Pete Smithies Media

One Stop Media Specialist

Pete Smithies Media

A One Stop Shop for all things Media

Pete Smithies Media


Based in Palmerston North, Pete Smithies Media offers a host of professional multi-media services not only in the Manawatu, but right across New Zealand.
With over 30 years experience across all the major media disciplines with little or no need to outsource, Pete Smithies Media offers New Zealand and Overseas clients a comprehensive service at competitive prices. 

Pete Smithies Media

Prices are based on an hourly rate of $125 + GST


Studio and Location professional photography. Indvidual and Family Portraiture, Landscapes, Groups, Live Events, Coroporate and more...


We can provide multi camera video recording options including aerial (drone) photography in 4K and HD formats. Post production editing. Script writing and more....


Our team can offer tailored solutions to fit any specific budget for your Wedding Photography and Video requiriement. Let us add extra gloss to your special day...


Whilst Google themselves insist that “No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google” that has not deterred some SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) specialists making claims to the contrary.


Professional and bespoke website solutions, Ecommerce options. Hosting includes Basis Site Maintenance and can include SSL cover....


We can design and produce logos, signage, business cards, letter heads, book covers,
strategic plans - including large scale exhibition solutions....


We can provide touch screen solutions as well as digital media for PC and Mac, Web based interactive programmes and blended learning options are available....

About Pete Smithies

Prior to launching Pete Smithies Media, I was the head of the Ministry of Defence department that I joined as an assistant photographer “way back” in 1982. During my time with the Ministry of Defence, I worked along-side and managed a staff of @ 20 talented media specialists.

I was also a senior focal point for the photographic profession for the British Army and instrumental in transitioning the photographic class into the digital arena.

My career provided me with a tremendous variety of media opportunities. This experience enabled me to gain an understanding and respect for all the major disciplines that are required in the multi-media industry. 

Whilst I enjoyed the responsibility of management, I did not lose the desire to create. I continued to play an active role in production work in all areas of the department.

Together with my wife Teresa, I emigrated to New Zealand in 2006, setting up Pete Smithies Media in Waiouru (Central North Island) as well as launching Whispers Gallery and Apartment. Whispers closed in 2014 when we relocated to Palmerston North..

Future Vision

Over the years, I have seen a tremendous overlapping of the individual disciplines in the media industry and many years ago I predicted that this “blurring” would continue to evolve well into the future. This prediction has been “the norm” for a number of years now – and with the arrival of AI technology – the landscape continues to widen.

My personal goal was to be diverse in what I do, whilst equipping myself with all the necessary skills to become a professional multi-media producer, accomplished project manager and team leader.

Since moving to New Zealand I have been able to utilize virtually all of the skills and experience that I accumulated over the years – whilst adding a number of others. Pete Smithies Media has allowed me to cultivate a wide portfolio of clients and It has been a delight to work for people who are passionate about what they do and appreciative of the ways in which I have helped them.

Now located in the Manawatu, in the lower North Island, Pete Smithies Media is your one stop shop for multi media production.
Call today to see how I can help you.