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He Putiputi flowers – website and logo


He Putiputi ~ Māori for flowers ~ is an online flower delivery business based in Carterton, Wairarapa, owned and operated by Narida Hooper. Narida’s love of flora and foliage has been long-standing, but living in Scotland and Australia meant exposure to other beautiful and contrasting elements, which brings interest and intent to Narida’s He Putiputi arrangements. She [...]


Hikkepik – Funky European kids clothes


Hikkepik means hiccups in Flemish. The name reflects the surprise and delight you can see in the superb range of children's fashion. Our Wairarapa (via Belgium) friend Joke has been creating these astonishing funky clothes for kids for a little while, and decided it was time to step up to a bigger stage and start selling online! [...]


Anna Meijn Dragontrail Studio website and logo


Anna Meijn is a Dutch-born artist living in New Zealand. She works from her Dragontrail Studio overlooking the stunningly beautiful Wairarapa valley and lakes where she has been creating her expressive, realistic and powerfully positive paintings since 2003. Anna is passionately in love with nature, wildlife, travelling, good people, great music and riding Harley Davidsons. Her paintings are an emotional [...]


Carterton District Council website


Carterton District Council had a website that had served valiantly for many years but was starting to show its age. Nectarine was engaged, with support from Wairarapa Web Design, to create a fresh, vibrant look in a streamlined, responsive, SEO-friendly website. A key element was that key council staff would be confident in being able to update the site themselves, [...]


Laser Aesthetics website

Nectarine created a secure e-commerce site for Laser Aesthetics. It tells the story of their services with clean, precise design, and the online shop offers their full range of skincare products. Laser Aesthetics provide medical-grade treatments by nurse therapists. Their trained vascular therapists perform laser therapy at the Bowen Centre – a convenient, modern specialist medical hospital. Laser Aesthetics offer [...]


Richard Evans Vascular REV website

Richard is a Vascular Surgeon, specialising in arterial and vein conditions. He treats conditions such as aneurysms, arterial blockages and varicose veins, and is also a kidney transplant surgeon. Richard has clinics available in Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Wairarapa. With over 20 years of surgical experience, he is in private practice, as well as being Vascular Clinical [...]


New Showroom at Hall Fashion Greytown


Nectarine leapt in some years ago when Hall Clothing in Greytown was having trouble getting their Shopify site live. Since that time, we've had an ongoing relationship, and it's been great to see Hall's ongoing success, most obviously in their fancy new flagship store renovations: The exterior looks fabulous, but it's the extra space and glorious design of the [...]


Ali Foster website – Ginomees

Ali Foster is a New Zealand writer and artist, based in Wairarapa. Ali always had a yearning to write and she wrote and illustrated her first picture book when she was fifteen years old. Since then, she's written three picture books, illustrated by Viv Walker, become a prolific painter, and has just launched her Ginomees trilogy. She came to Nectarine [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Destination Wairarapa website design

For this overhaul of the huge Destination Wairarapa website, we worked closely with Robin Marshall of Mdigital. Bek tackled a fresh new design, Robin sorted the backend, and I floated between the both sides of the project! The result? A lovely, playful design that reflects the Wairarapa's country life-style, and a site that loads so much more efficiently and rapidly [...]


Paul Melser Website

Paul Melser is a renowned Wairarapa painter, potter and writer. He came to us with a plethora of images and text! Bek really enjoyed designing a site with such interesting content. Paul's paintings are gripping and thought-provoking, everyone should have at least one of his fabulous pots, and his writing is thoroughly engaging. One challenge was finding a way to display [...]


HELO website

HELO, the Home Early Learning Organisation of New Zealand, represents nearly 9000 children and 50% of the in-home ECE sector, including over 4000 Educators, Nannies and Au Pairs. They needed a site up promptly to describe their organisation, their aims, and call for further members. Nectarine leapt to the task and in a few days they were up and running [...]


The Farrier website

As a farrier, you'll often find you need particular supplies in a hurry, and being able find what you want 24 hours a day is a big bonus. That's why M&J Farrier Supplies got in touch with us about a website, and now they're offering hundreds of products online to help keep horses in the Wairarapa and Wellington areas in [...]


Ray Parkin’s Odyssey website

Of all the myriad stories to emerge from the chaos and horror of the Second World War, Ray Parkin’s is perhaps the most fascinating and illuminating. A self-educated Petty Officer, Ray Parkin developed into one of the most acute chroniclers of the POW experience in Java, The Thai-Burma Railway and Japan, writing three classic books on his experiences. He was [...]


Gareth Farr website

Gareth Farr is one of New Zealand's most prolific and respected composers. His recent works include the Rugby World Cup 2011 theme,  the soundtrack to Vula, the NZ Ballet's "The Wedding", the music for the opening of Te Papa, composition for the 2000 Olympic games, and many more. Farr’s music is particularly influenced by his extensive study of percussion, both [...]


Novo Bar and Restaurant website

Novo means “from the beginning”, “refresh, revive, change, invent”. It's Masterton's Countryman Restaurant, re-invented. And to go along with the new look, Novo engaged Nectarine to build them a shiny new website. At Novo, you’ll find a warm, convivial atmosphere and an ambience to suit your mood. Their experienced and friendly staff can cater to any function you may have, [...]


