Toyota New Zealand

South Canterbury Toyota

Contact Our Team

We are proud to provide you with excellent service designed to satisfy all your vehicle requirements.  We are your one-stop shop for all things related to your vehicle. Whether your car needs a tune up, or you are looking for a replacement car we can help.

We offer new and used Toyota and Daihatsu vehicles, and with our on-site Parts and Service Centre, you don't have to go far to get what you want.

Our aim is to meet and exceed the needs and requirements of every customer.

Visit our customer centre and see for yourself.


34 Stafford Street

Telephone: (03) 687 9280
Fax: (03) 684 8444
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Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 08.00am - 05.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Phone: (03) 687 9280

Monday to Thursday 08.00am - 05.30pm
Friday 08.00am - 05.00pm
Saturday 09.00am - 12.00pm
Phone: (03) 687 9272
Monday to Friday 08.00am - 05.30pm
Phone: (03) 687 9275

Meet the team
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Craig McDermid | CEO

Craig and Kathie McDermid took over ownership of South Canterbury Toyota in July 2008 from original owner and friend Peter Swaney. Craig originates from Dunedin and has been in the motor industry or subsidiaries for many years, including owning a service station in Christchurch before taking ownership of Blenheim Toyota in 1990. Craig splits his time between Blenheim and Timaru, just a well he enjoys driving!

Branch Manager

Andy Wilson | Branch Manager

Andy joined South Canterbury Toyota in April 2010. Both Andy and his wife Helen have settled back into Timaru life enjoying old friends and acquaintances and family particularly their 2 grandsons. Having spent the greatest part of his working life in the motor industry, Andy’s passion thrives particularly in the aspect of customer service. He and the team at South Canterbury Toyota’s philosophy is one of 100% customer satisfaction – something he says “we work very hard at”. Andy’s role is both challenging but very rewarding; he adds it is a privilege to work amongst a group of dedicated supportive and motivated people.