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We spin the winning wheel to find a Selfie winner

 150812-feastwinner79Meet Jane Bayley - winner of the recent Bowater Honda Feast for the Senses Selfie Competition. Click to enlarge.

Our senses this July were certainly sharpened with the first Feast for the Senses Festival on the streets of Nelson. What a great way to liven up the city and celebrate winter and all of the great business around town. Bowater Honda was very proud to be involved, and jumped into it boots and all. The team organised the bright and funky vibrant yellow Honda Jazz for Uniquely Nelson manager Cathy Madigan to drive around in for the month as a very funky and visual mobile billboard with some attractive Feast for the Senses good looks. Not content with just this we decided to get behind an interactive Selfie Competition, cheekily dubbed the "Sense of Selfie".

The good folks of Nelson were invited to spot the Bowater Honda Jazz parked in prominent locations around town and snap a selfie with the car, and then upload that to the Facebook competition page. At stake was a great range of prizes which together created an awesome weekend of shopping and fun in the city including a $200 retail spend at Morrison Square, a $50 retail spend at the Nelson Farmers Market, overnight accommodation for two at the Palms Motel with continental breakfast, valued at $189, the weekend use of a brand new demonstrator vehicle from Bowater Honda and a $100 dining out voucher at Panama's Restaurant. What an awesome prize!!!!!

Over the month of July many activated their sense of selfie and got into it. Then came the fun part - drawing the winner! 
With a car as funky and stylish as the all new Honda Jazz as a backdrop we decided to think quite outside the box and come up with a novel, and fair way of picking the winner. A winning wheel. Literally. Watch the video below. 

Cathy and Nick prepare to spin the winning wheel
Click on the play button to watch the video of how we drew the winner - it was quite ingenious and involved the winning wheel spin courtesy of the Honda Jazz. 

After all that excitement of the Lotto-esque live draw it was time to gather in the troops and meet the winner Jane Bayley at the weekly Wednesday Nelson Farmers Market in Morrison Square to present her with prizes.

150812-feastwinner63from left: Amme Hiser from the Nelson Farmers Market, winner Jane Bayley, Nick D'Evereux from Bowater Honda, Nona Jackson from Morrison Square and Cathy Madigan from Uniquely Nelson 

Jane Bayley was understandably excited to collect her prize. She took her selfie with friend and fellow Selfie Entrant Maree Lawson whilst enjoying one of the Moveable Feasts as a part of the promotion. She said she was going to share her prize with friend Maree Lawson.

Jane came to collect her prizes at Morrison Square today. She received $50 of shopping vouchers at the Nelson Farmer's Market from Amme Hiser, Manager at the Nelson Farmers Market, use of a Bowater Honda for the weekend, thanks to Nick Devereux, Sales Manager at Bowater Honda, $200 of Morrison Square shopping vouchers from Nona Jackson, Manager at Morrison Square, and dinner for two at Panama Kitchen Bar, overnight accommodation and breakfast at The Palms Motel (presented by Cathy Madigan, Manager at Uniquely Nelson).

150812-feastwinner70Sense of Selfie winner Jane Bayley enjoys the moment with Amme from the Nelson Farmers Market and Nick from Bowater Honda. Click to enlarge.

Feast for the Senses was a month-long promotion throughout July that promoted Nelson City’s dining, arts, festivals and winter events. Bowater Honda joined with Uniquely Nelson to promote the Feast for the Senses campaign with a bright yellow Bowater Honda Jazz covered in Feast for the Senses branding. The Selfie Competition was a fun way for the public to get involved when they saw the car parked around the city. By taking a selfie with the car and uploading to Facebook, participants were entered in the draw the win the Feast for the Senses prize package.

Click here to see the competition page.
Thanks again to our wonderful partners in this promotion - please support them!

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Join in the Feast for the Senses by activating your sense of self with a jazz!

Find your Urban Jazz. Take a Selfie & Win big!

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This winter the team at Bowater Honda are one of the driving forces behind the exciting winter promotion "Feast for the Senses" - happening all over Nelson city during the frosty month of July. We have come onboard with festival organisers Uniquely Nelson, in support of this great mid winter's collection of great activities from Movable Feasts through to Deep in the Bleak - a series of awesome musical concerts happening at Old St John's in Hardy Street. 

Up for grabs with the Jazzy Selfie Competition is a Feast for the Senses Nelson City Experience - it is the chance to have a full on awesome weekend of completeness courtesy of Uniquely Nelson, Bowater Honda and a bunch of great Nelson retailers. This is a fully awesome prize and it is soooo easy to enter! 

It is going to be a feast of the senses this winter driven by Jazz!

Feast of the SensesCathy Madigan from Unique Nelson with the stylish Feast of the Senses Honda Jazz. Click to enlarge.

The Honda Jazz is a snazzy little number. It certainly gets a whole lot of attention, and is perfect when you want to make a splash.
When Cathy Madigan from Uniquely Nelson came by seeking support for this winters exciting new promotion to inject some fizz into the city centre we immediately thought that our Honda Jazz demonstrator would be perfect for her.  

Our "Attract Yellow" Honda Jazz has certainly made an impact in the past few month's that we have had it at Bowater Honda as our demonstrator vehicle. It is now enjoying a new lease on life as the promotional vehicle for the Uniquely Nelson "Feast of the Senses" winter campaign. 

This July prepare to tuck into some stunning winter fare - from a very sumptuious moving feast around some of the city's finest eateries, through to a journey around Nelson City streets where we can enjoy the creative illuminated collaborations between artists and retailers. Featuring illuminated art and installations, city retail windows take on a life of their own in the dark of winter! This sounds awesome and is just the tip of the iceberg with music events planned and a whole range of competitions to be involved in, as well as family and friend friendly Culinary Passports! 

Nelson City has more than 50 restaurants offering cuisines from every continent, seriously cool bars with boutique wines and craft beers and a café culture that takes coffee to a fine art! Add in a wide choice of arts, culture, music and entertainment and now you’ve got no excuse not to get out this winter and enjoy the best of Nelson City! Feast your senses with delicious tastes, colourful arts, beautiful music, and quality time with friends!

Bowater Honda are very excited to be a part of this winter festival and were proud to present Cathy Madigan from Uniquely Nelson the keys to the new Movable Feast Jazz Machine!

Bowater Honda are growing fast, and are looking for a new team member

The chance has presented itself to join the team at Bowater Honda.

Bowater Honda have had a fantastic run since moving into the new showroom in Achilles Ave, in the heart of central Nelson. Sales have been booming, especially with the new generation Honda Jazz just flying out the door as fast as we can get test drives and trades done.

This unprecented scale of growth has meant that Bowater Honda are now looking for a Sales Support / Customer Services Sales Person to join our busy team in our modernised and centrally located Honda Franchise dealership.

The right person will be highly motivated with a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction. A self starter that is a real people person that enjoys the satisfaction of exceeding the expectations of those that they meet. The kind of person that lights up a room, or is everyone's mate. Someone keen to get started in the motor industry, keen to learn new skills, and keen to fit in with an established long term team. They will also ideally be quite computer literate, super friendly and having a prior mechanical experience will be a definite advantage that will make life for all a whole lot easier.

The role is a Sales Support & Customer Services one across several different departments within the busy local Honda franchise. This means that there will be a lot to learn, but also a lot of diversity in your new job.

If you are looking for a change, or know someone that is, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email your details confidentially to Nick D'Evereux, or you can mail them to Nick at:

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