Our Work


Some of our stories and other content

Talk to Sweet Orange if your goal is to influence and inspire with words. We’re responsive, versatile, fun to work with, and we’ll get you the results you need.

Celebrity Chef’s Cocktails

Kiwi celebrity chef Simon Gault turned from the kitchen to the bar as he launched a fabulous gourmet cocktail range during lockdown. For Gault’s Cocktails, Sweet Orange produced the words for the website including cocktail descriptions, and a press release to let the world know about his mission to revolutionise cocktail-making at home. Get transported to your favourite holiday destination without leaving your deck! Because… who doesn’t love a margarita or piña colada?

Helping school kids thrive

Cluey Learning is an Australasian platform that offers personalised English and Maths tutoring programmes for children in schoolyears 3-11. We work with them on their blog, covering topics from how the Māori language is taught in schools through to homeschooling in New Zealand, and from Tips for Teachers to Diversity in New Zealand schools.  You can find the articles here.

Blog & eDM for Millwoods

Millwoods began as an Australian kids’ shoe brand, creating high-quality leather shoes focusing on style, comfort and durability. It wasn’t long before mums craved the same style and comfort as their kids. Owner Jane headed back to the design board to create a range of stylish, fashion forward and ultra-comfortable women’s shoes. To give her beautiful customers a little extra, she decided to work with Sweet Orange and share articles on fashion, styling and – shoes! You can read them in The Millwoods Journal.

For women of substance

Lifestyle editorial writing is something we love to do, especially for M2woman Magazine. It is a content hub that brings the best in women’s lifestyle for every woman of substance – the leaders, the innovators, the creatives and the game-changers. Martine writes stories for M2 each month about a range of interesting topics such as success, wellbeing, health, travel, leadership and diversity.

Website refresh for Geneva

Geneva Finance is a New Zealand-owned company that provides flexible finance options for Kiwi consumers. Their website had gone stale and did not convert, as it didn’t speak directly to their target audience. With a brand refresh from Splash Marketing and SEO copywriting from Sweet Orange, all that was fixed. They now look better than the rest. Check out the new Geneva Finace website here.

SEO copywriting that works!

Rhino Blinds is a New Zealand company that manufactures and installs the best outdoor blinds, shades, awnings, covered pergolas and freestanding carports for Kiwis to enhance their outdoor living spaces. They engaged an SEO company who promised the earth to improve their website rankings but the results were poor.  Unhappy with that provider, they tried Sweet Orange instead and that’s when the magic happened. As we know how to write for humans AND for Google, our expert SEO copywriting service made a real difference. Now, they get found!

Featured in Woman’s Day

A Sweet Orange press release written for Karmyn Wynyard and pitched in the right places resulted in a 4-page Real Life feature for her and her business Kawacure in New Zealand’s No. 1 weekly magazine. We know how to get your story noticed and have fantastic media contacts. The cost for a fantatic press release and follow up is less than you may think, so if you are ready to tell your story… contact us today! 

Diamonds and a best friend

A fun and insightful profile of Tauranga’s favourite gem expert Harry van Heerden from Peet Jewellers (since rebranded as Harico) with a starring role for little Jackson. Harry talks about business and he calls his tiny dog his best networking tool as for what the tiny pooch lacks in size, he makes up for in personality.

Cleanliness is good for you

Working with this team from Auckland to get the website and a blog for their cleaning and home organising company Spruce Cleaning up and running was so much fun. We love clients that are motivated, enthusiastic, and know what they want! This business saves their clients lots of time, which is essentially what we do, too. They use professional cleaning and organising services to make people’s lives easier, and we use our copywriting skills to do the same.

Things to do in Whakatāne

Beautiful Whakatāne is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, frequently topping the record of sunshine hours in a year, which makes it perfect to enjoy adventures outdoors and take in the stunning scenery as well as keeping your body moving. It’s also the home of an amazing massage therapy clinic, Body Mechanics on George St, and for them we write a monthly blog. If you’re out and about exploring the region, allow some time for a fantastic massage, too. You can thank us later. 

