Reimagining a low emissions future

We are returning to Northland & Southland in 2024 with some thought provoking scenarios developed from initial community work in 2023 and we want your feedback.

These workshops are designed to collect feedback from those in the communities across Te Tai Tokerau Northland and Murihiku Southland about how they would envisage a low emissions future in the region might look in these different scenarios.

Earlier this year, we met with key industry connections where we learnt about what is important to these communities in forming a healthy, lower emissions future for Murihiku/Southland and Te Tai Tokerau/Northland.

We will be running five workshops across the Southland region in March 2024, and five across the Northland region in February 2024 to share, test and refine these scenarios with farmers and growers throughout the region.

If you are curious about what each of these scenarios entail, we would love to hear from you. The goal for these workshops is to test these scenarios and get your input into how they should be developed further, and collect as much feedback as possible from those attending.

What’s in it for you?

As a result of the collaboration with rural and urban communities, four future scenarios were developed:


Diversity is a new speciality
Innovative local businesses, mixed landscapes, and flexible employment


The world’s food basket of choice
Increased plant-based foods, vibrant rural communities, Mātauranga Māori Incorporated


Feeding the world
Well-resourced training, export opportunities, efficient production, skilled workers


Green shoots
Overseas investment, alternate food systems and production, urban drift.

Workshop dates & locations

We will be in Northland from the 19th February - 23rd February 2024 , and Southland from 4th – 8th March 2024.

Current locations (subject to interest) are:

February 2024
19 February 2024
20 February 2024
20 February 2024
21 February 2024
22 February 2024
23 February 2024
MARCH 2024
4 March 2024
5 March 2024
6 March 2024
7 March 2024
8 March 2024



Costs are covered by the NZAGRC: New Zealand
Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.
Morning tea and lunch provided.

Low Emissions Future workshops NZ

Registration process


Spaces are limited! Register your interest by filling out the form below.


We will then be in touch to confirm your interest, with specific dates and venues.

Register your interest

Lee Matheson

Managing Director
Principal Consultant

B.Appl.Sc (Hons), FNZIPIM (Reg)

Lee came to agribusiness consultancy via the unlikely pathway of a suburban Wellington upbringing, an Honours degree in plant science and a six-year career in the financial markets. In his role as the firm’s MD, Lee doesn’t get out on-farm as much as he used to but makes the most of it when he does. While having swapped the paddock for the boardroom, Lee continues to provide advice in the areas of farm business strategy, farm system innovation, corporate governance, investment analysis and economic research.

Outside of Perrin Ag, Lee loves to spend his time coaching rugby, watching his three kids play sport and gardening with his wife Haidee.

“I love the challenge of empowering people in our primary sectors and the excitement of seeing clients achieving their aspirations. If we can encourage farmers to engage with their consumers, take a more active involvement in their supply chains and view their businesses through a wider lens, then I think our industries have a great future.”