If you or someone you know, is at risk of getting lost or going missing when out and about in the community, this resource rich website will provide plenty of options and support. The Safer Walking Framework is an initiative delivered by Land Search and Rescue New Zealand (Land SAR). It is about supporting, educating, and reducing the risk of people that, potentially or actually, get lost or go missing due to cognitive impairment in NZ.
Colourful content boxes, lists and quick links provide an easy to navigate site with a design inspired by the potential viewers.
St Brigid’s School
St Brigid’s are a Catholic multicultural school in the centre of Johnsonville who believe every child is unique and aim to enable them to reach their potential. This was an excellent opportunity to liaise with very organised educational clients to bring their vision into a reality. School colours and fun creative fonts brought about the look and feel of the site, coupled with ensuring information that is essential for parents to find easily can be spotted straight away. Accordions, tabs, linked buttons and more are found throughout, along with Google translate widgets and Lottie animations .
Ashburton Forks Storage
These forward thinking clients developed the Storage Units on their property adjoining Ashburton Forks Engineering, as the catch-phrase
“you can never have enough shed space” is a constant issue around their place and is probably the same for most kiwis! This one is a fairly functional one page scrolling site, with the bright green accents and hover animations lifting the dark design which is currently all the go for modern websites.
Clent Hills Station
Looking for something different? Here’s a unique opportunity to stay at a historic high country property set amongst the Ashburton Lakes of Mid Canterbury and enjoy what is a get away experience in a high country setting like no other. This one page scrolling site has modal popup functionality to display more details on offer, along with an embedded availability calendar, booking links and easy to navigate accommodation information.
Ashburton Cleaning Services
Ashburton Cleaning Services is a locally owned and operated commercial and domestic cleaning service. With over 20 years in the industry Ashburton Cleaning Services are able to provide personalised cleaning solutions, and have a team of professional, well trained staff that are all police vetted for our customers peace of mind. The easily recognisable brightly coloured branding provided inspiration for the design featuring vertical side navigation and striking icon imagery to showcase the many services on offer.
South Pacific Seeds NZ
South Pacific Seeds New Zealand Ltd (SPSNZ) has been producing quality hybrid vegetable seed for almost thirty years and are ideally positioned to take full advantage of Canterbury’s world-renowned climate and growing conditions for quality vegetable seed production. This highly successful company approached Nor’west Arch with a plan in mind of presenting a professional online presence, showcasing their products and all important team. The attractive imagery provided made it easy to design a highly visual website with all the bells and whistles!
We are very lucky to have one of the finest country courses in New Zealand with the Methven 18-hole golf course offering spectacular views of Mt Hutt Ski Area and the Southern Alps.
The requirements of the hard working committee were simple. An easy to navigate website showcasing the beauty of the course but with all the relevant information easy to find for members and visitors alike. This functionality was achieved using slideshow galleries, accordions, a customised event calendar and online membership application forms among other things! Take a look, you’ll want to vist!
Check out Methven’s brand new one stop shop for our amazing array of restaurants and cafes – see who is open when, how to order and menus! This voluntary community project was undertaken by Nor’west Arch with a view to supporting local business through the economic recovery period. The use of tabs and pop up modal menus make it an easy site to navigate and find your next dinner option!
This was such a wonderful project to work on.
Two amazing ladies getting together with a plan of bringing the food they love to cook, eat and serve their families and friends to your place. They believe that good old fashioned comfort food and special occasion culinary delights are equally important to people. This e commerce site is a one page scrolling site incorporating woo commerce as one of the most stable platforms for online sales and the functionality allows for delivery and pick up options of these delicious meals – I can vouch for them!
Duane Schroeder Photography
This freelance snow and landscape photographer based in Methven, loves the mountains, rivers and everything that this small but rich on scenery little country has to offer. His photos are primarily from the Canterbury High Country and surrounding areas and his stunning images truly speak for themselves. The website has been designed primarily to showcase imagery and utilises portfolios to categorise the photos with full page highlighted images. An online order form and Instagram live feed make it easy to customers to find what they want and order with ease.