A Taste of Bali

Slow travel, outdoor adventures, a little luxury and indulgence… There is so much magic in our world! Travel writing is one of Martine’s life-long passions. Kindly invited by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Martine wrote this travel piece about her visit to Bali where she discovered a truly unique and personalised experience and incredible cuisine. 

Exceptional coach & healer

There is a lot of fluff out there around Mindset Coaching and Energy Healing, and the last thing you need from your coach is BS. Deb Griffiths keeps it real. As a specialist in both healing and coaching, Deb’s purpose is to uplift, empower and inspire others so they can reach their full potential in all areas of life. We love working with her! 

Law Shop with a difference

This Rotorua law firm with an awesome team of nearly all women provides legal advice in a holistic way, without confusing jargon, and at a fair price. We took care of their website content, newsletters, articles and the huge news/blog section. It is full of interesting info and you can

Why we love Tauranga 

Fast-growing Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, is becoming a city to be reckoned with. Although it’s noticeably busier and a little more congested on the roads than a few years ago, it’s easy to see why so many people are attracted to Tauranga and the Mount

A better way to Grill  

Cedar plank and cedar wrap cooking has come to New Zealand! It’s a culinary treat with an interesting history that’s utilised worldwide by chefs and home cooks alike. Cedar adds a truly unique flavour to a huge range of food by combining the earthiness of natural wood and smoked flavour created by indirect heat. CedarWorks NZ asked us to write the copy for their website, help them with digital marketing, and promote their amazing, unique products.  

Weinbox Builders 

This friendly family-owned construction company is a trusted name in Hamilton and the wider Waikato region. The team thrives on providing excellent service and workmanship to their clients and take care of design, construction and project management for residential or commercial construction projects. With a strong focus on SEO as this is a hugely competative industry, we took care of the words for their website.

Jaime Rose – Employment Advocate

This Auckland-based employment advocate’s vision is to guide individuals towards professional wellbeing. She assists with professional development and guidance or with representation and advocacy for people who are in a conflict situation at work. Like, us, Jaime works with people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, cultures, faiths, and genders with the utmost respect for everyone’s individual story. That’s a great fit with Sweet Orange, and we’ve enjoyed helping Jaime with her content.

Story of a mother, artist, and cancer survivor

Danish-born Kalou Koefoed was just 38 when she was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. It changed her life but also inspired her to create an amazing interactive art project. Martine writes about Kalou’s journey, her exhibition, and the rare disease that took Farrah Fawcett’s life but Kalou thankfully survived.

NZ’s premiere Hunting & Outdoors event

Since 2013 until ownership changed in October 2020, we’ve taken care of all marketing and media for the Sika Show, New Zealand’s largest 2-day event for the hunting community. More than 6000 Kiwi hunters came to Taupo each year to visit the show and enjoy the competitions, taxidermy, and the latest innovations in hunting and outdoor-related products and services. In 2018, the show was covered on the national news twice. 

Saving the Bean Bag

As the world starts making more environmentally conscious choices, there finally is a sustainably sourced alternative bean bag fill. Made from plants, EcoBeans’ compostable biopolymer product keeps its shape beautifully. It’s non-toxic, an eco-friendly alternative for plastic bean bag fill, and suitable for bean bags of all shapes and sizes. We’ve created their website and took care of 90 Days of Social Media content. 

Look at my bosom buddy

When writing for the NZ Herald and working as the online editor for the Bay of Plenty Times, Martine had a weekly column in the paper about all that was weird and wonderful online. Although this one was written in 2014, it is still her best read and most talked about opinion piece

It is time to tell your story?

Are you looking for someone who can produce text for your website or do you need words for an article in print?
Martine’s copywriting skills, SEO knowledge and creativity always hit the spot!