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Lindis Consulting

environment   recreation   tourism

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Lindis Consulting is a New Zealand company focused on people’s use of natural areas. Dr Kay Booth is the Director and principal consultant for Lindis Consulting, and has over 25 years of experience in natural resource management and outdoor recreation planning.

At Lindis our philosophy is that good environmental decision-making is based on sound information and the involvement of communities. To help provide a robust information base, we offer expertise in research and planning for recreation and tourism. To help people engage with natural resource management, we are involved in various forms of community involvement.


  • Recreation and tourism planning
  • Research and monitoring
  • Policy development
  • Assessment of environmental effect
  • Expert evidence
  • Management planning
  • Facilitation
  • Governance (boards)
  • Resource management commissioner

Our core business is people’s use of natural areas. We have particular expertise in outdoor recreation, tourism and conservation. While our bread and butter work is research and planning, we are increasingly getting involved with collaborative multi-stakeholder projects and resource management commissioner work.

Lindis Consulting was established in 2007 when Kay Booth decided it was time to return to full-time consulting after 13 years as an academic at Lincoln University. Kay brings her previous consultancy experience to Lindis and offers applied research and planning to the recreation, tourism and natural environment sectors. Kay previously traded as Kay Booth and Associates. She relocated from Canterbury to sunny Nelson in late 2011.

Lindis is a young company, but its people have an intimate knowledge of New Zealand’s natural resource-base, as well as the tourism and recreation sectors. Called after the alpine pass that links Central Otago with the Mackenzie Country, the company’s name highlights the importance of the natural resource base to all of our work.

Lindis epitomises all the good things about a small Kiwi company – it’s innovative, competent and nimble. Lindis is able to respond to a client’s needs by tailoring teams appropriate to a project. We place great importance on building strong relationships with our clients. Our mantra is to deliver high quality results on time – we aim to go that extra mile.

Lindis often works with others to best meet a client’s needs. Recent collaborations include projects undertaken with Lincoln University, University of Otago, Cawthron Institute, Rob Greenaway & Associates, and Wraight Associates.

People are chosen to suit individual projects. For research projects, Kay commonly seeks out bright postgraduate students. It’s one way Lindis can assist the sector – by providing professional development for future leaders.


  • mob. +64 21 224 4480
  • Lindis Consulting
    PO Box 1984, Nelson 7040
    New Zealand