Date posted: 20/09/2019 5 min read

Central North Island regional news

Find out what is happening on the Central North Island this month.

In brief

  • Message from the Regional Manager
  • Recap of recent events and activities
  • Upcoming key events

Regional Managers Update

Haere mai to the Region's 15 new members being; Jeroen Griemink CA, Caroline Thomson CA, Genevra Scott CA, Jacques Bredenkamp CA, Katrina Swann ACA, Amanda Mogford ACA, Robin Jones AT, Anneliese van Wijk CA, Raymond Ng CA, Aimee Donaldson AT, Junxia Zhang CA, Kym Blair AT, Carl Gray CA, Katherine Baker AT and Shona Davie AT. Congratulations, we look forward to celebrating with you in the coming months.

We have just completed busy time with the Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay and Taranaki Gala dinners taking place. We hosted more than 400 members over the three dinners which saw awards handed to 51 new members, 13 milestones recognitions and 11 new Fellowship recipients. We are looking forward to the final Gala Dinner in our region in Gisborne on the 10th October.

2019 Local Committee Appointment Process

We are currently calling for applications for Local Committee members in all areas to commence from 1 January 2020. Each position will have a term of between 1 and 3 years.

We welcome applications from all full CA, ACA or AT members from all demographics to ensure broad diversity on our LCs that is reflective of the NZ membership.

You could expect to commit approx. 30 hours per year to this role with 6-8 weekly meetings and other LC activities. Please access the application form below if you are interested in applying, along with related information about Local Committee roles. Completed application forms should be returned to or to me at

A reminder that applications for the 2019 Gisborne Financial Assistance Fund are open now. If you know of anyone from the Gisborne/East Coast region considering a career in accounting or have already embarked on their pathway, they could be eligible for a grant of up to $3,000 towards their study.

2019 Gisborne East Coast Financial Assistance Fund

Find out more

Don't miss out on what's coming up, we would love to see you at our next local event! My top picks for the region are;

  • Taranaki Economic Update – Wednesday 9 October
  • Bay of Plenty Fellows Panel Discussion 2019 – Friday 18 October
  • Gisborne Gala Dinner – Thursday 10 October
  • Waikato Fellows Panel – Wednesday 2 October


Neal McDiarmid
Central North Island Regional Manager

Recap of last month's activities


Taranaki 2019 Gala Dinner - On Friday 6 September we held the 2019 Taranaki Gala Dinner at the Plymouth International in New Plymouth. We were joined by a crowd of 170 to celebrate our newest members, milestone achievements, as well as three new Taranaki Fellows. It was a great night of celebrating the success and achievement with our members, their friends and family.

Taranaki Fellows Grant McQuiod FCA, Richard Handley FACA and Stephen Eichstaedt FCA

Taranaki Fellows Grant McQuiod FCA, Richard Handley FACA and Stephen Eichstaedt FCA

Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay 2019 Gala Dinner - On Wednesday 4 September we held the 2019 Hawke’s Bay Gala Dinner at Mission Estate in Napier. We were joined by 115 guests to celebrate our newest members, milestone achievements and three new Fellows.

Nives Botica-Redmayne at the Hawke’s Bay Gala Dinner

Nives Botica-Redmayne, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Vice President at the Hawke's Bay Gala Dinner with our new member award recipients.

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Upcoming events/activities



Getting it Right - Employment Matters and Payroll for Farmers – Wednesday 16 October 2019

Partnering with Dairy Women’s Network, DairyNZ and Paysauce we are aiming to increase your knowledge with this informative and practical discussion on Employment Matters and Payroll for Farmers.

Register here for New Plymouth

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Fellows Panel Discussion 2019 – Friday 18 October 2019

Leadership Lessons from our Fellows - Each year CA ANZ recognises outstanding achievement and contribution to the profession of accountancy by awarding Fellowships to individual members.

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Business Insight - Rotorua Economic Development – Tuesday 26 November 2019

Rotorua is a city of diverse opportunities and Rotorua Economic Development (RED’s) focus is to create a destination to visit, live, work, study and invest in.

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A real world perspective on Cyber Fraud – Wednesday 16 October 2019

Many Kiwi’s believe that cyber attacks are not prevalent here in New Zealand, and that if they are, that only large businesses holding significant IP are the target.

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Be sure to stay in touch with your regional office, and members in your area in our Members Only Facebook Groups.

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