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Rural Web Design - Background and FAQ's

Rural Web Design (formerly Ross Pagan Web Design) has been operating now since 2008.

I have an affinity with the rural sector, having been brought up on a sheep and beef farm at Beautiful Valley (half way between Geraldine and Fairlie) and after working for some years in a trading Bank I decided to go back to my rural roots and work on dairy farms in and around Rangiora. I recently retired from looking after a 500 acre dairy support farm at Mt Somers and now live in Rangiora from where I also operate Rural Web Design.

Rural New Zealand has so many beautiful places that have been kept as local secrets, and so many farming related businesses that have the potential of recognition and expansion. Rural Web Design would like to give those businesses the opportunity, through the electronic media of the web, the opportunity to show off their skills, business knowledge, breeding, farming ability and interests to the rest of the local community and the world.

Rural businesses, their innovation and invention are highly respected enterprises along with the expert knowledge of their owner/operator/managers which is well sought after and respected throughout the world today.

Farming and the rural communities it supports still often punches above its weight but so often does not get the respect and accolades it deserves. Rural Web Design would like to give the opportunity for those businesses to change that with a clean, clear and easy to follow website.

Websites for any rural activity or business are especially welcome to contact me for website design that will have your business and purpose as high priority.

Rural Web Design is also available to design other sites not associated with rural business and will welcome your contact.

Rural Web Design has clients currently in both New Zealand and Australia, sites of which can be viewed and are included on the portfolio page.

Why Choose Rural Web Design

Affordable, informative, attarctive and effective design. Personal attention with maintenance, hosting and updates all part of the service.

Frequently Asked Questions

'Need some questions answered about your Web Design?'

How much will a web cost to design with Rural Web Design?

Your standard and mobile only website cost will be NZD $350.00. If you require other hosted services like DVDs on you webpage, secure web pages there will be some additional charges. Please contact me with your site details and I will provide a quote.
A responsive website cost will start from NZD $500.00 and will depend on the complexity of the site required.  Please contact me for a free quote.

What are the costs of maintaining a website?

There are mainly two ongoing costs in maintaining your website and they are

Domain Name Registration which is currently NZD $32.14 a year for domains, from my preferred provider – Discount Domains

And an annual fee of NZD $200.00 for maintenance and hosting will be charged on the standard and mobile website and NZD $350.00 for responsive sites. (These costs include 20 updates in any one year).

Can you buy my Domain Name and look after it for me?

Yes I will purchase your Domain Name and keep it paid up to date for you and the charge (currently $32.14) will be included in my annual account. (To be paid one year in advance.)
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What is the procedure for paying for my site?

Payment is due on completion of the website and annually thereafter, from the start date or date of purchase of the Domain Name.

What are the costs of updating my site in the future?

Updates are included in the annual fee of $300 mentioned above, this allows for regular small updates but any major amendments will be quoted prior to commencement. Your changes and updates will be made generally within 48 hours of your request and information being received by me. Any delays longer than that will be advised.

How long will it take to complete my website?

Your website design will start as soon as you provide me with the text, photos and other content that you would like displayed on your site. Your website could be completed within a week or two, but may take longer, depending on the complexity of your site and the how quickly you can provide all of your content.

How do I get started with my website?

You first need to Contact me, and we can then discuss the basics of your site. You will then need to send through any content you currently have and any ideas you would like to possibly include in the designing of your site. I will then send you a first draft,  you can then tell me any changes or additions that you would like to see



Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).responsive design


Mobile devices may be taking over, but their is still the need to think about designs for desktop users. Last year, more than three quarters of all browsing took place on desktop PCs, so the standard website is still worthwhile for most clients


A Web site designed for the small screens of smartphones. Mobile sites render their pages in narrow columns and often provide only a subset of their regular Web site.

Resources & Links

 All you need to know about Harness Racing in New Zealand


New Zealand Standardbred Breeders’ Association (NZSBA) was established in 1973 to actively promote the best interests of breeders and owners in all matters    of Harness Racing.

The New Zealand Harness Racing Trainers and Drivers Association Incorporated is a long established organisation representing all license-holders, be they trainer, driver or stable-hand, full-time or part-time.

 Equestrian news, information, classifieds, forums and more.

 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc (NZTR) is the governing body of the thoroughbred code in New Zealand.

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