Date posted: 24/02/2020 4 min read

Auckland and Northland regional news

What’s been happening in Auckland and Northland and what’s coming up.

In Brief

  • Events recap
  • Upcoming events

Recent events

2020 Update: Maximise Your Membership in 2020 – 30 January 2020, Auckland

More than 700 members joined us online and in person to hear the CA ANZ Auckland team present an update on key initiatives, opportunities and matters that are relevant to you as a member. This session was aimed at equipping members with the knowledge and tools to get the most out of their CA ANZ membership in the year ahead and to uncover the many channels that are at your fingertips to stay on top of your continued professional development (CPD) requirements. This session was recorded and is available to view at no cost. For more details, please email

Leading Women in Finance: Leverage your Network – Build your Career – 26 February 2020, Auckland

Chartered Accountants ANZ recently partnered with Westpac NZ for an industry wide networking series – Leading Women in Finance, to promote, develop and celebrate female talent in the finance sector, starting with this exciting series with 'Leverage your Network – Build your Career'.

Our panellists discussed the importance of networks and how they have developed, built and leveraged these in their careers to date and how that translated into opportunities and ultimately success. The panel discussion was led by Angela Cameron, CEO at Consult Recruitment, Ian Hankins, CFO at Westpac, Priya Singh, ex-Fonterra General Manager and Entrepreneur as well as Peter Vial, NZ Country Head for Chartered Accountants ANZ who facilitated the discussion.

The event sold out, with 240 members in attendance. Watch this space for future events in this series.

NZ Public Practice Roadshow – 25-27 February 2020, Whangarei, Auckland North, Auckland Central Auckland & Auckland South

We had a great turnout for this year's Public Practice Roadshow. These interactive sessions provided updates on recent practice review results, common complaints against members and member queries as well as outlining key changes to the Code of Ethics and NZICA Rules. Information was also provided on recent findings from DIA's regulatory activities in respect of AML, an update on impending regulatory and legislative changes as well as information on tools and resources available to support members in public practice.

Upcoming events

In Conversation with Hilary Barry – 5 March 2020, Auckland (available via webcast)

In celebration of International Women's Day, we are proud to host a special breakfast event, In Conversation with Hilary Barry, with the support of our sponsors Westpac NZ. Are you coming?

One of New Zealand's most loved broadcasters and current Seven Sharp co-host, Hilary has graced our television screens and radio waves for the past 30 years. The recent winner of the 'Best Presenter: News & Current Affairs' Award, Hilary has interviewed prime ministers, presidential candidates and covered some of NZ's biggest stories.

Join us to hear Hilary relate how she made her way to where she is now, sharing stories and insights that helped her establish herself as a household name

This event is open to members and non-members. Join us in person at our Parnell Conference Centre or online for a live webcast. This session will not be recorded, so get in quick because seats are limited.

A Special Evening with Sir Donald Brydon - 5 March 2020, Auckland – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Unfortunately Sir Donald Brydon is now unable to travel to New Zealand next week due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions.  Sir Donald has found the decision to cancel his trip very difficult to make and is disappointed he cannot be with us.

The evening event on Thursday 5 March is cancelled. We hope this turns out to be just a postponement and that we will be able to get Sir Donald down to New Zealand later in the year.  Watch this space.

You Unlimited 2020 – 12 March 2020, Auckland

If you're a penultimate or final-year tertiary student studying an accounting or finance degree, or a recent graduate, the Chartered Accountants ANZ You Unlimited 2020 event (formerly known as Employment Evening) is a great way to prepare for the next step in your career.

Take this opportunity to learn more about the future of the accounting profession, the skills you will need and what employers are looking for through speaker sessions, a panel discussion and networking with local organisations.

Make a great first impression with tips from a mock interview demonstration, and get a professional profile photo taken.

For more details, please contact Sabina Pereira from the Careers Engagement Team on phone 0272 025 873 or email

Public Practice Conference – 7 April 2020, Auckland – New in market!

Don't miss this opportunity to acquire the knowledge and information you need to proactively service your clients, learn about technologies for innovation and to realise efficiencies and prepare your firm for accelerated growth, all while networking in a thought-inspiring and collaborative setting.

Designed specifically for practitioners in small- to medium-sized firms, the NZ Public Practice Conference will showcase key presenters and bring together like-minded peers to provide the knowledge and tools to master the challenges that are affecting your practice.

This event is open to members and non-members.

Women in Business Conference – 17 April 2020, Auckland

This year's Women in Business Conference offers a unique opportunity to hear from inspirational and high-achieving professional leaders who will share practical tips on how to build confidence, be more strategic with decisions, improve personal presence and maintain your authenticity.

Gain a unique insight into the journey of the women who have become leaders of their industry and learn how to leverage and develop your own leadership and emotional intelligence skills.

Our delegates are senior leaders and key decision makers, professionals in middle leadership roles and aspiring women leaders from a range of industries and managerial backgrounds.

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