We are a consulting and communications agency.

The HenleyHutchings Difference

We care.

We see things through to the end. We have a genuine commitment to the outcomes of the work we do – be it supporting regional development strategies, implementing strategic communications programmes or developing business cases for investment. To every situation, we bring our top-level thinking, energy for new challenges and intellectual rigour.

We co-create.

We collaboratively develop solutions, often in environments where there is a wide range of stakeholders with differing perspectives or polarised positions. The combination of our experience, specialist skills and sector knowledge enables us to gain the respect of both public and private sector parties to unlock gridlock and facilitate change.

We relate.

Relationships are at the heart of what we do. Finding collaborative solutions between polarised positions is our one of our key skills. We enjoy working in varied places with different people – be it with Government, industry, our rural heartland or private enterprise. We often say we have ‘one foot in the regions and one foot in Wellington’.

HenleyHutchings see their work through. ‘They are not spray and walk away’
— Client survey 2019

We are experienced facilitators, collaborators, communicators, strategists and analysts.


Turning opposition into engagement.

Turning conflict into consensus.

Turning talk into action.



Applying the sharpest thinking to co-create expertly-crafted programmes, we work with regional, district and city councils, primary industry, tourism, urban sectors, Government departments, Government agencies, private sector clients and communities.

Manawatu-Whanganui: Accelerate25

Horizons Regional Council and Central Government agreed to collaborate to develop an economic development strategy which would enable the Manawatū-Whanganui region to realise its full potential in economic growth. HenleyHutchings was appointed to facilitate this.

Taranaki: Tapuae Roa

The four local authorities in the Taranaki region sought a new regional economic development strategy, action plan and investment strategy to help prioritise economic development investment and resources. HenleyHutchings partnered with MartinJenkins to deliver a whole-of-region Strategy and Action Plan.

Ruapehu: Our Greater Outdoors

Ruapehu District Council and Visit Ruapehu tasked HenleyHutchings with developing a unique and compelling destination strategy and visitor development plan for the region, which would maximise the opportunity provided by the region’s stunning natural landscape.