Client: Ruamahanga Restoration Trust

Encouraging support for an environmental charity

The Ruamahanga Restoration Trust creates educational conservation projects that engage with schools and rural communities across the Wairarapa.

A website was needed to provide news and information about the Trust’s work and projects and encourage support from donors, sponsors and volunteers.

A content management system would be needed that made it easy for trustees to update the site.

Custom Website

A custom website was developed with a focus on showcasing projects and providing updates about the Trust’s work in a blog. A prominent donate button appears at the top of every page. Donations can be made on the website via Donorbox, a powerful and effective donation form with Stripe processing payments.

Content Management System

Directus makes it easy for Campbell and Michael to edit pages, blog posts and projects.

Screenshot of Directus administration page for blog posts
Screenshot of Directus administration page for blog posts

Minimalist design

The design is deliberately minimal in order to make it easier to navigate and to focus attention on the content. Care was taken with typography to ensure that long form text like blog posts are easy to read. The website colour palette was chosen to match the trust’s logo and buttons echo the shape of the “R” in the logo.

The layout is responsive, which means the website is easy to use on any device and the logo is designed to change shape, depending on the device’s viewport width. Smaller images are served to devices with smaller screens, making the site usable on low bandwidth connections.

“Michael provided good practical advice without trying to up-sell on extra features that would be superfluous to our needs. It's good to know someone is always there representing our needs and best interests.”

Campbell McLean, Trustee, Ruamahanga Restoration Trust
Mockup of the website on 4 different devices
rrtrust.org.nz

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