Pete Smithies Media

Testimonials

 

I thoroughly recommend using Pete Smithies Media for all your photography, website, graphic design, and video production needs. Pete genuinely provides the personal touch that we all look for when wanting to capture special moments in our life or produce high-quality, professional works that stand out from the rest. His diverse skill set is impressive and the quality of his work is testament to the amount of time and effort he puts into each and every project.

Cliff Magon | Kerikeri, New Zealand

 

Very professional and efficient services provided by Pete Smithes Media to tailor exacting requirements of my business needs.

With such proffessional knowledge and industry experience, my expectations were exceeded.  Advice and better ways to deliver an end product, and meet my customer requirements, resulted in the best possible solution.

Many thanks Pete Smithes Media.

Paul Corke | Waimarama Olives, Hawkes Bay

 

When my mother passed away in October 2011, I asked Pete if he could record Mums funeral service for us as a remembrance tribute for my family, and also to send to family members overseas who were unable to be with us.  He did this for us with professionalism, consideration and complete respect for us all during this difficult time.  He did an amazing job and I am delighted to have my DVD - A Reflection on Mums Life.

Pete, you are awesome.  Thank you

Julia Procter - Taihape

 

Pete has quickly taken up threads of our ideas and formed them into coherent and appealing media. I appreciate Pete's honest appraisal and direction as the website for Konini Photo Blocks takes shape.

Janet Francis | Konini Photo Blocks

 

Pete has worked with us for a few years now, from completely designing our website for us, to updating it regularly. He has always been so easy to deal with, and so efficient. His design skills never fail to impress me, and every time he is asked to help us out we are blown away with the result.

Ben Adam, Rebecca Mead | Whanganui River Canoes

 

 

Pete has been responsive to our needs and tolerant with the dumb questions while getting our web site up and going.

Very helpful and prompt. We are happy to recommend his services.

Judy McAnulty | NZ Women’s Christian Temperance Union

 

Pete has made an awesome job of creating our website. We wanted a creative yet informative website that would be helpful for parents considering sending their children to our school. I have had great feedback from parents, and it is certainly helping to lift the profile of the school. The website is easy to navigate.  I love the photographs that he took of our school before getting the website up and running. Every time I go onto the website I think, “Wow, what a great little school!” (I know it’s great, but Pete has a gift for making something look its best!)

He has also given excellent help and assistance to our school administrator who is responsible for sending “stuff” to him so that the website is kept up to date. Thanks Pete.

Kathy Forster | Principal Ngamatea School

 

Pete redesigned our fabulous Tarata Fishaway Lodge Website www.tarata.co.nz  and check out the amazing scenic rafting video he created. He helped us step by step and didn't complain about all our changes and questions along the way. We have had lots of great feedback. It is very professional and looks awesome and just what we wanted. It has boosted our business and it is so easy to keep it updated, just give Pete a call or drop an email.

Thanks Pete, we highly recommend you to everyone.

Trudi, Stephen and Brylee Mattock - Tarata Fishaway, Rangitikei New Zealand

 

Pete Smithies is a true professional. I wanted an interactive cd rom to give to delegates attending a business forum I organise annually. His  guidance and idea were very valuable and the end product superb.

I would recommend him without hesitation.

Simon Tupman, Director | Lawyers With A Life

 

We thank Pete for designing our website which shows our B & B in the best possible way. We continue to receive many positive comments about our site and gain the majority of our bookings as a result. We enjoy working with Pete and are impressed with his ideas, professionalism and prompt service

Pete and Lynette | Ohau Highland Bed and Breakfast

 

We asked Pete to update our website.  Thanks it works a treat.  Even when I want to have another tab added, its done without any fuss. And fast too.

Thanks Pete you’re the best. You make my job so easy.

Jackie B | Personal Assistant | Lifechurch, Palmerston North

 

My husband and I went into business for the first time last year.  As soon as we heard Pete speak at our Small Business Course we knew we wanted him to be part of our business.  Since that time he has been a wealth of knowledge, a person of practical IT solutions and guidance as well as being endlessly patient (as I am not very IT literate).  We recently completed our 6 month review and both my husband and I agreed that if we did it again we would definitely use Pete and his business.  We would highly recommend him to any business especially those that are too small to have a specialist IT support person.

Elizabeth Ross | Director  | Babaganush

 

Pete has developed our web site and has done an excellent job, he has also fixed our computers on occasions with success every visit.

We at Westlorne highly recommend Pete and his team.

Roger Bidois| Managing Director | Westlorne Ltd

 

I know we have thanked you, but honestly, Pete, sometimes words can't really express what one wishes to say. Our web site is more than we hoped for : layout, phrasing, video and photos. We had no concept of Logo, colour etc However, within 24hrs you had come back to us with a suggested Logo (which, as you know, we love) and a draft of our website. We have seen websites where there is too much happening,

not easy to navigate etc but you certainly have a gift.

Bruce and Dimi Cooper | Tantillus Stud

 

If it wasn’t for Pete Smithies, Britain would still have it’s Empire and be Great. Talk about a cock –up! From the moment he stole (sorry, unknowingly found in his duffel coat!) pickled onions from our humble 24 hour cash- and- carry we knew we had to get rid of him any way we could. So we told him the website he created for us was fantastic, the ongoing help and support was unbelievable, his IT knowledge was without peer and he captured the flavour of our business perfectly. Did that  get rid of him? No, believe it or not, he is still beavering away coming up with ideas to assist our business – cheeky bugger.

