Central North Island regional news

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

Kia ora koutou

There’s something special about seeing our communities connect to celebrate achievement and it was an absolutely pleasure to deliver our final two ceremonial celebrations in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. Rex Ingram, our 70-year milestone awardee phrased it perfectly saying attending and being part of the evening has given him a new lease on life. Congratulations to the 29 new CAs and ATs, 8 milestone members of 25, 40, 50 years and 70 years along as well as Louise Carlile FCA and Wayne Panapa FCA on your achievements. Here’s a few pictures from the nights:

We also invite you to our virtual Quizmass Party for 2022! Once again, we have secured Shaun Wallace, The Dark Destroyer from the hit ITV programme The Chase.

Conduct review submissions closing 30 November

Have you had your say on our Professional Conduct Framework Review? The Review covers the CA ANZ By-Laws, committee and tribunal structures, ethical disclosure obligations, and the interaction of CA Program academic integrity rules with the By-Laws.  Make sure you have your say, by emailing any feedback to [email protected], by 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 30 November.

I also want to you that the latest CA Program enrolments campaign is underway with enrolments for Term 1 2023 subjects now open.

And a final fun note, the team talked this week on an article about the benefits of laughter – as we head into the end of the year busy period I thought it would be a nice share;

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body, relieving physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system by increasing immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
  • Laughter burns calories - Okay, so it's no replacement for going to the gym, but one study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn approximately 40 calories.

Take care
Ngā mihi nui

Neal McDiarmid
Central North Island Regional Manager