Classic Action Motorcycle Sport (SI) Inc provide motorcycle enthusiasts with a supportive, fun, social environment for safe and affordable road racing of classic and post classic machines.
The brief for the project was a clean, cool and “motorbikey” look and feel which was easy to achieve with the great imagery provided! Included is a full page responsive menu, events calendar and partners scrolling logos elements, along with accordians and modal pop ups for the history section and committee list to reduce content volume and the amount of scrolling required. A super fun project.
Brinkley Resort Methven
Brinkley Resort is a popular New Zealand winter holiday destination with quality, self catering Qualmark 4 star accommodation via 74 self contained apartments; 37 studio hotel rooms and 37 quality two bedroom apartments. Add to that their conference centre and bar and restaurant and wide range of packages – it’s well worth a visit.
This site has all the online booking functionality you’d expect along with easy navigation and click through imagery to make it easy to find what you want and simply book in!
These caravans are imported from the UK, so are fully insulated and double glazed, each one checked to ensure that there is no damp, spongy floors or nasty smells. The design of the website is centred around the product listings, each one with a photo gallery to showcase the products and links to direct sales. The Caravans Parts page is a Trade Me feed, allowing the client to continue with a system he knows and already usesto simplify adding and removing multiple products. Interesting shapes and colours help to break up the sections in this clean easy to navigate site.
Charlie Tomlin Ltd
Charlie Tomlin is the Real Charlie in Mid Canterbury.
He’s a fix it man, a problem solver with a can-do attitude specializing in septic tanks, portaloos, dairy sumps, hydro excavation, drain jetting and water blasting. Why not give Charlie a call today for good old-fashioned service. It’s Kiwi As. This site has custom truck list icons, FAQs and a live FB Feedbox not to mention plenty of examples of the latest animation options available to give your online presence some va va voom!
Adventure Balloons NZ
It’s been a while since Methven lost the fantastic tourism attraction of Hot Air Ballooning from the town but they’re back!
Website design features include a full page home for maximum impact on loading image with parallax scrolling content, a detailed FAQs element and a fine choice of colour choices for design based on the rainbow of options from their brand new balloon.
With a hard working team of highly experienced engineers, Humm Engineering cover a wide range of work, and pride themselves on a top quality result. Their new website is a one page scrolling site featuring a striking shade of blue (thanks to a revamped logo design) and includes linked icons, parallax backgrounds and content boxes with animation.
FLOW Pool and Studio
This fantastic new asset to the Methven and wider Canterbury area has been designed and created to promote wellbeing and balanced living, offering space for pilates, yoga, hydrotherapy, aquacise, flotation therapy, infrared sauna and spa pool.
Working on the website was a dream with the benefit of fantastic graphic design by Ville Creative and stunning photography by Bill Irwin. Vertical navigation, personalised icons, the use of tabs and animation along with an Instagram feed and many other features make this an easy site to stay and browse on.
Safeguarding people, facilities and other valuable assets is a constant challenge for organizations operating in today’s world. Talbot Security take the time to understand your security environment and work with you and your staff to develop a program that fits your security needs. This site is a good example of another fine collaboration between Rushton Marketing and Nor’west Arch producing a clean, organised layout and creative design making it easy to find the information required.
Ski Time Accommodation, Restaurant & Conferences
Everything about Ski Time is just right, from the open fires, ensuite rooms and cozy ambience, to the extensive wine list, great food and brilliant service.
Such a pleasure to work with a professional business who knew exactly what they wanted from their new website. Integrated online booking systems, easy to use navigation and an online presence that truly represents the experience of staying in this unforgettable location were boxes that needed to be ticked. An embedded virtual tour and live weather camera feed complete the brief of ensuring expectation meets reality.
Sea to Sky Builders
Sea to Sky Builders Ltd is an established building company, specialising in residential renovations and new home builds. This one page scrolling site with an embedded portfolio feature includes a pop up quote form, flip boxes, partner logo element and content boxes to highlight and structure information. An existing super cool logo made the design and colours of this new online presence a pleasure to create.
