Date posted: 24/02/2021 4 min read

Central North Island news

Find out what's happening in the Central North Island Region.

In brief

  • Xero partner awards
  • International Women’s Day
  • New CA program

Regional manager update

Kia ora koutou

It is great to be on the road with CA ANZ President Nives Botica-Redmayne - the great CNI Gala tour over the next two weeks. We will host over 500 people for dinner and afternoon tea; congratulate new Fellows, Milestone achievements and welcome new members. Travel from Hamilton to Hawke’s Bay to Gisborne then Bay of Plenty, over to Taranaki then back to the Waikato. We live in an amazing country in a great part of NZ.

Great to see that Chartered Accounting firms were star performers in the latest NZ Xero partner awards which again highlighted the important role accountants played in response to COVID-19. Local winners included Maisey Harris & Co as the NZ Xero People's Choice Award winners and PKF named the Xero NZ National Partner of the Year.

Each year, communities around the world gather together to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8. It is a "global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women" that has occurred annually since 1911 according to the International Women's Day website*. The CNI team are hosting a number of events around the region, you can find the full list of events here.

The CA Program has been re-designed, through extensive consultation with members, candidates in the current program and industry. The CA Program is actively developing graduates who can apply professional scepticism and become trusted partners in business. The new program integrates the development of deep technical expertise with strong professional skills and capabilities, offered in a digital environment through real-world engagement, authentic simulations and challenges, and embedded capability assessment. The program will allow for greater specialisation through elective content, and hours have been adjusted for personalised, and impactful learning. The future is here. Take a closer look at the features of the new CA Program.

I look forward to catching up with a lot of you at our ceremonial dinners and events over the next few weeks. As always if there is anything we can help support please reach out to the team on

He iwi tahi tātou - Together we are one people

Neal McDiarmid
Central North Island Regional Manager

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