Whangarei, New Zealand
Phone Donna Russell: 094347310



We strive to find the best 
design and solutions for your project

With so many years of experience, we’ve found that no two businesses or organisations are ever exactly the same, even if they are in the same field.

This is why solutions need to be customised and flexible. Here’s what you can expect when working with us:

We’ll encourage and help you to come up with your wishlist – you might not know some of the possibilities as all media is constantly changing.

From there, we’ll come up with a proposal and estimate, based on the information provided. We’ll work with you to come up with a realistic timeline where the content is assembled. 

We’ll work until you’re happy with the solution and then provide friendly support over the years as your project evolves.

Project examples include 

Bay of Islands Music Festivals Trust

E-builders organises all of the media needs for the two festivals run by the trust each year: the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival and the Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival.


The New Zealand Institute of Building Inspectors needed a website and a system for recording Continuing Professional Development for its members.


With the huge popularity of cake decorating, this busy shop has hundreds of products. The website also has a point of sale component for their shop sales.

Gallery Helena Bay

A gorgeous spot out on the coast from Whangarei, the Gallery Helena Bay offers a gallery, cafe and sculpture garden.

Donna Russell

Diploma in Journalism, Auckland University of Technology
Graduate Diploma in Media Studies, Massey University
Senior Sub-editing training, London
Director E-builders since 2000
Social Media Marketing Certificate

E-builders NZ has evolved as technology has quickly changed over the years. From early beginnings making websites in Dreamweaver, we now offer content management systems so clients can look after websites themselves. 

I use a range of solutions, and have built websites with WordPress, Drupal, Magenta, Joomla, Prestashop, Shopify and OsCommerce.

I call on other specialists when I need their expertise for my clients.

I’m a keen photographer, and am secretary of the Whangarei Camera Club, which is a skill that comes in handy when clients are short of images.

I continue to write, completing assignments for the Northern Advocate on a regular basis as well as other publications.

When I get away from the keyboard, I enjoy tennis at Maunu Tennis Club and Northland Tennis Seniors as well as outdoor bowls with my Dad at Maungatapere Bowling Club. I’m also keen on artwork, including sketching, painting and I’m trying to learn to weld stainless steel sculptures.

With my husband, I’m continuing my lifelong love of travel.