recent and relevant projects
HenleyHutchings, in association with NZIER, commenced work on a Growth Study for the Manawatu-Whanganui region. Completed in 2015, the study focused on the contemporary issues facing the region, and identified eight key areas of opportunity and three 'enablers' to increase job opportunities and quality of life in the Manawatū-Whanganui region by connecting people, business, Iwi and the environment.
In Canterbury, as with other regions in New Zealand, water is a vital and valued resource for a wide range of rural and urban interests. The rapid growth of water use in irrigation had been a contentious issue for many years and its management had become both very complex and frustrating. HenleyHutchings' Geoff Henley played a key role in the development of the Strategy.
As part of a Government Relations programme, we have worked with the NZ Aged Care Association's the at every General Election since 2005 to manage a government lobbying campaign. This campaign has been successful in raising the awareness of the Government of the day and in encouraging them to invest resources into the key issues highlighted.
Irrigation plays an important role in the agricultural sector. HenleyHutchings has extensive experience in how to derive wealth creation from irrigation, whilst also managing resources sustainability. It is not without its challenges, as a quick review of the national scene would testify.
The role of Regional Councils is rapidly changing as the pressure on natural resources increases, and the need to moderate development and environmental priorities becomes more important. This challenge is being faced by all regional councils to a greater or lesser extent and we are actively working with several councils on the development and delivery of their strategic direction.
The New Zealand Institute of Architects recognises the importance of remaining connected to their membership base. They must communicate and advocate on behalf of their industry, so it is important that they are perceived by members as having their finger on the pulse and ‘doing the right things’.
HenleyHutchings worked with associate Ray Salter to investigate and compile a report exploring how closer integration, leadership and alignment between interested parties in North Taranaki could achieve more rapid implementation of several key recreational projects within the region.
HenleyHutchings works with several organisations within the Fertiliser Industry including the Fertiliser Association and the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme (NMACP) and OVERSEER®, of which the Fertiliser Industry is a shared owner with MPI and AgResearch.