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  • 2014 Honda Jazz

    The Honda Jazz Tops The Lists

    It's been massive for us at Bowater Honda. Infact it has been massive all across the globe.
    A brand new generation of Honda Jazz has arrived, with a youthful and stylish new shape, a wide range of options available from standard through to a super sporty Mugen version, a class leading new technology package, and a very affordable starting price of just $23,700. The whole world loves the new Honda Jazz, and here are some of the local awards for 2014 to prove it! Click here to learn more.

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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.
  • Santa Fe

    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 Hyundai Santa Fe.

  • toyota 86

    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 $42,586 (+orc). Click here to learn more.
  • Hyundai Accent

    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 Hyundai Accent. This zippy little hot hatch has it all! Small on size but massive on features across the model range. Click here to find out more.

Drive your dream with Bowater's

Get the right tool for the job, and get the job done right!

2016 Extra Cab Hilux

When there is work to be done you have to use the best tools for the job, and the one that is fit for purpose. Hilux. It is the Benchmark Rebuilt in a new generation body shape, packed with new technology, safety features and performance. If you are a tradie you know the value of reputation, so stick with what is tried and trusted. Click here to learn more.

The Prius Challenge Leader board - can you do better?

Written by Media Manager.

The Prius Challenge has been underway now for a couple of weeks and we have had quite a few people through. It has been amazing to gauge their reactions to the whole experience.
Some of the celebrities have been very competitive, and fitting 2 massive Nelson Giants in the back seats was certainly entertaining.

The Prius Challenge is a competition though, so lets take a look at the Leader Board at the moment. Check out those figures - the top 3 drives are achieving fuel consumption around 3 litres per 100 km, and the Top10 are all under 4 litres / 100km!


For those of you that know your car stats this is quite remarkable, and the whole point to the challenge. For instance, NZ's most beloved car, the Toyota Corolla has a 4.5 star fuel economy of 7.3 litres/100km. But there is so much more to this story than just fuel economy.

Is Automotive Hybrid Technology the way forward?

Written by Media Manager.

Oil wellIf you are to believe some of the media spin that gets spun, you would be thinking that cars are evil and the root of all of our collective problems here on Earth as the planet undergoes some quite significant changes.
The simple fact of the matter is though that we all need cars, more so now than ever before. We lead very busy lives and rely heavily on our cars to get it all done, and get it done without any fuss or bother.
The question is can we all do better?

We think that we collectively can. That is why we have set up the Prius Challenge.
The Prius Challenge asks you a simple question - can you break free from your old habits?

We have created the Prius Challenge as an inspirational event - a chance to really think about how you drive, and the impact of your driving style on the amount of fuel you use. If you care anything for greenhouse gases, CO2 emissions, peak oil or exponential fuel consumption due to the "riching" of China, then you need to start thinking, and seriously, about how you get about.

The Extreme 4X4 OffRoad Westport Challenge debrief

Written by Media Manager.

On Friday night we hosted an event to celebrate the success of the Bowater Toyota sponsored team at this years 2012 Extreme Off Roading Westport Challenge.
The came in a very credible 2nd overall for the event and showed once again just how tough the Toyota trucks are in extreme off road conditions. We certainly enjoyed watching their progress over the course of the event back in April 28/29th via live updates to facebook from the two Leigh's (Miss Leigh Kirby & Mr Leigh Jones) who just so happened to take the freshly cleaned indestructible red FJ Cruiser over to the wild West Coast to film the event.
Check out the article we posted about the event complete with a huge photo gallery here.

That film was one of the reasons for the party. That and a great excuse to just have a get together, chuck back some steak & cheese pies, 50 scoops of chips and sauce, some hokey pokey and of course some delicious Old Mout Cider.

The video of the night is great - it clearly shows how the prizes we sometimes give out get enhanced within the process! The trip for 3 to the open day at the Mt Riley extreme off road course somehow turned into a breakfast in Havelock on the way there, and dinner on the way back as well!

Hang onto your steak and cheese mate it's a party!

Written by Media Manager.

This Friday from 6pm we are celebrating the success of the Bowater Toyota sponsored team at this years Extreme Off Road Westport Challenge which was held a few weekends ago.


There will drinks, nibbles and videos from last month's epic Westport Challenge Extreme 4X4 event, where our team came second. They will be here with their trucks & their tall tales from the event, as well as showing video footage shot during the Westport challenge so we can all see just how wild this sport is!
There are also plenty of spot prizes up for grabs, and the chance to get properly muddy yourself at the Mt Riley Play Day 10th June.

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