The Website Redesign of HakaTours.com

It is with absolute joy that I point you in the direction of the brand new version of hakatours.com, released finally at the end of last month. The revealing of the website was highly anticipated by all of us involved (three major earthquakes had provided extensive set backs) and there are still a few small bugs being fixed, but I can say regardless that I am incredibly proud of the final product. I cannot write this post before mentioning the...
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Issues with the Site

Couple of problems I’ve been looking at today with regards this site. Firstly, Chrome on Mac OS X seems to hate Typekit (particularly with HTML5). I’m not the only one with this – see a related discussion. Which is unfortunate because it seems there is very little one can do but wait for Typekit to get its ass into gear. I’ve tweeted them about it regardless. The second problem is I have an unusually wide page – and I have...
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My First Website – Hakalodge.com

This week is a bit of a mix for me whilst I am settling in, so in the meantime I thought I would take half an hour to talk about my very first website – Hakalodge.com. This site was commissioned as a very simple, clear cut project with a relatively low budget – and so WordPress was the perfect platform to build upon. I had not used WP a great deal beforehand, but as far as a CMS goes, it...
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The Evolution of the Haka Tours Brand

For the first 3-4 years of its existence, I was responsible for Haka Tours’ marketing output, most of which was digital. Here is how I witnessed the brand evolve from start-up business to award-winning kiwi tour operator, including what effect it had on the clientele. 2007: The Beginning Haka Tours’s first tour was in June 2007, about the same time that I was graduating from university. The first tour vehicle was a 12 seater purple Mercedes and it was tour guide...
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