Mountain High Clothing
Based in Rakaia, this is the place to go for top quality, handmade hunting and fishing gear and if you spend a lot of time in the outdoors then you know your garments need to be functional and go the distance.
This website utilises the attractive colours of the company logo and features a full range of products with an advanced enquiry form. This can easily be converted to an online shop if required, as all our websites can be added to or expanded in functionality at any stage.
We’re so lucky in this small town to have such an array of awesome services. Here’s one more to add to the list.
This website took exactly 5 days for Nor’west Arch to build. A motivated and organised client supplying all the content along with a clear idea about what she liked and Wa-lah!
FACE Medical helps clients become the best version of themselves, aiming to make them look refreshed and well rested.
Dr Cheryl’s medical background means that she has a high emphasis on making her clients feel comfortable and safe.
Hospice Mid Canterbury
This amazing service provides support to people dealing with a life limiting illness. Support is also available to families and carers and all services are free. Browse this site to find out just how amazing people can be by helping others. The eye catching Hospice NZ kowhai logo and branding colours provided the inspiration for the design of the website which includes image galleries, testimonials and an interactive google map with multiple custom markers.
Methven Primary School
Methven Primary School is an exciting and vibrant place for children to do their learning with teachers committed to providing stimulating learning activities both inside and outside the classroom. Their stunning new website uses the school colours, logo and branding and provides a wealth of resources and information via a clean and easy to navigate platform. There are too many elements to list on this extensive site so let’s just say it has ALL the bells and whistles – that’s fancy techo speak at its best!
Hannah Fox Permanent Cosmetic Enhancements
Keen to take years off your face? Then it might pay to check out this one! Fully qualified nurse Hannah Fox has been practicing in Chch for a little while and is now based in Ashburton. Cosmetic tattooing is fast becoming the preferred method to apply makeup.
This scrolling one page site uses a soft colour palette and includes the functionality of pricing boxes, masonry gallery, tabbed content, FAQs, an interactive google map with customised marker and a live fully responsive FB feed.
NZ Land SAR is the volunteer organisation that provides land search and rescue services to the Police and as a specialist group under Land SAR, this is the official search dog group in New Zealand. The website provides information and operational lists for avalanche, area search and tracking dogs in NZ with the use of stunning imagery, flipboxes, tables, content boxes and more.
Brady’s Painting & Decorating in Ashburton have a smart new website to showcase their very professional business.
Their services include painting houses and commercial buildings, wallpapering, plastering, timber repair & staining, brick and block sealing, moss killing and more. AND they provide free quotes so why not contact them next time you need help to paint, plaster or wallpaper.
Cinema Paradiso’s new one page website is packed full of features which gives the impression of a much larger site and will be a fantastic asset to the business. A new business logo set the style and colour scheme for the website. A rotating slideshow at the top of the page allows for promotion of upcoming events. The posters on display are automatically updated when a new movie is loaded to the website. Each movie has its own ‘page’ (complete with customised URL for easy promotion on social media) and contains the movie trailer, screening times, movie information, a booking form, social media share buttons, and a scroll-able view of all other movie posters for cross promotion. Their home page also features a newsletter sign-up form and a facebook feed box. And to finish off the build, the website header features two links with drop down menus for quick easy access to movie pages, which are once again auto generated.
Cedar Chalets are gorgeous self contained apartments located in central Methven. The owners goal was to increase occupancy and contracted Nor’west Arch to not only build a sharp looking website but also set up a complete online booking system utilizing a channel manager and front end booking system. Also included is an embedded Google Maps interactive virtual tour and a range of widgets to make life easy for guests wishing to book a chalet.
The great thing about all Nor’west Arch websites is that they are totally flexible and adjustable for the future, so if you are ready to further enhance your site it’s not a problem at all. Drycreekmeats first approached us to build a website for them 1.5 years ago, they had a very fixed idea on what they wanted their website to look like, and are thrilled with the result, especially the hand drawn images created by a very talented illustrator we contracted in. Upon hearing that they were finalists in the Devro NZ Sausage Competition they decided to upgrade their site to take a step towards a fully functional online shop. Customers can now browse their meaty offerings and add items to a shopping cart order form which is emailed to Drycreekmeats. The look and feel of the site was also given a complete transformation during the incredibly quick two day turnaround. The next step will be payment integration, once they’ve caught their breath after winning a silver medal at the competition!
