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.
People are invited to an Our Place: Our Nature family event with fun activities in Nelson on Saturday 28 October being held to celebrate Conservation Week.
The event showcases the special places and amazing wildlife in our backyard and it's on from 10am to 2pm at Branford Park in the Maitai Valley.
There will be exciting activities for all ages including making your own predator tracking tunnel, having a go at flax weaving, a scavenger hunt, giant outdoor board games,discovering what freshwater critters live in the Maitai River and adventure games for the under 5s.
It will also be a chance to explore a new Toyota Kiwi Guardians adventure site for kids on the Branford Park Edible Walk. Kids can complete conservation activities at the site and earn a Toyota Kiwi Guardians Medal.
Sunday 15th October is a great chance to get your children into the Kiwi Guardians programme.
This is a wonderful partnership between the Department of Conservation (DoC) and Toyota New Zealand. On a local level the team at Bowater Toyota are right behind it and are happily driving the programme right here in the Top of the South.
A few months ago the Department of Conservation launched two new Kiwi Guardian Trails in the region, one at Sandeman Reserve on the Great Taste Bike Trail just west of Richmond, and another at Jimmy Lee Creek in the Richmond Foothills. Sunday 15th October is a great opportunity on the last weekend of the school holidays to come along and enjoy some fun activities as well as checking out the Kiwi Guardians Trail, and gaining the right to claim a Kiwi Guardians Medal.
Bowater Toyota has stepped up to help local charity "Walk With Us" in their next major fundraising venture, a Charity Auction Night on Thursday 28th September.
There are still a handfull of tickets available for the event at the Waimea Old Boys Clubrooms, 20 Gladstone Rd in Richmond from 6:30pm.
There are some great prizes up for grabs, including a month's free "new Car Experience" from Bowater Toyota, a Sydney Holiday Package, 7 day Campervan Hire and many more. Scroll down to see the full list.
The Pinnacle Programme is all about inspiration. Taking our high achieving children and teaching them the pathways that lead to being the best version of themselves. Shining a light on those teenagers capable of achieving great great things, but doing so with full support and guidance.
Tuesday 29th August was a great day for all involved. It represented the next stage of investment for a room full of potential top of the south applicants, and gratification for businesses like Bowater Hyundai that focus heavily on supporting the community. It was a day packed full of inspiration and glimpses of the support and guidance successful applicants would get access to.
At the core of the Pinnacle Programme is Bernice Mene and her board; a dedicated group of high achievers that have personal experience in making it to the top of their respective fields. They know the hard yards. They have lived them. They also know how hard it is to succeed, and the help along the way that can completely change the outcome for an aspiring and passionate teen. With the help of Hyundai New Zealand they have put up their hands to help guide the next generation of future leaders into a bright future.
The day of events, held in conjunction with the always accommodating NMIT, served as a platform to hear from both Bernice Mene and current local Pinnacle Programme recipient, the amazing artist and leader Grace Wiegand. A chance to inspire. A chance to celebrate. A chance to embrace new opportunities.
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- Exciting opportunity to network, and be inspired by Bernice Mene
- The Pinnacle Programme - learn how to reach the top.
- Bowater Hyundai helping Big Brothers Big Sisters soar and succeed
- Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu are standing strong in the corner
- Inspiring inquiring minds and dicovering the power of dreams
- Welcome to this years Charities at Z Rutherford. Let's get Good in the Hood Nelson!
- The 2017 Good in the Hood is on Nelson! Here's how to vote.
- Victory Boxing is pleased to have the community in it's corner
- The Official 2017 Z Good in the Hood Application video
- 2017 funding is open. Get your charity involved!