Gioia Boutique

From the moment I purchased Gioia, I wanted to have a website. It was important to me that I supported a local website business and had spoken with a few providers in Hawkes Bay. It turned out that I also needed some electrical work completed in the shop and lovely Cam from Direct Earth said I absolutely had to meet Jodi and Jono from SocialKiwi.

So I did. From the outset I felt very comfortable with Jodi, listened to and safe in this social media business that I knew so very little about. Options were given around the build and social media management and off we went. Sarah, the photographer was brilliant. Everyone wanted to get a feel for what I was wanting to create, rather than just ‘doing a job’. It felt logical to run with a website based in Vend my POS system, and as I am a small business I wanted to be hands on with the social media side as much as possible. With constant communication throughout the build and a Social Media training session with Jono following its completion, I have every confidence moving forward.

I am thrilled with Gioia’s website and cannot recommend SocialKiwi enough. Thank you team, Megs.

Megan Faram


Social Kiwi was recommended to me by a large local internet provider as a young company with fresh ideas and up to the minute data knowledge and skills.
That is exactly what I got.

The minute I walked into their office I knew I was onto something good. Funky setting, warm and friendly welcome, and the offer of coffee to boot.

The Social Kiwi team listened to my ideas and thoughts and we formed a working relationship to achieve the result we have today, all to an agreed budget and tight time frame.

I am extremely happy with the work that Social Kiwi has done for me and I have had nothing but positive comments from friends and colleagues that have viewed the site.

Thanks Social Kiwi!

Grant McLellan

Nourished for Nil

We are a non profit organisation that is just starting out and we were on the look out for a website designer who was able to offer their services for free.

We advertised our wish on FB and SocialKiwi graciously put offered to do that for us! Their communication was great throughout the process, they asked questions and kept us involved along the whole time. They also came along to see our project in action which allowed them to better write about us.

Thank you guys, for the awesome generous offer and resulting website!”

Christina McBeth

Bay Espresso

“The roasting aspect of our business had always been in the background to our café businesses. The cafes were the face and the roastery made the magic. With the sale of the cafe’s to staff I wanted to bring the roastery forward and build on its “little brother” brand. We had a “shop front” on our original Bay Espresso website however this was now 12 years old, not very sexy, hard to keep updated and didn’t provide us with some of the new promotional tools online. Financially it ticked along but was very passive.

I went to a social media presentation held by SocialKiwi and felt there was no pretence about Jodi and Jonno. They are passionate about social media and getting it to actively work for businesses. Not just set up an online presence and walk away. They are nice people to deal with. If you pose a question you get a straight answer. They have a very good understanding of what makes social media tick. They showed me that even if you don’t live and breath social media personally you could add value to your company and brand through consistent simple tasks.

Our project started after meetings to determine our needs and I bored them with that detail. We received a project plan, costing’s and timetable and throughout the whole process I was kept fully updated. During the whole process we were kept updated and our site went live as per the plan. We launched the new site with a free shipping Email Marketing promotion to our repeat customers and sales increased 85%. Really they did! Now I don’t expect this to happen each month but now I have the flexibility to try new ideas.


Euromedical Limited

SocialKiwi have recently designed our new website and from our first point of contact with them, we have been very happy with their passionate service.

Working alongside them was easy and straight forward and they have managed to achieve all that we wanted from the site, it has meant a huge increase in numbers and our customers are now staying on the website longer, making it easier for them to find what they need and inquire further.

Since the new site went live Jodi and Jono have continued to be supportive and prompt in answering any questions we may have, we couldn’t have asked for a better team! Can only highly recommend!

Christopher Fryer

Short Construction Ltd

The great thing I found with Social Kiwi is that I can always email or ring Jodi, Stephen or Jono with any problems or ask for advice or help and she happily gets us on track. From our initial conversations through to the launching of our new website the process has an absolute pleasure and hassle free.

As someone who is not an IT person and who doesn’t understand a lot Social Kiwi have been brilliant. They have patiently explained basics to me and have helped me to learn about updating and uploading etc.

I would like to highly recommend Social Kiwi to everyone like me who just wants the website to do its job without any stress and to anyone who wants an IT guru to do work their magic on the world wide web.”


Mill Electrical Ltd

We engaged social kiwi to help us create us a website and social media profile. Jono & Jodi are very easy to work with and provided options to suit our industry. Social kiwi exceeded our expectations with their customer and service experience

Nick Gold

Pick Hawke's Bay

Our search for a business to build our website started nationally, before we narrowed it down to a local company. We knew that we wanted to deal with a person, rather than communicating with a faceless name who we will never meet and who will never get a real feel for us or our business.

We wanted something very basic, straightforward, and user friendly, without all the flashy features that send you on a wild online goose chase. We already knew what we wanted, but we needed a skilled professional to listen to our ideas and create our vision.

We had a short list of three companies and SocialKiwi was the first one we called. I spoke to Jono and I knew within the first 30 seconds of our conversation that we would go with SocialKiwi. He had great enthusiasm, energy, and he was genuinely interested in what we were about and what we wanted. After meeting with both Jono and Jodi, they instantly understood all facets of Pick Hawkes Bay.

The project rolled out with a clear timeframe, outlining each process to develop the website, including a quote without any hidden costs. The communication was transparent and open. The quality of work was of a high standard, including the photography work from Sarah Horn. What really stood out for us was working with Jodi who was a delight. Jodi was efficient and extremely helpful when it came to making changes to the project. She took on board our reasons for the changes with respect and delivered great results.

We are very proud with our website and the feedback has been positive. Thank you SocialKiwi!!

Pick HB

Total Home Solutions

Total Home Solutions have used the services of SocialKiwi for approximately 3 years now and have always had professional and top quality service. Jono, Jodi and their team have set up a regular monthly newsletter for us, which has been received by our existing clients with great enthusiasm. The newsletter prompts clients to make a move on their future planned projects and we have received at least two job enquiries each month after the newsletter is sent, which is invaluable. Warren, Total Home Solutions.