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 Manawatu-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.