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Our Services

We bring to life the creative vision, aspirations and plans of our partners and clients on an ever-changing digital canvas.


As a software development company we provide knowledge, guidance and support to creative agencies, technical partners and directly to our clients.


Be it a website, application or API, however big or small, we believe in providing solutions that better people's lives. We're always learning and we strive to improve on every project.


We take pride in what we create. We aspire to write code that is efficient, modular, testable, tested and documented.


In partnership with our sister company Outwide, we provide managed platforms that are reliable, secure, scalable, performant and invisible.

Our Work

We're always working on interesting web applications and web sites. Here's a selection of the ones we can share.

Office for Disability Issues

Independently formally reviewed for a high standard of Govt Accessibility compliance, this website build helped us stay on top of our game with regards latest Accessibility expectations. Huge thanks to ODI and the AccEase team.


Wonderful project with Ministry of Social Development helping children have a positive upbringing. A family of 5 websites on the CWP, with one integrated to a back end brochure ordering system.

Electric Vehicles NZ

Helping the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, the Ministry of Transport, NZ Transport Agency and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to get the EV message out to people, with a fast 2 week build and slick Docker deployment.

Nelson and Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)

A beautiful new website on SilverStripe CMS on the CWP! Country-specific relational content, courses and programmes, as well as the beginnings of student customisation, AD integration and more. Roll on 2017!

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

Over 1,000,000 lines of custom code in AngularJS, SilverStripe CMS (php) and ASP.net all hosted at Datacom using Docker containers. 3 websites, 1 services layer, multiple APIs, numerous tools, and more...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) - Website

A large, CWP-based, international, high-traffic website with a few behind-scenes bells and whistles around mapping data and multi-lingual content.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) - Tariff Finder

Custom built web app using KnockoutJS running on SilverStripe CMS, helping importers and exporters with important trading tariff data as new trade agreements come into force.

IRD Changing For You

A small, but important site on CWP to help IRD better understand the feelings and thoughts of the tax-paying people of New Zealand. Some custom voting code and workflow logic makes it all a bit easier.

Ministry of Education

Main Education website, Parenting sub-site, and BullyingFree NZ campaign site all on the Common Web Platform, along with a custom secure application for teacher / student mentoring.

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

MPI's central website with custom-written modules to support their use of Google Search Appliance, a custom Document Repository and Campaign Monitor API integration.

Race Timing

Bespoke web application for managing and sharing race results with huge number of fitness fanatics and competitors throughout New Zealand.

About Us

We're smart, innovative and proud of what we do. We're guessing you're the same.

We're a group of clever, passionate folk who like to make great things happen with slick software on devices that sit on your desk, slide in your bag, or slip in your pocket.

With years of practical and hard-earned experience, we're avid learners who like to be challenged and do better than before. So we like to combine ideas and collaborate with you throughout the journey to make sure we end up with a great product.

We're a team. We're in it together, making something a little special.

Regular, open and frank dialogue will help us reach sensible ideas about where to next and keep us moving in the right direction. And we ask lots of questions...we can't help it. We're inquisitive because we care. You'll get used to it.

If you need to build a web site, a mobile site, a web app or something else plain awesome, then we'd love to help you make it happen.


We might be just who you're looking for.

We'll be honest about whether we can help, and whether we're a good fit. If we say we're going to do something, we'll do it.

Contact us at deviate as we'd love to catch up over a coffee to see how we can help.

Level 4
58 Victoria Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

PO Box 11169
Manners Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

04 381 6820