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Affordable Web Design

We take web design seriously. It's not just about designing an attractive site, the finished site must present the information your customers are looking for, it must represent your business and it must be as easy to maintain as possible.

Our frequent use of database technology, together with many years of IT analysis and development experience allows our sites to be much more than just another bit of static text. Shopping carts, mailing lists, personalised customer experiences are all in a day's work.

Philippa Grimes Consulting, Occupational Physiotherapist


Philippa Grimes is a physiotherapist who has specialised in occupational health and ergonomics. After many years of clinical physiotherapy treatment I developed specialised knowledge in the assessment and management of workplace musculoskeletal conditions and injuries and, in recent years, have extended this into ergonomics.

We ported her existing site into Silverstripe, mainly on the strength of our constant availability to help or make changes to the site.

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DM Exterior Wash


DM Exterior Wash provides a complete top to bottom house washing service for all commercial and residential properties in Wellington and the lower North Island. We built their brightly coloured site aruond their company colours and a sales brochure they were in the process of printing.

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Bristols Automotive


Bristols specialises in modern car mechanical repairs, diagnostics and servicing but where Bristols is leagues ahead of other garages is that they also specialise in the maintenance and full restoration of vintage, veteran, classic and muscle cars. We created a site that includes a blog for current restorations and photo galleries of their previous restoration work.

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Security Alert


Security Alert Wellington offers a comprehensive local solution to your security and monitoring needs, be they nationwide or in the Wellington region. We built a web presence and online shop for them wherr buy security products such as alarms, tracking devices and CCTV kits.

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CMC Electrical


CMC Electrical is based in Upper Hutt but services the entire Wellington Region and Southern Wairarapa. Thir qualified and reliable electricians can solve all your electrical needs, whether they be commercial, residential, industrial or related to pumps and pumping.

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All Active


All Active's professional fitness trainers come to you at a time that suits you. You enjoy the convenience and privacy of training at home and benefit from a fresh way to be All Active. Lose weight, get fit, manage your diet or simply feel good again.

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Sue Nicholson, International Psychic Medium


Sue Nicholson is one of New Zealand's best known and favourite psychics, famous for her appearances on TV1's Sensing Murder and Good Morning. We built a site for her that includes a shop that allows customers to download Sue's meditation CDs.

Our Customer Says...

Our old site was In need of some TLC,we were recommended to talk to Rio Bravo( Vince). The resulting new website has attracted many favorable comments for its clarity and ease of use. Vince has the ability to understand clients needs and comes to the party. He has an "if its not available then I'll make one" approach. We are thoroughly delighted both with the new website and the ongoing support from Vince.

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Collision Youth Centre, Upper Hutt


Collision Youth Centre is based in Upper Hutt and has great after-school activities such as pool and table tennis and its own radio station!

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BikerBasics, Upper Hutt


If you are thinking of getting your motorbike licence, BikerBasics, Upper Hutt, provides the basic handling skills test for the NZ motorcycle learner licence and all the training you need for your restricted and full motorcycle licences. You can bring your own bike, or you can hire a bike from BikerBasics for this purpose.

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Mitchell/Davies Chartered Accountants


MDCA is an accounting practice based in Lower Hutt but servicing clients across New Zealand. Their clients come in a range of sizes: large corporates, small businesses and one-man band contractors. Most are in Wellington, some are in other parts of New Zealand, and some are overseas. They provide the highest quality accounting, taxation services and advice to all of them. If you want superior advice without the expense associated with a large accounting firm, check out their website and get in touch.

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Plimmer Plumbing


Plimmer Plumbing has been operating in Wellington since 1981 and is proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated. They will handle all your residential and commercial plumbing needs, from the classic leaky tap on to large building projects. They also do drainlaying and gas fitting as well as installing solar heating, all across the Wellington region.

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Poolmaster Pool Supplies


Poolmaster offers pool accessories such as leaf-eaters and brushes at truly remarkable prices. And they deliver within the Wellington region!

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The Haven, Kapiti


The Haven is a new guest house situated at Waikanae Beach on New Zealand's sunny Kapiti Coast. They offer friendly, Bed and Breakfast style accommodation as well as a self-contained apartment. They are a 50 minute drive North of Wellington and are very close to the beach and other attractions such as the Waikanae 18 hole golf course.

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Smart Identity Products Ltd


We have created an online shop for this young company that offers customers a range of quality products for their organisation's identity needs. These products include Lanyards, Rigid Identity Card Holders, Flexible Badge Holders, Retractable Key and Card Holders, Vinyl Strap Clips, Luggage Loops, and a range of similar products.

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Lifesource Yoga Centre and Naturopathic Clinic


Lifesource is a Yoga, Health and Wellbeing centre based in Upper Hutt. A place for healing, teaching and empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Yoga is one of the original holistic health and rejuvenation practices that gives inner and outer strength and helps restore balance and harmony to our body, mind and spirit. Lifesource aims to bring people back to the connection with the source of their being and life.

