Tawhero Technology
Software to streamline your business

App Development

We can build the Web, Phone or Tablet App you need — to build your business, or turn your startup idea into reality.

Business Automation

Manual, repetitive processes are ripe for automation. Let your staff spend less time on paperwork, and more time growing your business.

System Integration

Maximise the value of your current IT investment by making your systems talk to each other.

Translating your business needs into great software

The right software can take your business from so–so to outstanding. We develop the apps and software you need to take your business to the next level. We automate processes, build databases, and ‘glue’ existing systems so they talk to each other.

We provide the whole package — from concept and design, to implementation and maintenance — and we explain what we’re doing in plain English, every step of the way. Our software developers have extensive experience with a wide variety of businesses, and offer a level of support that ensures your software and systems become your biggest asset.

What We Do

Software is transforming the way we do business at a dizzying rate. In a world of online competition and shrinking profit margins, Tawhero Technology can put you ahead of the game. Custom software can help your business stand out, improve customer experience, and streamline processes.

Custom software development

The time to innovate is now. If you have an idea to boost your profits or productivity but don’t have the technical know-how to make it happen, we can turn your dream into reality. At Tawhero Technology we are meticulous about understanding your needs so we can create software that is perfect for your business. Using concept designs, prototypes, and rigorous testing, our experienced developers will work closely with you to ensure you are completely satisfied.

App development

We build beautiful apps that will engage and connect with your customers. We use industry standard tools and processes to ensure you end up with a quality product that your staff or customers will find simple to use. We know the limitations and nuances of smartphones and tablets, and will deliver you an outstanding app that works perfectly.

System Integration

Streamlining your processes can free your staff from piles of paperwork so they can focus on your core business. If you have paper-based systems that you’d like to digitise, or have existing software systems that can’t talk to each other, we can breathe new life into your business.

On-going support

Once we’ve got you up and running, we’re always here if you need us. We provide comprehensive services to monitor and maintain your software. Our services include:

  • Hosting — in the cloud, or in your office
  • Maintenance and support

Our Customers


SSL247 (London, UK)

Stellar Library

Stellar Library (Rotorua, NZ)


SupplierSelect (Bath, UK)

58 Apps

58 Apps (Palmerston North, NZ)

The Process

Software development is a daunting prospect if you’re not a geek. Here’s what you can expect when you work with Tawhero Technology:

About Us

The brains behind Tawhero Technology are Donald Gordon and Richard Collins, awarded the distinction of being Whanganui’s biggest geeks at GovHack 2015.


Donald Gordon, Director

Donald was born clutching a computer keyboard. He began coding at the age of eight, and hasn’t stopped since. Donald has an MSc in Computer Science. He has been a key employee in several start-ups, most recently Xero.

Donald is an expert in architecture and building apps, and in scaling up software to service large numbers of customers. Donald has a wide range of IT experience beyond software development and is often the Sherlock Holmes called in to solve impossible problems.

Projects that Donald has worked on include:

  • Fully automated mobile app porting
  • Web-based document preparation
  • Fax machine-in-an-app
  • Automated infrastructure at a major New Zealand company
  • Data recovery from obsolete systems

In his spare time Donald likes to invent things and make up silly songs for his children.


Richard Collins, Director

Richard out-geeks Donald by coding from the tender age of seven. Richard has a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science, and has well over 15 years experience software development for a variety of businesses.

He has led development on various projects, including

  • Web based eCommerce systems
  • Corporate systems integration
  • Supplier systems integration
  • Payment gateway integration
  • Mobile app development
  • Multi-lingual content-management

Contact Us

Tawhero Technology Ltd
Level 3 (Top Floor)
15 Watt Street
New Zealand

Tawhero Technology Ltd
16 Smithfield Road
Whanganui 4501
New Zealand

Email: contact@tawherotech.nz

Phone: +64 6 281-3472

Fax: +64 28 2555-3589

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