Enchanted Iron – Gates, Screens and Sculpture – website

Nectarine received a call from Helen Mitchell-Shand; she was looking to kick her business Enchanted Iron into full gear, which included a website revamp! Helen's passion is bringing a sense of enchantment to Kiwi homes and gardens. She draws inspiration from the natural world: her iron work reflects New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna, each design evolving from a love [...]

Gallin Farm Alpacas logo, business card and website


To tell the truth, an alpaca farm isn't the first place that comes to mind for a getaway retreat, but when Gallin Farm owner Sue McAuley showed us the stunning views, the mouth-watering menu drawn from locally-produced ingredients, and the facilities, it all started to look very inviting! And so off we raced: a new logo, a business card, and [...]

Cameron & Co logo, letterhead and website


Cameron & Co are a Christchurch-based law firm with a long and storied tradition, who were looking for a design makeover that would reflect the many changes that had happened in their business since the earthquakes. They wanted a fresh new look; something clean but also friendly, representing their focus on people and services, and the fact rather than one [...]

Paul Thomas website

Paul Thomas is a New Zealand writer: creator of the Tito Ihaka crime fiction series, author of nine books on sport, and regular columnist for the New Zealand Herald and the New Zealand Listener. He recently moved to the Wairarapa and had seen a website we'd done for the fabulous potter Paul Melser, and was keen to chat about a [...]

Number 29 Olive Oil Website

Number 29 is award winning extra virgin olive oil, made in New Zealand on Waiheke Island by Prue and Grahame Taylor. They asked for a website that would tell the story of their amazing oil. From the gorgeous Waiheke location and modern premesis, to their award winning packaging design and stockists. Nectarine used Squarespace to create a stylish minimalist website [...]

Thyme @ No.4 Bed and Breakfast website

The delightful Garry and Maggie got in touch seeking a website to promote their equally lovely Bed and Breakfast homestay in Carterton! Nectarine were thrilled to jump in and create a look that matched their accommodation: bright, clean and fresh. Their peaceful setting gives you an outlook over paddocks, with lots of birdlife. You can listen for the Tui and [...]

Farah DeJohnette website makeover


Following the successful design of the FDH logo a few years back, Farah asked Nectarine to do a make-over on her website. After talking to her marketing specialist who thought that her video-based homepage wasn't working very well for new visitors to her site, Farah decided to revamp. Nectarine helped Farah with a solution to the problem and designed and [...]

Clare Mendes website

Clare Mendes is an Australian novelist, playwright, and author. Her novels include Drift Street and The Curtain Raiser. Clare is the recipient of an Angus & Robertson Fiction Prize, an Asialink Award, a Varuna writing residency, several Arts Victoria grants and a Playworks Script Award. In 2000 she was awarded Life Membership of the Fellowship of Australian Writers for her [...]

Carterton Preschool website

Way back in the distant mists of last decade, we created a nice little HTML site for Carterton Preschool. In the many years since then, the Preschool has grown and now also includes "Littlies" for 0-2 year olds. And in that time, web design standards and technologies have changed massively, all of which meant they needed a brand new gorgeous [...]

Andi Steinemann Construction website

Andi is a Swiss-born builder who spent a lot of time in New Zealand and has now relocated here, bringing his wealth of skills to the Wairarapa. So he needed a website to match! We went with a funky one-page site that tells the story of his skills, expertise and project history in a clean and direct manner. The website [...]

Gawith Burridge Lawyers website


Law firm Gawith Burridge moved into their exciting new premises earlier this year. They approached Nectarine to design them a new website that would reflect the new modern look of their offices.

Tripoli Bistro website

Tripoli Bistro in Masterton has entered into new management. With that comes new opening hours, a new menu, new specials... and a new website! Owner Marlon Tortoza needed something up fast, so we leapt into action and whipped up a clean responsive website to tell the world about their fantastic food and fabulous specials. Job done, and only one decision [...]

Lisa Donaldson Ceramics website


Sometimes creating a website can take a fair bit of effort, to make sure all the disparate elements work together to tell a cohesive story with a design that reflects the content. And then sometimes it's just easy-peasy lemon-squeezy! That was the story with the site for Lisa Donaldson Ceramics. Lisa's work is so gorgeous and has such a unique [...]

Melbourne Writers’ Theatre website

We do enjoy supporting local businesses and groups with our print and web work, but it's also exciting when you get to tackle international sites! Even if it means dealing with Australians... (Wait, what? Minty, you grew up in Oz and now you're taking cheap potshots at it? Ah, the Kiwi hooks are in deep...) The Melbourne Writers' Theatre aims [...]

The Shelter website

The Shelter is a new Auckland concept store envisioned by established New Zealand fashion designer Vicki Taylor. The Shelter is a shared contemporary space of like-minded, design-led brands that create a relaxed artistic experience for the discerning shopper. Located on Mackelvie Street in Ponsonby, The Shelter houses a carefully curated selection of new and established brands, both from New Zealand [...]

Chess Craft website

It's a delight to be able to work on a site that brings gorgeous, hand-crafted New Zealand work to the world! Chess Craft create unique chess sets and chess boards, and have just come under new management in the form of David and Stella. They wanted a fresh look and a sparkly new website, and we had great fun coming [...]

Leather and Art relaunch

Trevor Lamb is a leatherwork master craftsman who makes astonishing leather creations. Nectarine built him a website 5 years ago at, and we've just relaunched the site with a bold new look that's also fully responsive to take full advantage of new photos of his amazing work. The homepage features full-screen images of the vast array of Trev's work, [...]

Spouts and Spigots website

Spouts and Spigots is inspired by the beauty of antique European tap design. Their products feature centuries-old design and ornate castings made from brass and bronze – perfect for adding elegance to your garden or home. And Nectarine's created a site that captures that elegance, showing off the wonderful tapware photos by Lydia Meynard in a site that's both gorgeous [...]

Taylor responsive website


Our friends at taylor always remain up with the play, and now they have a responsive website which alters its layout depending on which device it is viewed on. We used a responsive theme for Shopify by  that we chose because it's clean and suited the taylor style, but also because Out of the Sandbox have an excellent track [...]

PRomote PR Website

PRomote PR make great things happen through the use of straightforward public relations, strategic communications and common sense marketing. The Wairarapa-based team of Catherine and Sam Rossiter-Stead make a formidable pairing. Sam has an extensive background in strategic communications, working with high profile events such as the New Zealand International Sevens and major sporting teams including Leicester Tigers and the [...]

FruitFire Website

Fruitfire, inspiration of Romina Marinkovich, is located in Auckland and makes exquisite, unique and playful ceramics. From designing and mould-making, to slip-casting, glazing and firing, the entire process is completed there. Each piece is hand signed and dated. Romina was always the arty kid at school, and she's continued to find creative outlets; as well as ceramics, she's developed and [...]