfortably use its cabin without getting in each others' way, though Honda would be the first to admit that the centre-rear row passenger doesn't have the best seat in the house, just the best centre-rear seat in the segment.

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