Avoca Web Design


Avoca Web Design is a small Nelson based web design agency. Here’s what we’ve been up to as a team.

Jan Blythe and heer new rudderless V1 Va'a (waka)

What Jan got up to in Tahiti

By Jan Blythe / 25 October, 2018 / 0 Comments

Just for something completely different I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been up to lately. In case you have no idea I am a ‘waka-holic”, I love paddling waka. Getting out on the sea put me in my happy place and refreshes me so I can do all the intense, on the computer […]

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Chalkbox, running great business courses

By Brendyn Montgomery / 14 September, 2018 / 0 Comments

Chalkbox is a brand new business with a long history running business training with some of Nelson’s most prominent companies. How can that be you ask? We’ve worked with the Business Development Company (BDC) for many years. Julie and Chantell are wonderful people to work with, both passionate about business and leadership training. Julie is […]

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Taonga by Timoti, pounamu treasures by local Nelson carver

By Brendyn Montgomery / 10 September, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve just had the great pleasure of working with Timoti and Morganne at Taonga by Timoti, they produce finely crafted pounamu carvings. Their work is beautiful and they are wonderful people to work with. Tim and Morganne have a great story and a wonderful way of blending tikanga into the way they share their work […]

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Travel NZ Motorhomes

By Brendyn Montgomery / 1 August, 2018 / 0 Comments

Travel NZ is a family owned campervan, motorhome and RV rental holiday business based in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. Being family run they can provide a more personal and friendly service to their customers. How we helped them Hamish and Jenny at Travel NZ Motorhomes came to us needing to update an old website […]

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The Wellington App

By Brendyn Montgomery / 20 July, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Wellington App is an exciting new mobile app for iOS and Android that provides local news, business listings and current events for Wellingtonians. Run by Huup and Ruth, The Wellington app needed a website to help promote the app, sell business listings, manage the news and events that are being posted to the app. […]

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Big Buddy Website Redesign

Big Buddy Website Redesign

By Brendyn Montgomery / 12 July, 2018 / 0 Comments

We have worked with Big Buddy for many years, they are a great team with an awesome mission. Big Buddy works on the simple philosophy that fatherless boys develop more courage and confidence in their lives when they have a positive male role model to learn from. Big Buddy is a Not for Profit organisation […]

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Instep Footwear online shop in Shopify

Instep Footwear – conversion to shopify

By Brendyn Montgomery / 30 March, 2018 / 0 Comments

Instep Footwear, a children’s shoe shop in Christchurch, had a WordPress website with an online shop in WooCommerce connected to their VEND POS system by LincSync. After a considerable history of problems with the third party integration they decided to move the online shop over to Shopify. Shopify has a native POS integration with Vend […]

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Central challenge Rogaine Website

Central Challenge Rogaine – fundraiser for Nelson Central School

By Brendyn Montgomery / 20 March, 2018 / Comments Off on Central Challenge Rogaine – fundraiser for Nelson Central School

Last year Nelson Central School Community Group came up with a brand new fundraising idea – they organised the Central Challenge Rogaine Event and Fun Day. It was so successful it has now turned into an annual event. ‘Rogaine’ or team orienteering is an adventure that promises to offer exercise, teamwork and a whole lot of fun. Spokesperson […]

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Therapy Har Online Course Website

Therapy Harp online learning portal

By Brendyn Montgomery / 16 March, 2018 / 0 Comments

Therapy Harp Training Programme The Therapy Harp Training Program is an internationally accredited home study course advocating that spirituality is a necessary component in the healing of the complete person: Body, Mind and Spirit. In addition to learning the techniques required in healthcare music, each student is immersed in learning about intent and the use […]

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Richard Aston giving a TED Talk in Auckland

AstonKerr – Getting non-profits flourishing is our passion

By Brendyn Montgomery / 16 February, 2018 / 0 Comments

AstonKerr is a new business set up to help non-profits facing changes in funding, management, governance or organisational culture. Over 15 years, we have faced every challenge known to the unique organisations that are non-profits, from funding to management, governance to culture change. We’re keen to share what we’ve learnt. We know the challenge of […]

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