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32 Gems Dental Care


32 Gems Dental Care, a Lower Hutt dental practice will provide you with the highest quality cosmetic and comprehensive general dental care in a family-based, high technology practice. They've spent time in creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere that also brings to you the very best of technology in the very best surroundings. Their friendly staff are here to provide you with an enjoyable and comfortable dental experience.

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AOV Accountants


Accountants on Victoria is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants situated in the Lower Hutt CBD, and working with clients throughout New Zealand. Their clients benefit from the range of services AOV offer - from tax returns to corporate finance.

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O'Dwyer's Creek Vineyard


Situated around 4km north of Blenheim O'Dwyer's Creek Vineyard currently produces both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes for some of New Zealand's best wines.

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Khmer New Zealand Trading Company


The Khmer New Zealand Trading Company is a consultancy firm with 41 years of experience specialising in speed and road safety enforcement. Many of their products are used globally to ensure accuracy, integrity and maintain public confidence in traffic enforcement products.

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RHR Construction


Rick Mawby owns RHR Construction Ltd, a Wellington construction company that was established in April 2006. RHR prides itself on providing quality workmanship, being reliable and bringing back old-school values of honesty and integrity. In fact, there's a 10 year guarantee available on all RHR's work, which includes shopfittings, interior partitionings, fencing and anything up to building an entire house.

Our Customer Says...

I would like to sincerely thank you for the awesome website that you have created for us. I am not great with computers so your thorough understanding of what was required, and your knowledge of how to make it all work was very much appreciated.

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Key Electrical


Key Electrical contractors and electricians service the greater Wellington area and are available for domestic and commercial electrical work. Our website design is simple yet strong and attractive. In addition, we helped with the copywriting and took some of the photographs.

Our Customer Says...

Happy to say that the web-design service we received from Rio Bravo... has been excellent. You took time to understand our business and requirements, quickly offered a range of attractive "layout and look" options and explained the "pro's and cons" of each. You had our website up and operational very quickly and with no fuss. You've shown ongoing interest and enthusiasm for adding content as we've wanted, including going onsite to take photos and making the changes quickly and accurately. You're not the first web-developer we've dealt with and I have to say "with Rio Bravo it's been a breeze".

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Bong's Coffee 2Go


Bong's Coffee 2Go is a pioneering concept in SE Asia, selling European style coffee to tourists in Cambodia's most beautiful tourist destinations such as Angkor Wat and Phom Bankeng.

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Sharyn Butters, Makeup Artist


We've rebuilt Sharyn's site to make it easier to manage and optimised it for search engines. Sharyn has worked with Wheel of Fortune, Telebingo, Good Morning, Sky Sport, and Pop's Ultimate Star, as well as the NZ Opera Co., the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and iconic entertainment shows like Rob Guest Show and This Is Your Life with Bob Parker and Paul Holmes. We are proud to be working with her.

Our Customer Says...

I am a hair & makeup artist in Wellington. I required an update & advice on the look for my website. with a very limited timeframe. having gone to Rio bravo website design I am thrilled with what they have done. I am having so many more enquiries from my site.after only a few days. the back up service & support has been there from the beginning & still ongoing.,just a phonecall any time is no problem. would not hesitate to recommend Sonja & Vince Cabrera.

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The Italian Festival, New Zealand


We are helping to sponsor the Italian Festival in New Zealand by designing and hosting their website. Come join us at Wellington's Westpac Arena on the 26th September, 2010. It's going to be great!

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La Bella Italia


We are very proud to have redesigned the website of La Bella Italia, New Zealand's most authentic Italian restaurant and shop.

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Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce (prev. Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce)


We have produced an easy to use members' directory for the Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce. The members can update their own entries, upload a logo or list special members-only offers on this online companies directory.

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Midas Consulting


Midas Consulting Ltd educates clients in the fundamentals of property investment and develops their knowledge and wealth through the provision of mentoring services, and the smarter use of creative financing. We developed an understated yet elegant website for them which allows them to send out regular newsletters.

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Undergroundsound is a post production sound facility in downtown Wellington. We produced a site that is subdued while retaining strong design, rounded off by embedded YouTube content and an elegant, Flash-driven navigation system which recalls the faders so typical of recoding equipment.

Our Customer Says...

Rio Bravo created the website I wanted and more. I think the key thing is their listening skills, to hear and understand what I wanted made the job of getting my site up and running not only fast but fun.
Phil Burton, Director, Undergroundsound Ltd

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Wellington Kitchen and Bathroom Company


We redesigned the Wellington Kitchen and Bathroom Company's website, giving it an added touch of elegance. Customer testimonials display on every page, as well as animations of kitchens and bathrooms they have built across Wellington. 

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Rapid Copy


Rapid Copy are a small, friendly and highly motivated digital print company in Thorndon and their motto is "Time is of the Essence at Rapid Copy".

