The Gorge Mountain Pike Park - World class trails!
The Gorge MTB Park - World class trails!

The Gorge MTB Park, Nelson - 70km of NZ's top trails!

“Everything about the Gorge was top notch!! The staff, tracks, huts, and transport were so bloody good!” Matt 

Nelson Mountain Bike ClubSituated just south of Nelson, deep in the Wairoa Valley, ‘The Gorge’ is home to over 70km of world class hand-built single track. Trails start at grade 3 and go all the way to grade 6. You will get almost 1000m descending on every top to bottom run! Check out the most ‘backcountry’ feeling bike park in NZ.

The Gorge is operated by the Nelson Mountain Bike Club (NMTBC) for the benefit of our members and guests. To maximise your Nelson riding experience and gain member discounts, please become a member. NMTBC manage and maintain the trails and accommodation with a small crew and a large number of  club volunteers. Check out the current projects and how you can help.



We have lots of exciting new options and specials coming up over the next few months. Check out our Events and Specials page to find out more!





I'm not a Kia. I'm a Kea!

Getting the name right is important. Mine you probably know by now and you’ll know I’m a website designer. That job description is just one of many names for what I do. Website designer or website developer, website creator or digital agency and many more names. In my case I could probably call myself a “full-stack web developer”.

Full-stack developers are experienced in both the front-end (what the website user sees and interacts with) and the back-end (the technology you don’t see but which actually makes websites work) so hence, the full-stack of technology that makes up a website. 

To get to this broad range of knowledge, full-stack web developers need to spend many years working with all aspects of website development. So they are well-versed in how business’s work, why websites are a very important part of any business and instinctively know how to tie everything together. That’s why I consider myself to be a full-stack web developer and qualified to guide and help clients make wise decisions.

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Not exactly where this photo might indicate, but not far away. Actually we are in a small seaside settlement called Carters Beach. An idyllic spot close to the town of Westport on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. From here I run my website design business Webdesign Matters. This is a start-again business, my original company Webfactor Ltd was sold in 2019. However, selling it was a mistake in many more ways than one. I’ve since decided that my skills should continue to be used  and to develop and so I’m building websites again, after a hiatus of two years.

I welcome inquiries from prospective new clients, whether locally, nationally or internationally. Our location does not matter at all to our service. We have good, fast, broadband and high speed servers to host our client’s websites. I can confidently offer the same levels of support as before, maybe even better than we are known for, and I’m sure I can really help you with your website project. Give me a call, anytime – I’ll be glad to help!

Life as a website designer

For nearly 25 years I’ve been a website designer. For 40 years I’ve worked with computers, firstly as a hobby in the very early 1980s, as a retailer of computers, as a programmer in the ’90s and since 1997 as a website designer. In computer technology terms, that’s about 120 years!

I use computers for education, communication and entertainment. But mostly I use computers to create websites and I’ve built just under 400 websites. Being a web developer has led me down many paths. I’ve met hundreds of wonderful people and made hundreds of friends, otherwise known as clients. It’s provided me with an income, a lifestyle out of the ordinary and it continues to do so. Please get in touch if you’d like me to help you in any way.