Date posted: 21/08/2018 3 min read

Auckland-Northland Regional News August 2018

Find out what's been happening in Auckland and Northland

In Brief

  • Recent events
  • Upcoming events

Recap of last month’s events/activities

Business Briefs: Building Digital Stories Through Social Media - 14 August

In our latest session of Business Briefs we heard from Tom Reidy, Head of Social Media and Digital Innovation at TAG The Agency. Tom shared his insights on how a brand can tell a story through the use of social media, and how it can be used to grow your business and reach your target audience. We had a great turnout with more than 200 people registered both in person and online.

Launch of Capability Audit Report with Hon. Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, Sports and Recreation - 22 August

In conjunction with The Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business, CA ANZ hosted the launch of the Diversity Think(ing) Tank and its Diverse Thinking Capability Audit of New Zealand Board Rooms. The Honourable Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, launched the Capability Audit report. We also heard key wisdom from top directors interviewed about why diverse thinking matters and how best to improve such thinking in New Zealand board rooms. Mai Chen also presented on new tools to measure and to grow diverse thinking in the board room.

Inspiring Breakfast Series: Gilbert Enoka - 30 August

Gilbert Enoka, who is an internationally renowned mental skills coach and current manager of the All Blacks, spoke to more than 450 CA members and non-members in person and via a webcast. Gilbert has been with the All Blacks for more than 200 tests and during that time he has been part of a team that has come back from a devastating quarter final loss to rebuild the team culture. The team now boasts back-to-back Rugby World Cups, one Laureus Award, 13 Bledisloe Cups, three Grand Slams, seven Tri Nations and four Rugby Championships and Gilbert's success with the All Blacks continues. He spoke to the audience about leadership, building thriving cultures, performing under pressure and mental management. His talk was highly rated by those who attended.

Upcoming events

The British New Zealand Business Association invite CA ANZ members to hear Andrew Barnes speak on "The 4 Day Week Initiative" - 14 September

When BNZBA member Andrew Barnes embarked on a trial of a four day work week with his 240 staff at Perpetual Guardian, he could not have anticipated the global attention and coverage it would generate. The British New Zealand Business Association is holding an event on 14 September, which will be the first public event where attendees can hear directly from Andrew and have the opportunity to quiz him about any aspect they would like to find more about.

For more information and to register under BNZBA member rates

Click here

Northland Gala Event - 13 September

We will be honouring and celebrating our Northland member's achievements on 13 September at the Whangarei Cruising Club.

For more information please email or phone 09 3035186.

Tax. Recent Key Developments and Future Tax Direction - 18 September

Key recent developments include how to better tax the shadow economy; deal with the impact of the digital economy on the tax base; and provide R&D support to increase research and innovation in New Zealand. The deliberations of the Tax Working Group on the future of tax - the major challenges, risks, opportunities facing the tax system over the next decade and beyond - have been awaited with keen interest. The Working Group's interim report is due in September. What will they recommend?

Join John Cuthbertson, NZ Tax & Financial Services Leader CA ANZ, Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation ACCA and other expert panellists where they will discuss the challenges to our tax base and international competitiveness, the results of the consultation and possible direction recommended by the Working Group, international perspectives on tax and what this all means for you and your clients.

Transformation Workshop Series: Customer Experience in the Digital world - 27 September

In an increasingly connected world, to remain relevant let alone grow your business requires creating a game changing customer environment and experience. So how do you create this when customers are demanding a seamless, digital and hassle-free experience? We will take you on a journey where you will hear from four experts that will inspire you, while providing insights and stories on how they achieved this. They will show you how data, digital and customer insights can help you change the direction of your business. The customer is the lifeblood of your organisation and the reason for existence, so join us and let's help you thrive in these challenging and highly connected times.

Business Briefs: Emotional Intelligence and Engaged Leadership - 10 October

In this session Peter Blyde will discuss the topic of Emotional Intelligence and Engaged Leadership. Peter works with the University of Auckland Business School as a consultant, where he develops and delivers executive development programmes for corporate clients. Join us in person or via live webcast to hear his valuable insights.

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