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    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.
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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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.

Hunt a tough pig, WIN a tough Ute

Written by Media Manager.

This year we have turned up the heat at the 10th Annual Belgrove Tavern Boar Hunt - we have chucked an Isuzu D-Max ute at it and it is up for grabs.


The Boar Hunt judging is on Saturday 9th June at the world famous Belgrove Tavern. To be into win the Isuzu D-Max ute you just need to hang the lucky pig.

Bowater Toyota puts on a show. Nelson has got talent!

Written by Media Manager.

talent-tour-kidsWe put on a show on Thursday as a part of the Toyota Talent Tour.
The idea was to allow those that were going to perform at today's NZ's Got Talent auditions the chance to try out their acts to a friendly crowd, gain some extra confidence, and perhaps give us all a bit of a lunch time show.

Classic Hits showed up and fired up the BBQ, the burgers were flying and the talent was more than we could have hoped for. We were lucky enough to be treated to a full hours worth of auditions including some incredible performances by JoJo Gary and Sasha Broad-Kolff.

We were lucky enough to be able to take videos from the event, including the stunning performances by JoJo Gary.

Take a ride back in time in the epic 1970's Civic

Written by Media Manager.

1972-honda civicThe 1970's were a much simpler time. For all those children of the 60's & 70's there will be a lot of fond memories of time spent in Mum's, or a friend's mum's Honda civic. New Zealand embraced this revolutionary car in an age of oil crisis, enforced carless days and thoughts of fuel saving. Can you imagine a compulsory carless day happening today? At the time the 1st Generation Honda Civic was one of those pivotal motoring moments - a car that ran on the smell of an oily rag.

Local radio personality, More Fm DJ Blair Kiddy came along to Bowater Honda to check out our vintage 1970's 1st Generation Honda Civic we have in the showroom.
We thought he needed to take it for a test drive to really appreciate how the times and the technology have changed before letting him loose in the all new 9th generation 2012 Honda Civic.

 The 9th Generation Honda Civic represents another leap forward for Honda with a car so popular with families the world over.

Have you got talent? Bowater Toyota wants to see

Written by Media Manager.

talent-tour-burgersThursday 10th May between 12-1pm the Toyota Talent Tour hits Nelson - and it is our chance to shout!

There is such a thing as a free lunch!

Come along to Bowater Toyota at the corner of Rutherford and Halifax Street to enjoy our free BBQ, and watch some of the talent as they get ready for Friday's auditions at The Nelson School of Music for NZ's Got Talent.

It is all on - the grill that is!
There will be spot prizes and a chance to win a trip to see NZ's Got Talent in Wellington.

If you are keen to practice your audition, meet other budding contestants or chat to the Classic Hits crew come down and enjoy some free BBQ from 12-1pm.

You’ll also have an exclusive chance to go in the draw to win a family trip to Wellington to be part of the audience for the 2012 NZ’s Got Talent decider show. To go in the draw you need to collect a special code from the Classic Hits crew – look out for them in their talent tour sign-written Hilux!

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