This highly successful transport company has an interest in three additional transport businesses in the South Island providing a combined fleet of over 200 trucks. This truly means that no job is too big or too small; from carting straw & baleage or logs, through to picking up one carton in Christchurch on our daily freight run. They operate with care and professionalism and ensure their modern fleet and drivers are of the highest possible standard. Nor’west Arch built the first website for PWL way back in 2010 and boy things have changed in the world wide web in that time. We are thrilled to continue the relationship with this impressive business and give them a brand new online face.
Fairview Queenstown started in 2011 supplying high quality product manufactured from Thwaites Aluminium.
Locally owned and operated, this family business is known for their helpful, experienced advice and customer focused service. They asked for 3 websites to replace an outdated online presence which in no way reflected their professional businesses. The combination of stunning Queenstown scenery and the work displayed throughout the site provide impact and information simultaneously.
This stylish looking website totally reflects the owner. A new business with a brand new logo and some amazing imagery really lift the look and feel. Functionality includes zoom in page imagery, flipboxes linking to key information and a range of font sizes, styles and colours to highlight details. An excellent project and a great opportunity to work with an exciting and progressive company.
You couldn’t ask for better subject matter with which to build a site than gorgeous puppies that grow up to be big tough police dogs. This site is a modern one page scrolling site with a live facebook feed, tab styling, slider functionality for the history section and a payment button via Paypal to allow for secure donations directly from the site.
The Mt Hutt Bunkhouse includes a backpacker lodge with a range of room configurations, and a newly renovated Cottage/Holiday House (located next door) that is perfect for families and groups. The website incorporates image galleries, a bookit plugin, Trip Advisor & Facebook plugins, and a bright colourful design to compliment their new logo design.
In addition to their superb restaurant, owners Sean & Madeline have recently renovated, adding a Bistro restaurant and a gorgeous outdoor dining space. The new website has been created along with a new logo by Nor’west Arch and allows visitors to easily view the many offerings available with a pleasant interactive experience including a live booking calendar plugin and a FB feedbox to ensure the home page remains current.
Award winning aluminium joinery specialist company Shearmac was established in 1989 and from small beginnings with a staff of five has grown to over twenty. The main office and factory is based in Methven, and they also have showroom and meeting facilities in Methven and Rolleston. A recent re branding exercise in association with Fairview Aluminium created a need for a new look website featuring the fantastic marketing and design tools available to them and features colourful home page flipboxes, product image carousels and interactive google maps.
The Methven Heritage Centre is a versatile, modern complex incorporating a 435-seat auditorium, function and boardrooms, a 70-seat theatrette, art gallery, visitor attraction, and several heritage exhibits. Through the use of colour, a website has been created that provides a separate identity for each aspect of their business to support the multiple domain names being directed to pages within the site. Portfolios are used to feature art gallery events, and a facebook feed on the home page provides up to date information on the complex.
What an amazing project this was. Incredible imagery and interesting text supplied by the client makes this one a website you can’t miss. Full page home page images were a must with scenery like Erewhon and individual page banner images add to the wow factor. Embedded video and a FB feedbox provide interest on the home page and a zoom in effect on all inside page images draws your attention to the stunning photography. A real pleasure to build this site and work with such a motivated client.
The very popular Peak to Pub Multisport event has been hosted as a one page event on Methven’s website Amazing Space for a number of years but now has a brand new online presence with a modern one page scrolling site. This website incorporates layer slider banner imagery, accordian styling for race information and fancy new course imagery featuring animated hotspots to delineate the transition areas. The sections are broken up using bright colour blocks and a scrolling partner logo area ensures the supporters are not forgotten. A race video, results table and a facebook feed complete the modern integrated look and feel.
