Ngā Kōwhiringa mō te Pūtea Penapena Ā-Taiwhenua

Novel financing solutions for supporting land use change.

Perrin Ag is collaborating on a project which will help landowners find alternative ways to fund land use changes as they look to future proof their businesses.

New Zealand farmers are being prompted to diversify their farm systems to make sure their businesses are resilient to the changing climate and extreme weather events, to meet environmental expectations and regulations, and to diversify their income streams.

Bank funding isn’t always an option. Some landowners need new and innovative financing solutions to help them overcome barriers to land diversification by funding land use and capital-intensive land management changes. This project investigates solutions to help make this happen.

Diverse ideas are being captured in workshops with participants from a wide range of backgrounds. These ideas will then be assessed against case studies and an evaluation criterion to identify what options could benefit from further research, development and support.

The research aims to provide a line of sight between the obstacles to land-use change and financing solutions that could overcome them. Case studies will demonstrate how financing options may be utilised, and their potential impacts. One of the case studies will consider challenges, opportunities, and potential financing solutions from the perspective of whenua Māori landowners and managers.

How Can the Research Be Used?

The goal of this project is to help farmers and other land stewards identify and pursue innovative financing options to support informed land-use change decisions, with a view to improving environmental and economic outcomes on New Zealand’s whenua.

The investment sector can draw on this research when developing new models of investment in land use change, to include greater flexibility, identify risk factors, and ensure that potential financing options are suitable for whenua Māori owners and land management entities.

This research will support planners within regional councils and in central government to consider how financing may support or hinder regulatory responses

The project is funded by Our Land and Water National Science Challenge.

The work is being carried out by Perrin Ag’s Carla Muller and Rob Brazendale in collaboration with Dr Parehau Richards and Kiriwaitingi Rei from GHA Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants.

The project is expected to be completed by June 2023.

Lee Matheson

Tumuaki Whakahaere / Consulant Matua

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

Nā tana whakapakeketanga i Pōneke i haere mai ai a Lee ki tana mahi nei. He Tāhū Paetahi Pūtaiao Otaota, ā, he mātanga hoki a Lee ki te tāhua mākete. Nā tana tūranga Pouwhakahaere e kore e kaha a Lee ki te puta ki ngā pāmu, heoi anō ki te puta atu ia ki waho, ka hākoakoa katoa ngā koko o tōna ngākau. He ahakoa kai te tari e mahi ana a Lee ināianei, kai konei tonu ia e kaha ana ki te tohutohu ki te arahi ki te tuku i ana matauranga rautaki a pāmu , ona whakaaro auaha, ana matauranga a Kāwanatanga, te mātai whakangao me te rangahau ohaoha ki ngā taringa pakiki.

A waho atu i a Perrin Ag, he tangata aroha ki te whakaako whutupōro, te mātakitaki i ana tokotoru e pakeke tupu ana me te ngaki māra tahi me tana hoa rangatira a Haidee.

“Kai reira kē te ihi o taku mahi, ko te whakarangatira i ngā tangata mahi tahi pēnei i a tatou me te whakaputanga o ngā apataki ki te ao marama i runga i ngā whakatutukitanga a wō rātou tumanako-ā-ngākau. Mēnā tatou e tāea ki te whakaakiaki i ngā tangata pāmū ki te hono ki wō rātou kiritaki, me te ū a ringa raupā nei ki te ara whakaputa, me te titiro whānui ki tā rātou pākihi , ka harikoa katoa ahau i te mōhiotanga he ao ki tua mō tēnei tūmomo mahi”.