Date posted: 24/06/2019 6 min read

Central North Island regional news June 2019

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

In brief

  • Regional manager update
  • Recap of recent events
  • Upcoming events

Regional Manager update

A big welcome to the Region’s 12 new members being;  Tracy Kivell CA, Julie Box AT, Mandy Enright CA, Chelsea Spencer CA, William Eyles CA, Gregory Wyatt CA, Coley Stanley-Kaweroa CA, Venessa Nicklaus CA, Tracey Musty CA, Portia Smith CA, Brad McLachlan CA and Farrah Templeton CA. Congratulations, we look forward to celebrating with you in the coming months.

The Central North Island Team has held some great events over the last month, the big highlight for the team was the Waikato Gala Dinner held in the Atrium at WINTEC in Hamilton. It was a great night with over 280 recipients and guests. We celebrated 43 CA, 5 ACA and 9 AT’s presentations, as well as 7 fellowship and 9 milestone achievements. It was fantastic to see so many members and supporters come along to celebrate success. As a team we are looking forward to celebrating with you in the near future.

Don’t miss out on what’s coming up, we have some very exciting events on the horizon including

CA Catalyst teaming up with leading automation experts to provide practical tips, advice and direction when adopting automation within your accounting practice. This event ‘Automation in Practice Management – An Immersive Workshop’ will be held in Hamilton on the 8th August.

My other top picks for the region are:

  • Hawke’s Bay Tikanga Maori for Business Professionals – Tuesday 16 July
  • Hamilton Tikanga Maori for Business Professionals – Thursday 18 July
  • Bay of Plenty Fellows Panel – Tuesday 23 July.

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon, if you need anything in the meantime please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Neal McDiarmid
Central North Island Regional Manager

Recap of recent events

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Common Reporting Standards Round Table Discussion

On Tuesday 4 June we held the Hawkes’s Bay Common Reporting Standards Round Table Discussion in Napier with just over 20 local members attending. The first part of the session was a presentation by Peter Loerscher who provided an overview of AEOI (CRS)/ FATCA, the due diligence/ reporting requirements required for 30 June and information around the risks of the incoming data. During the latter part participants took part in a round table discussion to share how they are implementing CRS. It was a great opportunity to learn from peers and share knowledge with other local members.

Bay of Plenty

Economic update with Michael Gordon

On Tuesday 18 June we were joined by 30 local Bay of Plenty members to hear from Westpac Senior Economist Michael Gordon. It was a great opportunity to gain an up-to-date outlook on the latest economic issues and trends facing business in 2019. It was great to hear about the global economic backdrop and the current factors driving the economy and the local and international outlook, with some great input from the audience.


Fellows Panel – Eating culture for breakfast.

On Wednesday 12 June we held a fellows panel at the Devon Hotel in New Plymouth. We were joined by 45 local members to hear from 4 local fellows; Marilyn Davies, Steve Waite, Robin Brockie and Phillipa Wilson. This stellar panel was expertly moderated by Kylie Cronin, many of the key messages were around culture creating a sense of belonging, inclusiveness and brand strength that individually and collectively we are accountable for and to.


Economic update with Paul Clark

On Tuesday 4 June we held another economic update, this time in Gisborne with Westpac Economist Paul Clark. Another very informative successful event with some fantastic discussions happening among our local members.


Winter Wellness - Mindfulness Strategies for Busy People

On Tuesday 19 June we were joined by Maya Nova, mental and emotional agility, mindfulness and resilience speaker and coach. Just a few of the tips Maya taught us were; how to improve mindset and create new positive mental attitudes and habits, the foundations of mindfulness practice, improving resilience and  how to manage stressful thoughts.

We were joined by 30 local members in person with Maya and another 100 members from all over the country via webcast.

Upcoming events

Hamilton Automation in Practice Management – Immersive workshop – 8 August 2019

This interactive workshop is designed for decision-makers within Small to Medium Public Practice firms to gain practical insights, advice and direction in adopting and implementing workflow automation within practice management

CA Catalyst is bringing together experts and selected technology partners as part of this program, which will include a panel session addressing the pain points & opportunities in automation, expert facilitated discussions groups and exposure to automation product demonstrations.

Hawke’s Bay Tikanga Māori for Business Professionals – 16 July 2019

Any business professional working with, for, or on behalf of Māori – this introductory workshop is for you. This workshop will give you confidence and greater understanding of how to act and build relationships with Māori.

This workshop is open to all – no prior knowledge or level of fluency is required.This workshop in partnership with Westpac is a perfect opportunity to learn and clarify kawa – the guiding principles, policies and procedures – and tikanga, behaviour when doing business. It is designed give you the confidence and knowledge on how to engage and conduct yourself when meeting or working with Māori.

Hamilton Tikanga Māori for Business Professionals – 18 July 2019

Bay of Plenty Fellows Panel Discussion – 23 July 2019

Each year CA ANZ recognises outstanding achievement and contribution to the profession of accountancy by awarding Fellowships to individual members. Join us for this panel discussion with four of our Bay of Plenty Fellows who will share leadership challenges, insights and personal experiences from their career journey. Our facilitator will explore the topic “Leadership lessons from our fellows” with our panel of experts.