The team at Capelli Hair Design wanted to create a website that reflected their new salon’s trendy decor. Utilising a great colour scheme and imagery, this modern fresh site features a wide responsive design for easy viewing on desktops and mobiles. The home page features a parallax image feature, strip content, and feature product boxes.
Methven Pre School is a not for profit community preschool and when you walk in, the sound of happy, excited children is a significant indicator that this environment is a fun and happy place for your child. This website has been designed to reflect the feeling of colour and interaction found in this happy and welcoming place.
The Brown Pub and The Blue Pub are two iconic, historic and recently renovated buildings located just an hour away from Christchurch in beautiful Methven – Mt Hutt Village.
2 pubs across the Main Street from each other with the Oak Peace Tree in the middle – one named Blue and the other Brown. This site is designed as a portal site with easy navigation and permanent redirects to the individual sites.
Top Soils provides a complete biological agriculture consulting business; providing farmers with the knowledge, information and materials to rejuvenate soils and build soil fertility. This resource based website has tagline boxes, accordian style product descriptions and an interactive customised fertiliser blend order form.
The iconic Blue Pub in Methven is a well known bar, restaurant and live music venue and is visited by many travellers enjoying the numerous activities and adventures on offer in Mt Hutt Village. This beautiful historic building in trademark blue has a number of propositions which are highlighted utilising carousel imagery on the home page and easy drop down horizontal navigation. Widgetised sidebars, an integrated booking calendar and FB feedbox make this site an easy and interactive experience.
The Brown Pub – your true country pub in the heart of Mt Hutt Village, Methven. A new look and feel was needed for an outdated website while still maintaining the authentic feel of this beautiful place. Background imagery with a semi transparent overlay provide interest and, along with widgetised sidebars, social media feeds and integrated booking system keep this website technically modern but at the same time friendly and easy to navigate. Specials pages, accordian styled events and plenty of activities pages complete the package.
Neil & Sandra were keen to completely redesign their online presence with an emphasis on improved site navigation & optimisation. A new colour scheme to complement their logo along with new imagery showcasing their stunning location made this site a fun project to work on. Website features include a home page design with a scrolling parallax image effect, a social media hub (incorporating YouTube, Facebook & Trip Advisor plugins), and widgetised sidebars.
Kevin Boekholt is an accomplished photographer as well as one of NZ’s most experienced guides and the owner of this company. He had a vision for a new online presence with an emphasis on his amazing images from this unique location. Just building this website made me want to go to Greenland! A new colour scheme to complement the new logo (by NWA) completes this modern design.
4WD Rentals contacted us to create a website to promote their range of quality AWD and 4WD vehicles. Website features include the vehicle range highlighted on the home page via an interactive tab feature, a custom designed booking form, sidebar vehicle menu to enhance navigation and a customised google map to showcase their three depot location.
Team Hutt is an outstanding provider of Alpine Ski Racing programs based at Mt Hutt Ski Area in Canterbury. The site is fully responsive and incorporates an attractive snow image background and home page slideshow banner. FB and news feeds were added to the home page to highlight training activities and race information in addition to a Trade Me plugin for members to buy / sell ski gear. The Races page includes accordion styling to visually format the large number of races held over the season, and our support package allows for the Nor’West Arch team to load race results after each event.
Methven Contracting is an agricultural contracting company specialising in drilling. The home page of this responsive site features client testimonials contained within a slider, and a Facebook like box with post feed. A strong accent colour is used throughout the site, and images taken by local photographer Heather Mackenzie are used within the page headers and photo album scrollers.
Methven Harvesting required a responsive site to promote their new contract harvesting business, as well as their shareholders other agricultural contracting businesses. This website incorporates a background image, home page photo library, weather widget, call to action boxes, and a contact us form.
The original website for this client was built around 6 years ago and had worn out its welcome. A fresh new look encompassing a number of new accommodation products was the brief. Website features include slideshow banner imagery, call to action thumbnails on the home page reflecting key selling points and an integrated booking system. This site was a pleasure to build thanks to the stunning imagery supplied by the client – this really adds impact to any website.