Irena Stenner website

Irena Stenner allows the astounding creative power of the right brain functions to flourish with her art-based team-building workshops! As Irena says, "We live in a world dominated by left-brain thinking and are only just starting to discover how innovative, wise and creative our right-brain intelligence is. Not only does it help find unique and innovative solutions to problems, it [...]


Kuranui College website

Kuranui College is just down the road in Greytown, and they've been on an ambitious updating and modernisation program for some time now. A suite of seven Science and Mathematics classrooms were completed in 2011, and 2012 will see the construction of new Visual Art classrooms. They're also very focused on raising their educational standards and achievement levels, and the [...]


Newcastle Council – Water Safety Flash games

Before heading to the fair shores of Aotearoa, we ran a multimedia and web business in Melbourne for over a decade, so it's not unusual to get a call from across the ditch about work! In this case, it was Newcastle City Council; they were embarking on a water safety education programme, and wanted some online games to support the [...]


Taylor Boutique online shop

The lovely people at Taylor Boutique continue to create amazingly stylish and yet incredibly practical garments, and recently decided to make the jump to an online shop. We used the NZ-designed Instinct Wordpress Ecommerce plug-in to integrate the shop into their existing blog. Because it uses a similar interface to blog posting for creating and altering items in the shop, [...]


Janet Green website

Janet Green is a Masterton based ceramic artist. She creates exotic objects with beautiful curves and textures. Janet needed a website to showcase the work she has carefully archived from 1979 until now. We kept the interface simple so it wouldn't fight with Janet's fine, light work. The site is also a place for Janet to post her news and [...]


Ramari website

Ramari textiles is a craft studio and shop in Carterton. Owner Leanne needed a way of showcasing her gorgeous wares to a wider audience. Nectarine created a website that was simple in  design and structure while still having enough functionality to see individual items, cost and dimensions. It is important is that Leanne will be able to add new items [...]


Five Men Standing

You're poised on the emerald pitch at Eden Park for the Final of Rugby World Cup 2011. It’s the dying moments of the game. The score is deadlocked and the crowd is screaming. The ball is passed out to the back line: the outcome hinges on what you do next! Five Men Standing is the official game of Rugby World [...]


Dressage Wairarapa website

The Dressage Wairarapa site provides a central point for information about the Wairarapa and Solway Dressage clubs, with details and entry forms for their upcoming events, online newsletters and a subscription service so riders can stay up to date with the latest equestrian events in their area. This Wordpress-based site allows the organisers to update the site themselves, providing results [...]



No matter what your thinking style, Cognition is a game that is guaranteed to test your mental stamina and tickle your funny bone in equal measure!  Designed by talented (and slightly twisted) Kiwi brothers David & Andrew Akers, Cognition is the perfect game to bring out after Christmas lunch when you have run out of things to say to your family! [...]


Taylor Boutique website

Taylor Boutique create beautiful, functional fashion for women at their stores in Newmarket, Ponsonby and Wellington. We created this Adobe Flash website for them over eight years ago, and it continues to thrive! It's seen many seasons of updates, the addition of wishlists and online ordering, and we've also handled much of Taylor's print and video work. A couple of [...]


Cuckoo Cafe website

At Greytown's Cuckoo Cafe, you'll find the finest coffee, astonishing pizza, hearty lasagne, awesome slow-cook, comfortable seating, a relaxed atmosphere and a great wine list. We built an Adobe Flash site to capture all the aspects of Cuckoo Cafe, as well as a blog and an HTML version of the menu and winelist for folks who just want the basics [...]


Visique Optometrists websites

We were approached by Visique Optometrists to create and maintain websites for two of their practices. An initial site design had been completed by a larger company, but they were looking for a more cost-effective and personal solution, which is where we came in. We've worked with the practices to customise and update the sites to meet their needs, including [...]


NZ Games website

The New Zealand Games Association (NZGA) aims to encourage the development of the game industry in Aotearoa New Zealand, from game design & development, through publishing and sales. We are focussed on physical games, including games with boards, cards, dice, tiles, blocks etc. These include all common board, card & family games, as well as quiz games, dexterity games and [...]


Camp Anderson website

Camp Anderson is situated at Riversdale Beach, 55kms south-east of Masterton on the Wairarapa’s eastern coast. It’s a wonderful choice for people who enjoy swimming, diving, fishing or simply enjoying an unspoilt beach environment. The camp is a perfect venue for school groups, sports groups, church retreats, business team building retreats, conferences and family gatherings. But sadly, their previous website [...]


Emma Bass website

Award-winning photographer Emma Bass applies her talents to a diverse range of subject matter. Her world is visual… light and colour are her lifeblood. Emma's images have graced the covers of New Zealand Grace, New Zealand Weddings, North & South, Pro Design, Listener and Next. She has won eight NZAIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers) Silver awards, four Gold [...]


Wheelbarrow Race website

The Carterton Wheelbarrow Race is a uniquely Wairarapa event, featuring decorated barrows, a 13km endurance event, kids scooter and mobility scooter events. It's amazing watching how fast pairs of competitors can push each other in a wheelbarrow all the way from Gladstone to Carterton! Nectarine created a free site to support the event, which is a wonderful local institution that [...]