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honda-treefund-cleanAt Bowater Honda, we are focused on making Nelson a greener place to live. Learn more.

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Feel like winning a new Honda CR-V?

Fancy winning a new Honda CR-V? Just come for a drive at Bowater Honda. As simple as that.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Thursday, 8 August 2019

Over the years we have come to realise there is more to the motor industry than just selling cars. The foundations of Bowater Honda were established in Nelson in 1972, since then a lot has changed within the motoring industry, and with vehicles in general, but we have consistently remained true to our core principles, and the principles that all Honda's are built on. Reliability. Safety. Care for the environment. We also care about our name and that's why we do it better. Like Honda we care about the future, but we are fixed firmly in the present.

Giving Back. We planted some trees and made our future a little bit better. 

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. 

Extra Special Prize for this year's Supreme Award Winner at the Nelson Pine Industries Business Awards.

It is an event that we always look forward to, and a process that only produces great outcomes. It is the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and their annual Business Awards. We love being a cornerstone partner and we are very proud that part of the Supreme Winner's Prize also includes the use of our Honda CR-V demonstrator for the summer. Here's Ken:

This years Nelson pine Industries 2019 Business Awards are racing up and Bowater Honda is getting ready. The Supreme Winner will get this awesome Honda HR-V for the summer as a part of the prize package from the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce. What a great event. Looking forward to it this Friday evening. Always a great night.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Wednesday, 30 October 2019


The excitement is real. The all new 10th Generation Honda Civic is here.

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The all new Honda Civic is the total package. Click here to go to our page dedicated to informing you more and check out the videos we have made. You will get a whole lot more information that you would anywhere else - we love this car so have been making short feature videos about the things we love most!

See. Be Seen. The all new Honda HR-V is the perfect size for all

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The HR-V is the perfect 5-door crossover vehicle with class leading interior space, loads of luxury and head turning exterior design. The exterior echoes that of a coupe, with sharp, dynamic lines and rear concealed door handles, whilst offering the solid stance and visibility of an SUV.
The interior size defies the exterior dimensions, offering up to five passengers the leg, shoulder and head room often found in a larger SUV. With Honda's unique Magic Seats System and centre Fuel Tank layout, Honda's Engineers have created one of the most spacious and adaptable cabins in its class.

Bowater Honda with more carparking & easy central location!

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82 Achilles Ave, Nelson
Phone: 03 548 7179
Opening hours:
Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm,
Sat 9am - 4pm

Bowater Honda has settled into a large, modern space in the Wakatu Carpark - close to the western entrance off Rutherford Street.

The showroom has been built to best showcase the exciting range that Honda offers, and also to provide our customers with easier parking and convenience as the showroom is centrally located and close to popular services such as the Nelson City Council building, the Public Library and upper Trafalgar Street. Being located in a carpark means that there is a whole carpark's worth of parking, as well as several client carparks right outside.

We are looking forward to seeing you, come and enjoy a coffee and cake with us.