In November, it was a beautiful warm spring day when we drove over the Summit Road on Christchurch’s Port Hills towards Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula. The road to the hilltop is a bit curvy, to say the least, but as cyclists, we appreciated the climb – it would be a great ride. Subconsciously we… Continue reading Akaroa, a french gem in the south of New Zealand
On a recent trip to Wellington, we visited Te Papa to view the Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War exhibition. When we entered the collection, we were unprepared for the scale. We had heard they were significant in size – but they were monumental, each figure captured in a moment of time – is 2.4… Continue reading Gallipoli – The scale of our war, Te Papa, Wellington
Sometimes you come across something quite unexpected when travelling around New Zealand. On a sunny March weekend in summer 2021, we decided to visit a few of our local attractions in the Waikato region, mainly the Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk located on the scenic drive from Waitomo Village to Marokopa. The Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk… Continue reading Marokopa Falls, New Zealand
Don’t miss the annual Balloons over Waikato event, which attracts balloonists from all around New Zealand and internationally – it’s big, bright and bold and makes for a colourful sight across the Waikato landscape. Held over 5 days from 7am each morning and other scheduled times during the day and evening, the event culminates in… Continue reading See Balloons over Waikato, New Zealand
We are helping to save the Māui dolphins, found only off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Richard Hayes Digital is proud to be playing a small part in helping protect them through WWF New Zealand, by donating every month. Video courtesy of WWF. They are unique to New Zealand and need our… Continue reading We are helping to save the Maui dolphins found only off the west coast of New Zealand’s north island
Explore new horizons, a vibrant city of contrast, ancient landscapes, our amazing backyard from the mountains to the sea. For more information, what to do or what’s on, make sure you visit Christchurch’s official website.
Why should you visit the blue springs putaruru at Te Waihou Walkway or also known as the blue springs nz? It is a beautiful walk through the Waikato countryside alongside the river to the springs. You will be surprised how clear the water is – very much worth the effort of the walk. The blue… Continue reading Where are the blue springs, putaruru Te Waihou Walkway?
Built in 1878, this rail route between the Hutt Valley and Featherston is now a gently graded 18 km walk, run or mountain bike ride, with opportunities for camping, swimming and fishing. The rail trail is a gently graded 18 km walk or mountain bike ride. This makes it an ideal trip for families with… Continue reading The Rimutaka Incline, Wellington
Waipapa Point is a rocky promontory on the south coast of Foveaux Strait, the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the mouth of the Mataura River, at the extreme southwestern end of the area known as the Catlins. The coastline of the Catlins is notoriously dangerous, and there have been many shipwrecks in the region. The most… Continue reading Waipapa Point, Southland
Beautiful video from Visit Auckland with a poignant message for today’s times – Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is Breathing Sit at a distance, stand as one. When the time is right, we welcome you. But for now, listen. Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is breathing. All copyright notices can be found on YouTube.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how wonderful New Zealand is because we live busy lives and forget to look around and see it. We love living in New Zealand and appreciate its beauty every day. Once and while look up, stop then you will remember why we fight to protect New Zealand & planet.… Continue reading New Zealand we should Stop, look & Admire more often
Aspire is a Wellington, New Zealand based boutique marketing solutions provider, offering a portfolio of services to clients across Australasia. These services range from the strategic level marketing planning, through to tactical implementation. I have been involved with Aspire for over 20 years.
Ecoplus Systems, a company based in Auckland who supply innovative and performance tested suspended ceiling systems, acoustic ceiling solutions and decorative wall treatments. I have designed, constructed and built the website on a propriety CMS system.
MSA National Australia is a national Law Company with over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, providing mortgage documentation and settlement services to funders, mortgage managers, and originators. I worked with MSA National on a new brand design in 2014 and managed its design & web today. The brand project included logo design, brand… Continue reading MSA National Brand Design
Construction of Espresso Mechanics website in WordPress. The Website features a full Machine section – with downloads and in-page design.
Repay was established to provide the opportunity for New Zealanders with a student loan and their supporters to use insurance premiums to reduce the outstanding debt. I was commissioned to create a brand, collateral, and web design.
I was asked Create a responsive version of their website to modernise the website. This project was completed for Tosco Communications.
Logo and collateral design for Acre of Roses, a floral boutique business in Trentham, Australia.
Construction of Orb Coffee website in WordPress. The website features store locator, blog, and in-page design.
Creation of PSC video presentation outlining the company and their services. This project was completed for Aspire Marketing Solutions.
Creation of Wilson Transformer video presentation outlining the company and their services. This project was completed for Aspire Marketing Solutions.
Mercer Technologies, the Australian division of Mercer Stainless are designers & fabricators of industrial cooking pans, conveyors and spirals, titan slicers and cheese equipment for Australia. This website was designed and created for Groundup Media.
The logo was designed to project the professional, high valued approach for a building company based in Melbourne, Australia.
New Zealandʼs premier jewellery valuation and jewellery insurance valuation service. We offer you insurance valuations on your precious jewellery. I was asked to resign and build the website. The website is responsive to mobile devices.
Art Direction project completed for Aspire Marketing Solutions for Wilson Transformer Company in 2015.
Creation of Mercer Stainless video presentation outlining the company and their services.
Mercer Stainless Video PV Valve presentation highlighting the PV Valve’s attributes.
The Mercer Group company was established in 1884 by Mr James Mercer in Christchurch, New Zealand. The company has been listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange for over 25 years. The Mercer Group is structured into a number of business units. I have worked with Groundup Media to rebrand the company and related businesses.
A Higher Branch the book, is an unforgettable story and practical guide to work-life balance and positive thinking, Sam Makhoul asked me to do the illustrations for this book in 2011.
In 2006 I was lucky enough to embark on several rugby related projects with Aspire Marketing Solutions, this project was for the Heartland Championship. I was involved with the creative process, logo design and website design.