Our Journey

Terabyte is celebrating 30 years of digital this year, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip down memory lane! We've definitely seen digital transform over the years – from our beginnings as Teramedia working with CD-ROM to today as Terabyte Interactive building a range of innovative digital solutions. We've dug into the archives to bring you the very best bits from our past 30 years!

Terabyte through the years

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  • Digital Marketing Graphic Digital Marketing Graphic

    Tera FACT: Teramedia was born

    Teramedia was launched in 1990 as a News Corporation venture that designed, developed and marketed an award-winning edutainment internet portal and companion CD-ROM titles to children and K-12 educators in the USA.

  • Kiwi Kids ABC Te Papa CDROM Kiwi Kids ABC Te Papa CDROM

    Te Papa – KiwiKids

    Teramedia partnered with Te Papa to build a programme that could teach kids the alphabet the 'Kiwi' way. Kiwi Kids ABC contained fun animations and sounds reinforcing letter recognition, phonics and the concept of letter combinations.

  • Photo of Rupert Murdoch Photo of Rupert Murdoch

    Tera FACT: Rupert Murdoch once owned Terabyte

    Having established a strong newspaper publishing network, media giant INL turned its interests to building a magazine division in New Zealand, specifically in the digital space.
    Thus, INL took a 25% interest in Terabyte in 1994, with this increasing to 51% in June 1995.

  • Young Astronauts CDROM Young Astronauts CDROM

    Teramedia – Young Astronauts

    Designed based on the Young Astronaut Council's Curriculum, this CD-ROM contained 15 interactive activities and made maths, science and space an educational and entertaining resource.

  • Americas Cup Virtual Spectator Americas Cup Virtual Spectator

    Tera FACT: Terabyte helped create Virtual Spectator

    Terabyte was the co-mastermind behind Virtual Spectator, the software that produced graphic overlays for the America’s Cup! The insanely cool thing about this is that tt’s still used today!

  • Team Newscorp Website Team Newscorp Website

    News Corporation – Team Newscorp

    Terabyte designed and built a large, complex website for Team NewsCorp and delivered the entire project without any face-to-face contact as the client was USA-based! A secure client-specific Extranet made this all possible.

  • HSBC Global Education Website HSBC Global Education Website

    HSBC Bank – Global Education Challenge

    Terabyte designed HSBC’s Global Education Challenge with entertaining activities encouraging kids to have fun while learning! In just four months, more than 12,000 children worldwide had registered on the site to compete weekly.

  • NZ Radio Network Website NZ Radio Network Website

    The Radio Network

    Terabyte was selected to take TRN on a journey from radio to radio+online and built a website per station, supporting the station culture, programmes, rich content and, of course, advertising.

  • Maori Showbands Digital Exhibit Te Papa - Website Maori Showbands Digital Exhibit Te Papa - Website

    Te Papa – Maori Showbands

    Teramedia partnered with Te Papa to develop the first online exhibition illustrating the stories, memories and vibrancy of the Showbands’ community, all the while ensuring that the user could navigate through the content intuitively.

  • Malaysian Aquarium Journey Kiosk Malaysian Aquarium Journey Kiosk

    Aquawalk – Journey Kiosks

    Kuala Lumpur’s Aquaria takes visitors on a path from the rainforest down to the sea. Terabyte designed an extensible database-driven kiosk platform that allowed visitors to learn more about the creatures that inhabit the various aquarium zones.

  • Aquarium Tank Kiosk Aquarium Tank Kiosk

    Aquawalk – Discovery Kiosks

    Aquaria turned to Terabyte to build a range of kiosks and a deployment engine to manage their digital assets. Terabyte designed and built kiosks that allowed users to interact with underwater creatures and interesting facts and figures!

  • Volcanoes Exhibit Auckland Museum Volcanoes Exhibit Auckland Museum

    Auckland Museum – Volcanoes Interactive Exhibitions

    Working closely with TV One News and the institute of geological and nuclear sciences, Terabyte created a news bulletin for the entrance to the Auckland Museum’s Volcanoes gallery, and what appears to be an imminent volcanic eruption.

  • New Zealand Parliament Website New Zealand Parliament Website

    NZ Parliament

    From 2005 to 2018, Terabyte transformed NZ Parliament from a physical publisher to publishing millions of online pages from legacy publishing systems which enabled citizens to make submissions and petitions online.

  • Palmerston North City Council

    We asked Charnae, one of our longest-standing Terabyters, about her favourite project she's ever worked on and WOW this one is a blast from the past. The PNCC website enabled users to gain information about events and services and interact with the Council online helping them get things done quickly. Testing the PNCC website was Charnae's first ever job back in 2008, and since then we've redesigned and rebuilt their site to stay up to date & add new online services.

  • New Zealand Winegrowers Website New Zealand Winegrowers Website

    NZ Winegrowers

    We created a brand new digital experience for NZ Wine. After a series of workshops and ideation, we created a fully-responsive marketing platform built on Umbraco 7. The site takes the user on a journey through richly designed, clear pathways through NZ’s wine regions, industry news, information and education, and it integrates with the CRM for over 500 personalised winery pages. We were even nominated for a Webby award for this solution!

  • New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Website New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Website

    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

    Terabyte designed and built a new business.newzealand.com website with 7 regional content views across 4 languages all hosted in a multi-server infrastructure in Amazon Cloud!

  • The Hermitage Mount Cook Website The Hermitage Mount Cook Website

    Hermitage Hotel

    We transformed The Hermitage Hotel at Mt Cook to direct online bookings with full integration and a complex cloud-based hotel management system. This was the start of many tourism businesses transformed online over the following years.

  • Cardrona Website Cardrona Website


    As a digital partner of Cardrona, we redesigned their website and even introduced a live webcam feed and resort weather reports!

  • Hobbiton Movie Tours Website Hobbiton Movie Tours Website


    Bringing Middle Earth to everyone's homes with a fresh website design and build with integrated booking system for Hobbiton!