Good news for Apple geeks in New Zealand—the iPhone is coming (without the need for a hack!).

This week Vodafone announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network.

And I’m speculating we’ll see a new version of the iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June.

In an exciting new development for us, we have submitted our first CD to the iTunes Music Store and it has been accepted

In the Company of You is Tina’s third album and her first since she lost her hand in a tragic vehicle accident several years ago. Tina is a very talented guitarist, singer and song-writer and I have often likened her music to something between Dido and Jack Johnson.

With a folk music feel, there is usually a message or story to her songs with some upbeat and happy and others a little more melancholic. All of them on this CD, I think, evoke a feeling of Tina’s recent life journey.

Check it out at Tina Bridgman - In the Company of You … and, if you can, buy a copy to support a wonderful Golden Bay artist.

Lucid Design hopes to be able to help more New Zealand artists promote their music and get it out to the world so we are pretty excited about getting in to the iTunes Music Store.

We have been working with Shopify for almost two years now and have developed a number of sites built in Shopify. It is a fantastic system that is getting better all the time. For those who need a simple, fully functional shopping cart system, Shopify is perfect. It might not be endlessly customisable but it’s pretty fantastic.

Shopify is built in Ruby on Rails and uses the Liquid templating system which was actually developed by these guys specifically for Shopify.

Shopify is perfect for boutique shops, artists, wineries or anyone else starting out selling online.

For more information on Shopify, check out their online brochure or contact us.


Grazie Gifts has launched their fantastic range of New Zealand gift baskets just in time for the Holiday season. They have a wide range of baskets perfect for this time of year.

From their website

Situated in the sunny Bay of Plenty, Grazie gifts came about as we decided we needed a little something extra in our lives – something we were passionate about, something we enjoyed doing, and something that would make people smile – and Grazie gifts was born.

We aim to scour high and low or North and South to find great tasting gourmet treats that not only look good but get those taste buds screaming, those perfect pamper products that will delighted you and awaken your senses.

We will be adding more products soon so keep checking back to see what we have uncovered in the great gift hunt.


HEARTPOWER’s new shop has just gone live with a full range of their products and the ability to pay for and book events. Products include their latest book, HEART POWER, A User’s Guide to Life, and their latest CD package consisting of three 3-CD sets. Take a look at for more information or to order now.