Date posted: 12/03/2018 5 min read

Auckland Regional News March 2018

Find out what's happening in Auckland

In brief

  • Events wrap-up
  • Upcoming events

Recap of recent month’s events/activity

Business Briefs: Evolving Finance Functions – 6 March

Business Briefs are concise information sessions on today's Business issues presented by industry experts. Each session has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to face the latest topics and trends that effect your business, while supporting key networking opportunities. In this session of Business Briefs, Paul Helm discussed evolving finance functions, from stewardship to a catalyst for change across the wider state sector.

Guests heard how the Office of the Chief Government Accountant and Head of the Finance Profession for the State sector are working to help finance teams challenge the way they operate and what they focus on. How they are helping to move from processing and stewardship functions, to adding increased value with analytics and insights. Helping teams to change and building sustainable state sector finance functions, ready to adapt and support the business of their agency through partnering with the business side of an agency are key areas that the OGA are focused on.

  This event was webcast live to our national Membership and over 300 members registered to attend either in person or online.

International Women’s Day Auckland Breakfast: A Conversation with Rachel Hunter – 8 March

IWD, Rachel Hunter

Auckland members celebrated International Women’s Day in Auckland with a champagne breakfast featuring International Supermodel Rachel Hunter who has just finished a global odyssey, meeting remarkable people from around the world and discovering wellness, longevity and the meaning of beauty. She ventured into 13 different countries including China, India, Dubai, Fiji, and Greece, where she immersed herself into the various cultures, learning about superfoods and gurus as well as cutting edge and ancient ways to inform, understand and embrace beauty, wellness and longevity. The series, “Rachel’s Tour of Beauty”, has been sold to over 80 countries.

Rachel shared insights into her personal and professional journey including her thoughts on managing a busy career, family and balancing this with a focus on wellbeing and mindfulness.  This event was webcast live to our national Membership and over 300 members registered to attend in person or online.

International Women’s Day Northland Morning Tea with Dr Matire Harwood – 8 March

International Women's Day, Northland

Chartered Accountants ANZ (CA ANZ) and The Whangarei Business Women’s Network (WBWN) once again joined forces to bring Dr Matire Harwood as a special guest speaker to our International Women's Day Morning Tea Event.

Dr Matire Harwood's work is helping shape indigenous health policy in New Zealand. Matire, a University of Auckland clinical researcher focused on tackling some of the biggest health inequities in our society and has just been awarded this year's L'Oreal Unesco Women in Science New Zealand Fellowship. Guests heard how her work to date suggests indigenous-led interventions help’s gain better results, and she how plans to review their effectiveness in tackling the big problems. Her focus is on improving health outcomes with communities, families and individuals outside of hospital.  Seventy five guests attended to celebrate IWD.

Upcoming events

Young Accountants Group: AllPress Event – 21 March

The Auckland Young Accountants Group will host an evening at AllPress Auckland Coffee Roastery for 40 people. The evening will entail a Roastery Tour, the History of AllPress and a breakdown & tasting of their signature blend – Rangitoto, with drinks and nibbles to finish. The event will take place on Wednesday 21 March.

Health & Safety Critical Risks, Northland Event – 23 March

Understanding and managing critical risks is one of the key ways to keep your people safe, meet your due diligence duties and build a resilient business. Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, and the IoD are hosting these free events, focusing on this issue. At our Whangarei event, discussions will be led by Nicole Rosie, Chief Executive of Worksafe, along with Sjoerd Post, Chief Executive of Refining New Zealand.

Auckland New Members Ceremony – 11 April

On Wednesday 11 April, Auckland New Members who have obtained ACA, AT and CA designations will come along to the Cordis Auckland to celebrate their achievement with friends, family and peers. The event will be in a new format for 2018 with the certificate ceremony taking place first then all students & guests moving to a different room for a cocktail hour. The event will be a great night of celebrations with a certificate ceremony followed by drinks, canapes and entertainment.

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