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Your car is probably your next biggest asset to your home, and you will spend a considerable amount of time in your car over your lifetime.
Life is too short to be worrying about your car. You need a car that suits your lifestyle. 
We have a comprehensive range of the world's best valued and most reliable cars ready for you to experience. You can drive your dream today. It is that easy.   

Since 1945, The Bowater Motor Group has been providing the Nelson region with quality vehicles and servicing that is second to none. Now, even more so than ever before, it is possible to drive your dream.
The future of car technology has arrived.
With our stores, showrooms and customer centres spread all over the wider Nelson region we are confident that our long history in the area means that we not only know what works best around here, but what will work best for you.   

Think Bowaters and three things come to mind...
Quality, excellence and vehicles to suit a lifestyle.

Whether for urban, business or off-road, let Bowater's begin your journey.
If you're going somewhere - The Bowater Motor Group will take you there.

Bowater Toyota victorious again at annual awards

2022 Toyota Supreme Award winners

The team at Bowater Toyota were very excited and proud to have been crowned 2021 Toyota New Zealand Supreme Award winners in a virtual event held online last night.

This penultimate award was ontop of the award they had won moments earlier, the 2021 President’s Trophy for outstanding customer service.

Hilary Barry, Toyota NZ CEO Neeraj Lala, and Toyota NZ General Manager of New Vehicles and Product Planning Steve Prangnell, were on the set of the online awards to deliver the outstanding results to Tony Bowater and the management team that had gathered in the new showroom in Achilles Avenue.

It was the 5th time in the last 8 years that Bowater Toyota have won this Supreme Award, cementing their place as industry leaders amongst the dealer network of one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands.

Qualified Automotive Technicians needed at Bowater Toyota

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Bowater Toyota is expanding!

An opportunity now exists for several Automotive Technicians to join our friendly teams at Bowater Toyota in Nelson, Richmond and Motueka. Experience in a busy workshop is essential and Toyota or Japanese vehicle experience is preferred - however this is not essential as we are happy to provide training. What is REALLY important to us though is your exceptional ability to service vehicles, your positive attitude and your desire to learn! A WOF certification is preferred for this role but is not essential.

Electrification and the future of motoring

As the latest round of the Climate Change conference gets underway at COPS26 in Glasgow, it is a very pertinent time to be discussing the future of personal mobility. 

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The next generation in Toyota technology, the production photos of the 2022 Toyota bz4x - an all electric SUV. 

This article is as real as it gets from the perspective of a company that has been in the business of providing transportation solutions to the top of the South Island for nearly 80 years.

The simple fact of the matter is that we all need to move about from place to place, sometimes transport heavy things, or move families of either very young people, or very old people, longer distances than they can comfortably walk. The arguement with the last point can be made for a more efficient and better functioning public transport infrastructure, but the realities of our present system make this somewhat unrealistic in the top of the south. Our region is very large, and our relatively small population is spread far and wide, and spread very thinly in some areas. 

Personal mobility is at the core of this conversation. As a culture we have become very time sensitive, and most of us feel we have the need or urgency to do things immediately. Car pooling is certainly a positive step toward enabling that a single trip is as efficient as possible but getting into work or school and home again is just one of the many uses we all have for cars. Once you add in the commercial sector into the conversation it begins to get very complicated very fast. 

If we want to address the elephant in the room, that being the changing climate, maybe it is time to start looking at our own options when it comes to the choices we are making around personal mobility. This is a BIG conversation, so let's jump into it.

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