Date posted: 26/02/2019 3 min read

Central North Island Regional News February 2019

Find out what’s been happening in the Central North Island

In Brief

  • Regional Manager update
  • Events wrap-up
  • Upcoming events

Message from the Regional Manager

A big welcome to the Region’s 14 new members to the designations of Chartered Accountants ANZ being; Jay Fisher CA, Amour de Nicolo AT, Caral Schneebeli AT, Sheree Covel CA, Brenda Roberts AT, Cassie Naea AT, Yin Ping Chor CA, Carey Endres CA, Maleponi Vaioleti CA, Thomas Managh CA, Meiyappan Ramasamy CA, Joelene Te Waaka AT, Selwyn Hayes CA and Pamela Skivington ACA. Congratulations, we look forward to celebrating with you in the coming months.

The regions Local Leadership Teams have commenced their meetings for 2019, concentrating on setting in place areas of focus that will continue to support members.

The Central North Island Regional team are really looking forward to hosting some fantastic events this year and connecting with as many members as we can.

Get up to 20 hours of complimentary CPD

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand co-hosted the 2018 World Congress of Accountants (WCOA). Attracting over 5,500 delegates from over 115 countries, WCOA saw many exceptional presentations and sessions with an overarching theme of accountability.

CA ANZ is pleased to offer our members up to 20 hours of complimentary WCOA on-demand CPD content. Complimentary access to this content is available until 31 July 2019.

To gain access, simply visit the CA ANZ Education Store
Click on the "Gain Access" button
Enter password: CAContentWCOA2018
Select a session and start enjoying!

Central North Island Facebook Page

The Central North Island Facebook Page is exclusively for our Central North Island regional members. It is a great way to connect with fellow members and members of our Local Leadership teams, as well as keep an eye on events coming up.  

To join the group, simply click on the following link and confirm your member details when requested. 

Once verified, you will receive a notification welcoming you into the group. From there you can start sharing and communicating with other members in our region.    

Neal McDiarmid
RONI Regional Manager

Past events


A Working Mums’ Conundrum with Rebecca Armour
On Wednesday, 13 February we heard from Rebecca Armour Tax Partner KPMG Auckland & Co-founder of the Corporate Mothers Network. The Corporate Mothers Network was created in 2013 to particularly recognise mothers in the corporate workplace and now has over 1000 members. The network recognises that one of the keys to success in business is relationships and therefore was designed to provide a forum for women to hear from inspirational people, facilitate business relationships and support mothers in their careers.

Rebecca shared with us her top tips for being a working mum:

  • Understand what you are willing/ not willing to compromise on
  • Say yes to opportunities
  • Learn the power of saying NO
  • Take the time to enjoy your what/ when/ how and embrace the decisions you've made and move forward
  • Don't be afraid to ask!


Taranaki Back to Work Bowls and Burgers
It was fun in the sun at the annual Taranaki Back to Work Bowls & Burgers at the Fitzroy Bowling Club! Congratulations to Tandem Group for taking out the trophy again! Thank you to Westpac for sponsoring prizes and the delicious BBQ. It was great to see everyone along with the Local Leadership Team, a big thank you to all that attended.

Bowls and Burgers CNI

Bowls and Burgers Winners!

Upcoming events

International Women’s Day – Friday 8 March 2019

We still have a few spaces left for our 2019 International Women’s Day celebrations throughout the region. Embracing the 2019 theme #BalanceforBetter International Women's Day brings people together to celebrate the achievements of women; and to inspire, motivate and unite friends and colleagues – while also making a call to action for accelerating balance.

Bay of Plenty International Women’s Day Breakfast with Joelene Ranby CA, 7.30am-9am

Join us for an inspirational breakfast with Joelene Ranby CA, Founder & Programme Coordinator of Resolution Retreats.

Joelene will share:

  • Her journey
  • What inspires her
  • Practical tips for overcoming challenges in balancing personal and professional goals
  • What balance means to all of us

Register here

Gisborne International Women’s Day lunch with Glenis Philip-Barbara, 12pm-2pm

Join us for an inspirational lunch with Glenis Philip-Barbara, General Manager of Te Hā Trust Gisborne. Glenis will share the story of her career, from her first job to the Chief Executive of the Maori Language Commission to her current role as the General Manager of Te Ha Trust, Gisborne.

Register here

Hawke’s Bay International Women’s Day High Tea with Korrin Barrett, 3pm-5pm

Join professionals in Hawke’s Bay for a Friday afternoon enjoying high tea at the elegant Ormile Lodge to celebrate International Women’s Day; brought to you by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and proudly sponsored by AskYourTeam. The Hawke’s Bay IWD High Tea connects people to celebrate a balance of life, bringing about a better world with our motivational speaker Korrin Barrett. Korrin believes if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you! Korrin’s faced adversity and how she chose to deal with it with such optimism and positivity is a truly inspiring story. Korrin will share her key messages about resilience, empowerment, mindset and the art of appreciation.

Register here

Waikato International Women’s Day high tea lunch with Renae Smart and Anna Connell, 12pm-2pm

Join us for an inspirational high tea lunch with Renae Smart (Managing Director, Civtec) and Anna Connell (columnist and commentator) to celebrate the 2019 International Women's Day. This year we are really pleased to be supporting Dress For Success (DFS) at our IWD celebrations. We invite you to bring along clothing donations to the event which the DFS team will gladly accept and make available to their clients. They will accept donations of professional attire, shoes, handbags, jewellery & accessories. If you would like to support the organisation further, you can get involved with their new campaign - Your Hour. Her Power where you donate an hour of your pay to empower a client.

Register here

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