Date posted: 11/12/2019 4 min read

Central North Island regional news

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

In brief

  • Regional manager update
  • Recent events
  • Upcoming events

Regional manager update

The CNI team would like to wish you all a safe and merry Christmas, it has been a busy year and the summer break is a perfect opportunity to take stock and enjoy a break with family and friends.

A big welcome to the Region's 13 new members being; Jacqueline O'Donnell CA, Johanna Newcombe CA, Kay Workman CA, Bethany Hawkins CA, Brent Harvey CA, Theres Weenink CA Natalie Stimpson CA, Amanda Hutchings CA, Braxton McHugh AT, Tess Annabell CA, Hannah Fielding CA, Kelly Litterick CA and Hayden Megchelse CA. Congratulations, we look forward to celebrating with you in the coming months.

2019 Fellowship recipients have been announced, congratulations to our regions 18 new Fellows being; John Dobson FCA, John Gillespie FCA, Sharon Honiss FCA, Mark McCabe FCA, Anthony Morris FCA, Anjum Rahman FCA, Angie Stewart FCA, Daryl Bonney FCA, Jeanne Bright FCA, Angela Clark AT (Fellow), Laurissa Cooney FCA, John Cronin FCA, John Donald FCA, Colin Olesen FCA, Toni Owen FCA, David Wickham FCA, Bill Harding FCA, Dean Pratt FCA and Ian Lyver FCA.

Recent events

It has been a busy past month for the Central North Island team, we have just moved into our new office space at 109 Ward Street. It is great to be in a central location and invite everyone to pop in for a coffee and a chat if you are passing.

December's event calendar was kicked off in Hamilton with a Business Insite with Home Kitchen on the 5th, we were treated to beautiful catering and inspiring stories from Tania Jones founder of Home Kitchen along with Nikbakht & Taj who were prepared the delicious food and shared their stories.

On Monday the 9th we hosted the Waikato Retired Members Brunch at Zenders Café. What a fantastic morning it was catching up with everyone and hearing stories from years past.

Hawke's Bay also held a Retired Members Lunch on the 9th at Hygge Café, another great chance to catch up before the end of the year. Following this we held a Business Insite at Craggy Range Winery, we heard the Craggy Range story as well providing a hands on help to A Children’s Christmas Foundation. It was fantastic event with a lot a Christmas Spirit shared by all.

On the 11th of December we held the 2019 Gisborne Financial Assistance Fund presentation with members of the Gisborne Local Leadership Team along with our sponsors of the scholarship. Congratulations once again to Petra Winitana, Jacyln Twigley and Kerre Haynes.

Our final event for the year was held in Hamilton at Te Wananga o Aotearoa on the 12th of December. We reached capacity again at this event with 40 local members coming along, these events are proving hugely popular and very valuable for all involved.

Now is a great chance to lock in some CPD for next year, check out what we have coming up early next year.

Upcoming events

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2020 Waikato Business Summit: Wednesday 26 February 2020

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Neal McDiarmid
Central North Island Regional Manager