Brad and Angeline, Tirau

PS If you don’t believe me look at  www.merchantoftirau.co.nz

Frank Healey, The Merchant of Tirau

 

Peter Smithies reconstructed the web site for my church and made a huge improvement on the site. He has good ideas, an excellent knowledge of the internet and web design and finally has that uncanny ability understand what you are trying to achieve and translate that into the web design.

I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Pete Smithies and his services.

Pastor Conor Candler, Mountain Church, Ohakune

 

"Pete has raised my B&B/homestay business to a new level with his expertise and fantastic photography. He is very professional & comes highly recommended."

Margaret Ellis | Maimoa homestay

 

Pete Smithies Media has been instrumental in the success of our company. He has produced a brand and logo that have become instantly recognisable within our customer group. His ability to interpret our often complex requirements is almost telepathic. He has flair and imagination that really breathes life into our advertising material and website. His ability to turn our media requests into reality is rapid with results literally appearing overnight. We feel he is a key member of our team and critical to our continued success. You need look no further than PS Media

for all your electronic and paper based media requirements.

Kenneth J McMillan MBE | Managing Director | Homes For Heroes (UK) Ltd

 

"Fast,efficient and professional service - always has the customer's interests foremost",

Aaron Couchman, President, Waiouru Golf Club

 

'Pete Smithies ably assisted me in the completion of my project. I found him thoughtful and proactive in suggesting solutions that overcame problems. He was willing to spend extra time with me in progressing my project to completion I would fully endorse Pete Smithies Media to any perspective client in the future.'

Brenton Beach | Staff Sergeant | Administration Officer | The National Army Museum

 

Working with Pete made my web site design easy

(as I am not up with the play on that technology!)

Pete spoke language that I could understand. So I would use Pete Smithies Media again

Neil Blakeman | Equine News

 

Having now worked with Pete Smithies Media on several projects, I have been very impressed with Pete’s ability to quickly come to grips with the exhibition design concept and deliver a highly professional multi media product.

Windsor Jones, Curator, National Army Museum, Waiouru, NZ

 

Fast and professional service. Pete is awesome to deal with and very considerate. I am not I.T. proficient but Pete was able to explain to me so that I could understand. Kept me updated with everything that needed to be done. Excellent communicator and a pleasure to deal with.

Lulu Brider | Sole Trader

 

Pete Rocks! He is not only extremely personable he's intelligent and creative too! Pete listened and 'heard' what we were seeking, gave his thoughtful, professionally based, opinion and then exceeded all of our expectations. We would highly recommend his services.

Joe and Jessamine | Taihape

 

Our website is very well visited because Pete optimised it effectively to appear high in the search engine ratings. We are very happy with the way that any requested changes appear on the site very rapidly. Pete is highly efficient and professional.

Elaine and Dusty Rhodes

 

"We have been really blessed and pleased to have Pete to sort out our computer problems and set up our new website and business cards too. He has done a marvellous job and so professional in his approach to his business."

Barry & Frances Hodgson | Waiouru Welcome Inn

 

Pete delivers more than expected with less stress.  He is easily able to translate the customers "intangible, inspirational brainwaves into a fantastic tangible output.  Professional, fast with a great "can do attitude".

Major Monique Brown, Project Manager | New Zealand Army

 

We have had dealings with Pete for the past year.  His punctuality, patience and understanding is second to none. Whenever we have requested assistance from Pete he has always dealt with the issues immediately.  A pleasure to have met him and we look forward to an ongoing business relationship in the future.

Alison & Graham Shaw | Coachman Motel, SH1

 

I would like to say:

“Pete Smithies was a fantastic tutor and technician for new-users of ICT on the Computers in Homes project in Raetihi. He was professional, warm, funny and compassionate so that learning computing and the Internet was a positive and worthwhile experience for them. Pete is well organised in his contracts and totally solid in his reliability

and commitment to people.

Di Das | National Coordinator | Computers in Homes Programme

 

"I found Pete a pleasure to deal with. On time, reliable, and providing a fast professional service, with great communication throughout".

Richard Aslett, Mangaweka "Yellow Church" Gallery, SH1.

 

"I found Pete easy to deal with - he was surprisingly fast in responding to any changes I needed to drafts, and he understood exactly what I wanted - even when I wasn't able to explain myself clearly!"

Christine Parkinson, Blush Beauty Lounge Ltd, Matakana

 

Pete has a unique approach with his art and photography….and, an innovative approach to web design… He is exceptionally talented and way ahead of his time! Very refreshing!

Gaynor Knapp | The Old Post Office Gift Gallery - Ohakune

 

Peter is to be warmly congratulated on creating our new web site, with flair flexibility and

expertise, given 1.the lack of help , and input we were able to give him, due to our inexperience and time constraints 2. the need for it to cover 4 directions, the 2 sites we operate and our mix of paid and volunteer staff. 3 he, literally had to go the "extra mile with the distance from his base to our operations which he happily undertook

Jeremy Nash | Chairman of Trustee | Craters of the Moon Charitable Trust

 

When I had problems with my computer, Pete dropped everything and sorted it out. I couldn't ask for better service than that. He really goes the extra mile.

Tasha Cowell. Bruce Spurdle First National, Ohakune.

 

Not often one finds a so professional, knowledgeable, helpful person to deal with.

Would recommend Pete any time.

Mike & Lyn Fetzer | Fetzer Electrical

 

Pete took the time to listen to what I wanted, and had great ideas of his own.

Extremely helpful and he made sure I was happy with the end product.

I highly recommend his services.

Kelly Cupples | Accentuate You | Beauty Therapy

 

Pete took over skiatruapehu.com website in its very early stages.

In my feeble attempt to explain myself not knowing a thing about computer technology and how it all works Pete has built the site exactly how I want it to be and still does today.

Susan West | Ski at Ruapehu

 

 

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