Webgirl's World ... the way it really is!

Welcome!

May 2014 by Dale Hartle

This is the home page for the Webgirl website, the personal website for Dale Hartle.

On this site you will find information about Dale, her current activities and projects, and links to websites and photo galleries managed by Dale.

On the Websites page, you will find detailed information about the private websites created and managed by Dale.

Recent Projects

Reserve Finder: A new website launched in March 2013 containing policies, bylaw and descriptions of all Porirua City reserves. This website includes maps and photos. Visit the Reserve Finder website to see what Porirua has to offer. The Reserve Finder was a finalist in the ALGIM 2013 Online Services Awards for Best New Website.

Regional Reform: A website launched in March 2013 for the Local Government Reform Working Party with information and resources about the proposed local government reforms in Wellington. Visit the Regional Reform website to see what all the fuss is about!

Completed Projects

Live Beyond Your Means: This website, launched in December 2012, was the brainchild of the Communications and Marketing Manager at Porirua City Council to encourage prospective property purchasers and people looking for rentals to consider Porirua as a potential place to live. The concept is that people will get more for their buck in Porirua than in other places around the Wellington Region. The website has interesting information about each of Porirua's suburbs, a photo gallery of typical homes and views, and a link to TradeMe properties for the latest listings. Visit LiveBeyond to find out more.

Porirua City Sports Grounds Updates: This website which went live at the end of June 2011 is designed to give fast accurate information about the status of the Porirua City Sports Grounds, whether they are open or closed, and any notes. It was designed for use by the Parks Supervisor to publish this information for desktop and mobile users. Visit the Updates.co.nz website to see more. This site won 3rd place in the ALGIM Innovation Awards in November 2011.

Dash Swim School: Dale completed the building of the new Dash Swim School website on 20 December 2010. This website was built to better promote the swim school based at Cannons Creek Pool. Visit the Dash Swim School website.

Porirua Library website: The new Porirua Library website which went live in early July 2011 focuses all the library information on a new front end to the library catalogue. This website was designed using to follow the same colour scheme as the catalogue, and adds a new dimension to the library information. Visit the Porirua Library website to see more.

Porirua City Council website upgrade, February 2009: Dale has completed an overhaul of the Porirua City Council website, and implemented a new design template. The website includes an A-Z search function for services and publications, an upgraded GIS system, and the ability to pay rates online. The website was ranked the third best website in New Zealand in February 2009 by ALGIM.

At the Association of Local Government Information Managers Web Symposium in Wellington on 4 May 2010, Porirua City Council's website was named the Best Council Website, and received the Supreme Award. Improvements to the site during the year involved content updates and additions, electronic newsletters, photo galleries, and new banner images. The meeting documents system was also upgraded and online submission forms have been added. At the 2011 ALGIM Web Symposium the PCC website was runner-up in the Supreme Web Award. In 2012 the Sports Grounds Updates website won an Excellence in Information Management award.

Visit the Porirua City Council website.

Te Rauparaha Arena: Dale completed the design and build of the new Te Rauparaha Arena website in October 2008. The Arena is a multi-purpose sports and events centre in Porirua City. Visit the Te Rauparaha Arena website for current and future events and information. This website underwent a makeover and was relaunched at the end of August 2009.

View the Grand Opening Gala Dinner photo gallery.

Porirua Cemetery Headstone Photographs: Dale has completed an audit of the Porirua Cemetery database and loaded on to the Porirua City Council website over 850 headstone images in 2012. There are nearly 7000 images for the Whenua Tapu and Porirua Cemeteries, and over 100 for the Pauatahanui Burial Ground. Visit the Cemetery Search system. An exhibition about the Pauatahanui Burial Ground was on display at Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures in November 2009.

Heritage Roses Photo Gallery: Dale has prepared a photo gallery of images of the historic roses at the Pauatahanui Burial Ground. She has also prepared a booklet describing each image for publication. The ownership of the burial ground has been transferred to the Porirua City Council through an Act of Parliament. Visit the Heritage Rose page and photo gallery.

Last Updated: 1 January 2014