The site we developed for them captures some of the breadth and scope of their activity and we highlighted customers and services that one might not immediately associate with a digital print shop.

Our Customer Says...

Rio Bravo were recommended to us at a time when we were very much in need of a new look upmarket web site. (They) listened, interpreted, created and presented in an agreed time frame ...their follow up service to be exceptional and we would have no hesitation in recommending Rio Bravo to anyone looking for a website.

Jill Sammons, Owner

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John Gwilliam & Co. Ltd


A prominent law firm in Upper Hutt, we were pleased to have had the opportunity to present them with a design that spoke about the type of work they did and the people that they worked with.

The need to be able to communicate the right message to the local community was an important factor in the brief, along with selecting the right imagery.

Our Customer Says...

We were impressed with their knowledge of keyword software and of marketing strategies over the internet. Since the website has been up we have received a number of compliments about it. We would certainly recommend them to other small businesses looking to establish a presence on the internet.

John Gwilliam, Principal and Director

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Cooper Legal


One of NZ's most important legal firms in the field of historic abuse, they are also a small and friendly team. We provided a web presence that was clean, crisp and informative for their clients and any potential clients.

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Experience Upper Hutt


An Upper Hutt City Council-financed initiative that works with CBD retailers to enable growth in their businesses. The site speaks directly about the CBD and provides an area to promote initiatives and businesses in Upper Hutt. An events calendar and blog was created alongside a bespoke business search engine. We also publish a monthly newsletter for them.

Our Customer Says...

They redesigned the layout, took photographs, developed a business database, provided content material, created an events calendar, wrote the copy and they continue to maintain and host the website. We're happy to recommend them to any business that is looking for a company that provides outstanding service.

Hellen Swales, Director

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ICCNZ: Italian Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand Inc.


We provided ICCNZ with a dynamic, database driven website, where changes to the site are automatically propagated across all relevant pages, where the members' data can be used to provide important statistical and networking information and where a few simple clicks can generate targeted mailing lists for specific regions, countries and business sectors.

Our Customer Says...

We have an excellent working relationship with Rio Bravo Consulting. The website revamp, from design, layout, content suggestions and search engine listings, was executed in a very timely manner and we continue to have excellent follow-up with ongoing maintenance and content refreshment. Since the revamp, visitors to the site have found it easy to navigate and our web search engine results are much improved.

Liz Maxwell, Vice-President

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Vista Del Sol Estate


A luxury B&B on the Kapiti Coast, we created a site that is easy to maintain and, by its elegant and sunny design, reflects Vista Del Sol Estate perfectly. Design features include spam protection, and search engine optimisation (SEO), essential in the highly competitive holiday accommodation market. We also contributed to the copywriting and incorporated GoogleMaps and ViaNet's buttons for online bookings.

Our Customer Says...

Vince was easy to work with... his analysis and design was good... he is quite creative and artistic and this added touches that we would not have thought of... he was a quick worker and often put in the extra mile

Mike Slee, Owner

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BalancedYOU Ltd


BALANCEDYOU Ltd is a Career Consultancy based in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, specialising in helping both parents returning to work as well as already working parents who are struggling with work-life integration (they feel your life is out of balance in some way).

Our brief was pretty simple: get a better Google ranking for their existing site.

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Translation: SARTIE Handbags Press Release

SARTIE is a designer handbag label from Milan, Italy: their slogan is "intimate luxury" and their Italian language press release, announcing a new season's line inspired by the avantgarde artist Yves Klein's use of the colour blue, was lush and rich in allusion. And, in a way that's typical of SARTIE's exquisite sense of design, it managed to blend in a clear description of the new handbag line. Our English translation preserved the vivid imagery of the original while adopting a "sparser" tone, more familiar to English readers.

Our Customer Says...

Rio Bravo provided the Italian to English translation of our international press release for our new designer handbag line. The translation flows smoothly and looking at the level of language used shows the indepth cultural understanding of the translator to deliver our message and to help us achieve our goal. We thank and fully support Rio Bravo in their business and will continue to work with them.

Matteo de Rosa, Co-Owner

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Trade Consulting: Tim Thorpe Consulting

We were engaged by Tim Thorpe to provide research on Television Funding in Europe - a sector that Sonja specialised in whilst working as a Trade & Marketing Consultant in Italy for NZTE.

Our Customer Says...

Sonja undertook some research for me on the availability of television production funding in Italy and Spain. The information she presented was well researched, well presented and completed in a short space of time. I would happily use Sonja again.

Tim Thorpe

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As Rev Webs Web Design

We also do websites for hot rod and drag racing aficionados. Click on the link to see what we can do.

Duke Racing, Port Nicholson

They're not just a Wellington based international drag racing team. They're a working motorcycle museum, they train riders in drag and bucket racing. They're "professional amateurs" and have created our own drag bike conversion kit, the Mulholland Drive. Our site allows them to post photographs and next up, video, of their races and motorbikes.

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Our Customers Say...

...They made the process simple and gave great suggestions to making the site a great one.