Ever since our humble beginnings in downtown Nelson in 1945 the Bowater Motor Group has been very focused on community involvement. We believe that you are only ever as successful as the support that you can give back. It is with this philosophy that we continue to be as involved as we can be in the wider Nelson / Tasman community.
This section of the website houses stories, links and content from a collective of organisations and events that we are involved with or support through sponsorship or partnerships.
The menu to the right has got comprehensive articles from those events, organisations and charities that we regularly involved with, click on the menu items to read more, or scroll down this page to keep up with events as they unfold.
If you think you have an event, organisation or group that would benefit from our community interest feel free to contact us.
With summer holidays underway, it’s the perfect time for kids to earn a Toyota Kiwi Guardians medal by enjoying a family camping trip in New Zealand.
Launched in 2016 as a partnership between the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Toyota New Zealand, Toyota Kiwi Guardians aims to increase Kiwi kids’ connection with nature.
New Zealanders are increasingly living sedentary lives and spending more time on screens, meaning the connection to nature within our future generations is under threat. Andrew Davis, Toyota’s General Manager of Marketing, says spending time in nature allows children time away from screens, devices, and other digital distractions.
“Camping is the epitome of a digital detox and so many Kiwis take fond memories of camping and the outdoors into later life. This summer there is no excuse for kids to be complaining of boredom – they can be out learning about their surrounds and earning medals instead.”
It was a massive day for conservation in Nelson on Thursday as the team from Bowater Honda got together with Mel and her team from Trees That Count to plant out a new section of natives on Lindy Kelly's land at the Kelly's Bush Conservation Forest.
The team from Bowater Honda were proud to be on the hill at The Kelly Bush Project with Trees That Count planting 500 of the 30,000 trees that Honda New Zealand will plant this year celebrating 30 years of motoring excitement in NZ. The team will sleep well tonight!Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Thursday, 1 August 2019
Honda New Zealand have embarked on a lofty ambition to plant 30,000 trees this year to celebrate their 30 years of motoring excellence in our country. Bowater Honda were certainly very honoured to be a part of this great initiative and jumped at the chance to help on the Kelly's Bush Conservation Project.
We stopped by Victory Boxing to have a catch up and talk about the importance of community.
Paul Hampton and the team are doing amazing work, and we help support them to do this.
Take a minute to watch this short video and become inspired!
It’s good to remember the strength of community. Organisations such as Victory Boxing, Nelson, New Zealand work hard to make a difference, giving those needing it a new focus, helping our elderly to keep moving and teaching at risk kids the importance of belonging. We are proud to be able to stand behind people like Paul and his team as they make a difference.Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Sunday, 17 March 2019
It is time to get your charity or community group involved and applying for the 2018 Z Energy Good in the Hood. Application is easy, just click here to apply on line.
Even better take a minute to watch the video and find out what it is all about.
Z Energy #GoodInTheHood is on again soon. Get your fav charity or community group involved for their share of $4k. Applications close 28th Feb. learn more by clicking play.Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Friday, 16 February 2018
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