RECWORK (NZ) is a consultancy that specialises in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. We can build a team of professionals for a specific task, large or small.

We did undertake a variety of services including:                                              

  • Recreation and Tourism Planning
  • Parks and Reserves Planning
  • DOC Concession applications, processes and safety planning
  • Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Outdoor Recreation planning
  • Social Surveys & Research
  • Antarctic field logistics, travel and safety
  • Environmental and Community Governance

However, please note that Rex has now retired. Please contact us if you would like a referral. Thanks.

Projects include:

  • Te Kāhui o Taranaki Reserves Management Plan 2019 - 2029 (29 properties)
  • Land Inventory - Schedule 2 Te Kāhui o Taranaki Settlement
  • Okoki Pa Historic Reserve Management Plan 2017 - 2025 for Ngati Mutunga
  • Destination Taranaki - Taranaki Tourism Strategy - joint venture consultant
  • "Discover Taranaki" - establishment, consultation and concession process for new tourism venture in Taranaki
  • Regional advice - Walking Access Commission
  • Kapiti Island Tourism Concessions - facilitate style change and re-tender concessions
  • Te Araroa Trust - The Long Pathway; Feasibility Study Whanganui to Bulls
  • Taranaki Regional Sport & Physical Activity Strategy
  • Egmont National Park "3 Peaks Track" Fieldwork
  • Pinnacle Health PHO; Strategic Business Plan
  • South Taranaki District Council Active Recreation Strategy
  • 'Operation Egmont 2009' Communications Plan [DOC]
  • Iwi Consultation, Concession/RMA Processing [DOC]
  • Antarctic Field Guide and Lecturer, Orion Antarctic Expeditions and "The World"

Recent governance;

  • Land Search and Rescue New Zealand (LandSAR NZ) Board 2011 - 2017; Chair 2015 - 2017
  • Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki (WITT) Council 2010 - 2017
  • Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board 2007 - 2014; Chair 2012-14
  • Community Environmental Representative, Taranaki Regional Transport Committee 2008 - 2013

Contact details:

RECWORK (NZ), 804 Egmont Road, R.D. 2, New Plymouth 4372, New Zealand.
Mobile: 027 636 5460

The Principal for RECWORK (NZ) is Rex Hendry, BA (Soc), Dip Mgt, Dip Rec & Sport, Cert Outdoor Ed (UK), MAppMgt

Rex has over 30 years work experience in the parks, recreation and tourism industry.

  • NZ Adventurer of the Year Finalist 1984
  • A.N.Z.A.C. Fellow 1992
  • NZ Recreation Association Outstanding Project Award 1994
  • Air New Zealand Tourism Management Prize 2002
  • NZ Special Services Medal (Erebus) 2007
  • NZRA Accredited Professional 2010


'A Wee Walk in the Wilderness'

'Acorn to Acorn'

'Recreation Facility Management Handbook'

'A Guide to Green-Fringe Activities'

'Hoods in the Woods'


Hendry, R. (1993). User pays, who pays? The State of Leisure: 1st ANZALS Conference, February, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland.  User Pays, Who Pays?


Organisational Culture Meets Flexibility: Research into the relationship between organisational culture, adaptability, resilience and collaboration: Local authorities NZ