On the weekend of 19-20 March, Hyundai New Zealand are holding their second Hyundai Power Off / Family On Weekend. The team at Bowater Hyundai are fully behind this and want you to be as well. We're challenging Kiwi families around the region to switch off their electronic devices to spend quality time together.
Last year, 17,623 Kiwi families disconnected their laptops, gaming consoles, tablets and phones to connect with each other across the land, pledging 650,000 hours of Family Time. This year Hyundai New Zealand are aiming for 25,000 families and 1,000,000 hours. Imagine that. 1 million hours of collective family time. You can help us get there!
Click the button to commit to hitting the ‘Off’ switch with us. Do it now and you'll be in to win your share of $10,000 fuel! If you want to get either Nelson College or Nelson College for Girls in the mix to win $500 worth of sports equipment hold off hitting this button and hit the other one below instead!
Sign up and come by and see Lana and she will give you a cute little badge, so you can let everyone else know that you value #familytime in your family!
Bowater Toyota has been announced the 2015 Toyota Dealer of the Year at the annual Toyota Dealer Awards ceremony in Nelson over the weekend. This is the 2nd year in a row that the dealership has won the coveted award for overall excellence in all aspects of dealership operations.
Toyota New Zealand has been hosting a Dealership Awards ceremony for more than 30 years to recognise the continuous commitment and high level of performance that Toyota dealerships deliver, with this year’s celebrations also marking Toyota’s 50 year journey in New Zealand.
Bowater Toyota - which operates in Nelson, Richmond and Motueka - claimed the top award over fellow finalists Wanganui Toyota and Manawatu Toyota.
The company’s CEO, Tony Bowater, believes the award reflects the Bowater Toyota team’s collective understanding of their objectives and ability to stay focused and motivate one another to achieve.
“I am very proud of our team and humbled to receive this recognition on their behalf,” says Bowater.
“They have maintained focus in knowing what our expectations and goals are; to support and assist our customers, ensuring they receive the best service and reward us with a smile.
“To be recognised as Dealer of the Year, back to back, for a network as successful as Toyota is massive, it shows just how good our team is. For us, it is like winning the World Cup.”
Honda New Zealand are proud to announce a new partnership with the Child Cancer Foundation (CCF) in New Zealand. Honda will become a Hero Partner in this four year relationship.
Each week more than three children in New Zealand are diagnosed with cancer and at any given time the Child Cancer Foundation is assisting more than 1000 families’ nationwide – offering support in hospital, at home and in the community. They receive no Government support and are reliant on fundraising.
Honda would like to help make a real difference and support the great work CCF does in New Zealand.
CCF had for some time been considering their future needs for their Family Support vehicles and how they could best deliver a cost effective solution that meets all their requirements and, ultimately, benefits their children and families.
CCF Chief Executive Officer Robyn Kiddle - “We are very proud to partner with Honda, a well-recognised vehicle brand in New Zealand that shares synergistic values and visions with our organisation.
Child Cancer Foundation's mission is that every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone.
They aim to reduce the impact of cancer by offering services to ensure children and their families are supported, informed and well cared for on their journey with cancer.
It has been a huge year for Bowater Toyota.
Imagine the surprise felt by all at the Bowater Toyota table when Tony Bowater got the call to stage as winner of the 2015 Toyota Dealer of the Year at the annual awards held on Friday 19th February in Nelson at the Rutherford Hotel.
The surprise was justified. As reigning Dealer of the Year and current holders of the much coveted Yokoi Cup there was no expectation that the Bowater Toyota team COULD win it again, but there it was, on the big screen! Bowater Motor Group chairman Rodney Bowater and his wife Helen were lucky enough to be at the table as well, and could not help but be filled with pride. Imagine that. Toyota Dealer of the Year two years running, and awarded the prestigious title in our home town!
Being the reigning trophy holders as last years Toyota Dealer Of the Year there came with it a hefty responsibility and an obligation to perform as champions. At our celebration dinner last year we heard from 3 time Adventure Racing World Champion Nathan Fa'avae on what it takes to carry the mantle of World Champion and convert that pride and excitement into a motivation to built on the successful practises that got you there in the first place, so that you could better your performance and remain at the top of your game. This attitude to success has certainly paid off in a big way.
Back to back winners of Toyota Dealer of the Year
Tony Bowater was very proud of the team and humbled to receive this recognition on their behalf on Friday Feb 19th at the annual Toyota Dealer awards that were being held right here in Nelson. With the spotlight already shining on us, and being the reigning Toyota New Zealand Dealer of the Year, Tony went into the awards with no expectations, imagine the excitement of winning the ultimate award back to back!Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Wednesday, 24 February 2016
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