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We are a locally owned and operated business in the heart of sunny, Central Otago. We operate out of Cromwell township and have our office centrally located for easy access. Drop on by and take a look at our awesome new space.

About Maru Smallridge

Maru is the owner and operator of Phoenix I.T in Cromwell.


He has been working with Information Technology systems for over a decade and has seen many of the changes implemented by Microsoft over that time.


(From Windows 98 through to Windows 10 today).


Maru initially trained as a Primary School teacher, but landed his first job at the local high school. Within one year he was offered the position of Head of Faculty for the Junior School end of the college and also the Teacher in charge of Information Technology.


Over the 11 years that he was there, Maru oversaw many changes to the College's Information Technology systems and also went back to study for two part time and one full time years, before starting his first I.T. business  which he later sold to go back into teaching.


He successfully completed courses of study in I.T Service and Support and service management.

He has the Cert ITSS, GradDipIT, ITIL and is also a fully certified corporate member of the professional body of Information Technology specialists in New Zealand, ITPNZ.


Maru recently completed a contract position with Google in Australia and NZ, where he oversaw the rollout of the Google Expeditions (VR) program to participating schools. 


As well as this Maru taught Information Technology to pre university level students for the 11 years he was at high school.


He has enjoyed his time in the Information Technology field and likes to see a job done well.





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