About Us

WinStar Digital Marketing

Our Story

Based in Whakatane Stuart began WinStar in 2016 with the aim of delivering uncomplicated solutions for his clients wanting to attract a wider audience via the Internet.  

Cheryl joined Stuart soon after, sharing the same passion for helping their clients to grow their businesses on line by working with them to design an effective social media strategy, customised to satisfy  each client’s requirements.

Right from the start Stuart and Cheryl have been able to offer the latest in technology and design enabling their clients to achieve a consistent online presence helping to build their brand and gain a wider reach.

Digital Marketing Strategy Whakatane

What We Do

WinStar® work with you to help drive traffic to your business online.

We offer a step by step process turning your ideas into reality online.

WinStar Offers Digital Marketing Solutions

Website Development

Winstar provides complete website packages including hosting for businesses of all sizes.

Advanced SEO

We will analyse and refine your website improving your ranking on Google search, Bing and other search engines.

Google AdWord Management

Advertising created to target your ideal customers

Facebook Campaigns

Widen your advertising reach with boosted Facebooks campaigns


We review your advertising analytics on a monthly basis and fine tune your advertising to maximise traffic

Email Marketing

Add the option for customers to subscribe on your website

We know how to make an impression!

Just Ask Some Of Our Customers


Who We Are


Cheryl Cross

Social Media Director

Cheryl started her professional career in 1999. She has a Charted Management Diploma in Management (CMIDIP MAN) Stockport College 2004 – 2006.

From 2002 to 2004 she achieved work based qualifications in Administration, Customer Services and Team Leadership.

Cheryl has been employed across a wide range of  corporate organisations both Government and Private sectors.

She has various qualifications in leadership, management, customer services and administration.

Cheryl is passionate about delivering creative, smart, innovations that get their clients’ businesses seen online.

Digital Marketing Strategy Whakatane
Digital Marketing Strategy Whakatane

Stuart Cross

Managing Director

In 1999 Stuart was employed by an international industry leading software provider in the UK. He designed and developed a wide variety of Enterprise Applications and Website Content Management Systems.

From 2002 to 2016 Stuart was employed as a development team leader progressing to become a development manager.

In 2016 Stuart decided to start his own digital development company in Whakatane called WinStar

Stuart has a passion for delivering functional, secure, eye catching, professional products that make it easy for their clients’ customers to reach them with minimum effort. In turn helping their businesses to maximise sales.

Service Quality Model

This is how we work with our clients.

You might want

→             To reach a wider audience

→             To enhance your online presence

→             To develop your Social Media and SEO

→             Your brand shown professionally on line.

→             To develop a mobile-friendly website.

→            Online purchasing capability.

How we work

Web Development

Our websites are designed to enhance your brand. They are modern, stylish, secure and mobile friendly with many features available such as online stores and payments. We develop, design, maintain and host websites.

Advanced SEO

If you are looking to move your website up the Google/Bing search rankings then add the Advanced Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) option to your website package.

Digital Strategy & Social Media

We offer a digital marketing strategy service to help organisations understand where they are going and what needs to be done online.

We also offer a range of social media management services as part of the strategy service.

Google Management

We will create, manage and optimise your AdWords to ensure they target your ideal customers driving them to your business

We can also optimise your Google My Business to ensure local searches find your business.

Where We Operate

In New Zealand,
WinStar has many happy customers locally throughout Whakatane, Kawerau, Ohope and also further afield in Tauranga and Auckland.

In Europe,
WinStar has happy customers in the UK and Belgium,


Jasmine Ellis
Jasmine Ellis
05:43 09 Dec 22
Stuart has been amazing has done everything we have asked for quick smart and the website looks great.
David Owen
David Owen
05:36 09 Jun 22
Great service from this company. Nothing is ever too much trouble, always really quick to sort things out and... proactive to suggest improvements. Thanks so much Winstarread more
Alan Morton
Alan Morton
01:51 04 Aug 21
Every appointment is attended to professionally and on time, no waiting. Stuart listens to my needs and ideas and... conveys useful information concisely. Nothing is ever too much trouble and I'm looking forward to learning how to manage much more of my own site as I go forward. The only thing that I struggle with a bit at times is Stuarts broad accent on my 75 year old Kiwi ear, but he doesn't mind repeating things if I don't quite catch on. I have no hesitation in recommending this business.read more
Karen Murray
Karen Murray
00:25 06 Feb 21
Cheryl and Stuart are awesome to work with. Good local business .
Tanya Ballantyne
Tanya Ballantyne
00:09 23 Apr 20
Highly recommend Cheryl and Stu. Great ideas for our business and always doing that bit extra. Thank you
Jade Elliott
Jade Elliott
19:44 27 Nov 19
Great experience. Highly recommend! From initial inquiry to final product outcome Stuart and his team have been... professional, exceeded my expectations and delivered to a tight timeline. Also, because I'm not digital savvy Stuart has taken the time to teach me the basics of website management. Thanks Winstar!read more
Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson
00:30 25 Nov 19
Stuart has done a great job putting together Fleck Water's website for us. He has a v good grasp of technical aspects... and it was enjoyable working with him. I appreciated his responsiveness to finnessing the prototype and generally helpful attitude.read more
katrina moir
katrina moir
21:29 07 Nov 19
Fantastic service, we are pleased with the website to promote our business
Peter Blair
Peter Blair
03:29 01 Nov 19
Winstar have in developing our websites been not only professional but have done so in a timely manner with good... communication and with great value, thank you.read more
Mark Andrew
Mark Andrew
00:47 01 Jun 19
Great people to work with and a truly professional service. Would happily recommend to anyone needing any digital media... assistance.read more
Natalie Jamieson
Natalie Jamieson
22:33 25 Apr 19
Very helpful when wanting to redesign our website, sales have improved 10 fold since switching to Winstar. Looking... forward to growing our business with the support of Stuart and the team. Always fast to respond to any queries we have and fix and glitches. Highly Recommend *****read more
Sasha Cessford
Sasha Cessford
04:22 09 Mar 19
Winstar - you have absolutely blown me away with our social media session. Your knowledge is outstanding and your... ability to translate it to a lay person was refreshing.I had so many great recommendations which led me to you and I look forward to designing my website. When I compared your websites to others the professional appearance stands out a mile.Thank you so much Cheryl and Stu.read more
Barcode Logistics
Barcode Logistics
10:41 29 Nov 18
I've been using Winstar NZ Ltd for my web development and hosting for over 2 years now. They have a good understanding... of my business and what I require from them. We are just about to launch a new interactive platform that which has been specifically built by them to suit my unique needs. Exiting times ahead !Can't recommend them highly enoughread more
Carrie Robinson
Carrie Robinson
19:26 12 Nov 18
I can’t thank Stuart enough for delivering my website needs to an extremely high standard and very professionally.... Nothing is too much trouble and he explains everything very well. Thanks again so much and we’ll definitely be working together again in the future.read more
Brad Shaw
Brad Shaw
02:39 09 Nov 18
Stuart from Winstar was absolutely awesome to deal with. We required an updated and more sophisticated website and he... surpassed my expectations. Nothing was a problem and i would highly recommend to anybody looking for a good quality, affordable and user friendly website.read more
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