Who Are We?

The reason you are probably on our website is because you are wanting a website for yourself or your business or organisation right? Perhaps you are wondering how much it costs for a website? or perhaps you are here to compare costs with other web designers? or maybe you just don't know where to begin! Whatever the reason, I would like to help you, even if it is just to offer you free advice...I don't mind that either.
I am quite happy to offer you a free, no obligation quote, all you need to do is ask.
Sids WebDesign Studio is based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. I don't call myself a web designer because I use 'drag and drop' websites to create websites for clients, I am an actual web designer that writes code and html from scratch! That's right, I actually know what I am doing!
Due to low overheads, I am able to offer affordable websites. One of the main compliments I receive from customers is in regards to how quickly I address maintenance requests and my customer support services.
I pride myslef on providing excellent services and creating and maintaining a rapport with anyone and everyone that I come in contact with.


Sid Thompson


Sids WebDesign Studio was created to provide an affordable solution for any business or any organisation to 'get on the internet'. This will be achieved by keeping quality and excellent customer service high and profit margins low.

Well Documented

Clean code

Unlimited features


My client-base is growing steadily as people are realising the advantages and the affordability of owning a website

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2016 saw an exponential growth in visitors to our websites

new websites in 2016

2016 saw us sponsor 2 charitable organisations

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Plenty of late nights to ensure deadlines were met

Website Creations

It is important for the owner of a website to truly 'like' their website which is why I will always have frequent contact with you during the build of your website, and encourage you to offer constant and honest feedback. I will not 'grow feelings' if you find anything that you do not like and I would prefer to change things so that you are completely happy with your website.

Here are a few examples of websites I have created for clients with varying target audiences.

Pacific Coast Highway Guide

  • Created : 24 June 2014
  • Client : Opotiki 10,000 Club
  • Project category : Visitor Inoformation

The Pacific Coast Highway guide has been in circulation for some 55 years promoting accommodation, places to eat and things to do in the Eastern Bay of Plenty & Eastland area. The booklet has been transformed into this website, which allows for further promotion of the area

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Anglers Wonder

  • Created : 1 December 2015
  • Client : Anglers Wonder
  • Project category : Static Website

Anglers Wonder is a tool that was created by a local man from Maraehako. This website is now renowned in the world of fishing both nationally and internationally.

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Ngai Tai Iwi Authority

  • Created : 11 July 2016
  • Client : Ngai Tai Iwi Authority
  • Project category : Iwi Government

This website is utilised by the local hapu of Torere, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Keeping people informed of local events as well as local government issues. Whanau living abroad are able to keep in touch with what is happening 'back home'.

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Opotiki Primary School

  • Created : 19 December 2015
  • Client : Opotiki Primary School
  • Project category : Schools

It is important for the parents of the children of Opotiki Primary School, to see what their children get up to in school. The website is constantly updated with weekly newsletters, classroom blogs and images.

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Maraehako Bay Retreat

  • Created : 21 August 2016
  • Client : Maraehako Bay Retreat
  • Project category : Tourism, Accommodation

Maraehako Bay Retreat is one of the most absolute sea front accommodation locations that is frequented by travellers throughout the world. With access to some of the best fishing grounds that New Zealand has to offer, it's no wonder this location is so popular.

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Pākowhai Māori Committee

  • Created : 17 july 2015
  • Client : Pakowhai Maori Committee
  • Project category : Community

As this trust is in the throws of refurbishing their community hall the wanted a means for displaying the progress and just for keeping the general public informed.

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Sids WebDesign Studio offers a lot more than just creating you the perfect website for your organisation. Over the years some clients have requested special services, as a result I have expanded to include a wide range of varying services. If you do not see a service that I provide below, then please feel free to ask.


Drone Technology is definately the latest way to capture video or even still shots. Applications include Real Estate, Weddings, Birthdays or Land Mapping

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I offer limited photography services. Feel free to discuss your photography requirements and I may be able to provide you with what you want.

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graphics design

With an extensive knowledge of graphic design, I would love to work with you to help meet your goals. I do specialise in vectorising maori patterns.

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web development

I have a variety of website packages available that are sure to suit your budget. If you are still not sure, then please feel free to contact me to find out.

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video creation

This is a field that has become more and more popular. I specialise is creating tear jerking videos for occassions like birthdays or weddings or more.

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seo optimization

SEO is included with all website packages. Not only do I want to get you on the internet but I also want too make sure people find you on the internet

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Drone Services

Done technology has become increasingly popular these days. Whether it be for Weddings, Birthdays, Marae Footage, Land Mapping, Farm Mapping, Real Estate, Business Advertising, General Video Footage or simply to have a video of something special from an aerial perpective, I can provide you with still shots, video footage or both.

TWoA Graduation

This piece of footage was shot at Pahaoa Marae, near Te Kaha. When the students of Te Wananga o Aotearoa celebrated their academic achievements, I was there!

Te Tarata

2015 marked 150 years since the pā site near the Ōpōtiki township was attacked by the crown and land was confiscated and innocent people were killed


The township of Ōpōtiki is considered the gateway to 'The Coast'. This video features on the website for the Pacific Coast Highway Guide


One of the local Marae in the Ōpōtiki district


One of the local Marae in the Ōpōtiki district


One of the local Marae in the Ōpōtiki district


One of the local Marae in the Ōpōtiki district

Swing Bridge

Footage of the Ōpōtiki Swing Bridge


One of the local Marae in the Ōpōtiki district

Website & Maintenance Packages

There are a few factors that determine the overall cost of a website. Some of these factors include things like Website Graphics(Graphic Design), Copywriting, and general Web Design.

If you don't find a package below to suit your needs, then please feel free to contact me and let me know so that I can customise a package to suit.

starting at

$525 excl GST

basic package

  • Static Website
  • 3 Webpages
  • Media Gallery Page
  • Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation(SEO)
starting at

$650 excl GST

Standard Package

  • Static Website
  • 5 Webpages
  • Media Gallery Page
  • Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation(SEO)
starting at

$975 excl GST

Responsive Package

  • Responsive Website
  • 11 Webpages
  • Media Gallery
  • Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation(SEO)
starting at

$1900 excl GST

Premium Package

  • Responsive Website
  • 18+ Webpages
  • Media Gallery
  • Monthly Statistics/Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation(SEO)

Please ensure to enquire about our maintenance services. Once your website is on the internet let me take care of it for you. I want to ensure that it remains seen in the search engines and we want to free you up so that you can concentrate on running your business/organisation and not performing tedious tasks such as updating information or images on your website.

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Please feel free to contact me with any queries you may have in regards to setting up your website. I am more than happy to offer you advice.



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