New Plymouth boutique hotel owner operator, Terry Parkes, is well-known in the community forhis enthusiastic support of the district’s artistic and cultural attractions. Through his award-winning Nice Hotel he has developed itineraries for visitors from around the world wanting
to experience the province’s cultural highlights, and his hotel showcases a representative collection of works by Taranaki and New Zealand artists.
A past president of Jaycees, Terry is actively involved in promotion of the New Plymouth business community, including sponsorship of business awards through the Chamber of Commerce. He is a civil union and funeral celebrant, donating all his fees to local charities.
Terry is a devotee of the works of Len Lye, believing New Plymouth very fortunate to hold the collection of the internationally renowned artist, and has incorporated an image of Lye’s Wind Wand sculpture in his hotel logo.
“With the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye legacy the district has a sound base on which to build a public art programme that will enrich and enliven our district for residents and visitors alike,” says Terry.