Date posted: 21/08/2018 3 min read

Central North Island Regional News Update August 2018

News and upcoming events from your region

In Brief

  • Regional manager update
  • Recap of last month's events and activities
  • Upcoming events

Message from the Regional Manager Neal McDiarmid

A big welcome to the region's 27 new members to the designations of Chartered Accountants ANZ being four x ACA's, 11 x AT's, 12 x CA's. We look forward to celebrating these in the coming months.

My CA - Connect, Share, Learn, Collaborate

Late last year, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) undertook a strategic review, involving more than 100 workshops across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom.

During this review, members emphasised the importance of developing meaningful connections with their peers and leveraging our collective intelligence in today's connected world. The need for an online community hub to meet members' expectations for connections and information at any time, from anywhere was defined.

'My CA', will facilitate our members' ability to connect, share, learn and collaborate on topics of interest as well as provide a personalised, relevant and convenient point-of-access to member services. CA ANZ has completed development and testing work on the hub throughout this year and is now well placed to enter pilot phase.The Rural Advisory Rural and Primary Industry Group and the Business Valuation Community have been chosen to take part in the month-long community hub pilot.

For more information contact:

Neal McDiarmid, Regional Manager
027 404 2309
neal.mcdiarmid@charteredaccountantsanz.com

Dianne Reeve, Relationship Manager
07 839 2026 or 027 807 1875
dianne.reeve@charteredaccountantsanz.com

Colette Barrett, Member Services and Events Specialist
07 839 4764
colette.barrett@charteredaccountantsanz.com

Theresa Cayley, Member Services and Events Specialist
06 757 9815
theresa.cayley@charteredaccountantsanz.com

Recent events and activities

Taranaki

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Phase 2 is Coming:What do you need to do to be prepared?

On Tuesday 31 July, 23 local members attended this workshop which focused on the impact of AML/CFT, what steps need to be taken and what resources are available. It was a highly interactive session with lots of great questions and information sharing.'

Westpac Wealth Management

On Tuesday 7 August, Westpac New Plymouth hosted 30 local members at a lunchtime session which focused on wealth management, how to get into investing, the risks and rewards and what to look out for.

School Visits and Taranaki Careers and Training Expo

Huge thanks to Tiffany Raddich, Bianca Taylor, Holly Black, Floyd Wicksteed and Jeremy Hudson, who in July and August, shared their CA experiences with local Taranaki high schools, inspiring the next generation of business leaders.

Thanks also to Emma Crowe, Anna Kelly, Jesse Watt, Kylie Cronin, Liam Nelson and Bianca Taylor for volunteering their time to help at the Taranaki Careers and Training Expo on the 19-20 August. These events provide a great opportunity to share with students where a career as a Chartered Accountant can lead.

Hawke's Bay

A Ministers Perspective

On 17 July, it was a full house at the Hawke's Bay Business Hub as 50 local members gathered to hear Minister Stuart Nash's views on the region's economy and receive updates on the government's work for small business and tax.

50 local members gather to hear Minister Stuart Nash's views on the region's economy

Small Practitioners Forum

On 2 August, Neal McDiarmid, Central North Island Regional Manager and Dianne Reeve, Account Manager, provided 10 solo public practitioners with an interactive lunchtime session demonstrating the range of tools and resources available from CA ANZ. CA's were able to connect and share information in a friendly environment.

Tikanga Māori for Business Professionals & Advisors

On 15 August, Mātauranga Māori Kaiako (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa), in conjunction with CA ANZ, welcomed members to their Whirikoka Campus for an all-inclusive event to develop an understanding of relevant tikanga (protocol), local iwi, and the rohe we reside in. The evening provided insights to the importance of te reo Māori, pronunciation and key phrases when working in a Māori business environment.

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Gala Dinner

Friday 10 August, 6-10pm

On 10 August, President Jane Stanton FCA presented certificates to new members admitted to the organisation, as well as Milestone Members attaining 25 and 40 years with the organisation. We were also honoured to celebrate the Conferment of 2017 Bay of Plenty Fellows - Alistair Capamagian, Barrie Owen, and Rowena Sinclair.

Gisborne

Tikanga Maori for Business Professionals & Advisors

On 15 August, Matauranga Māori Kaiako welcomed Chartered Accountants ANZ members to Whirikoka Campus Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to this event to develop an understanding of local iwi, rohe and relevant tikanga. The evening also provided insights of the importance of te reo Maori, pronunciation and key phrases. Include photos of Tikanga Maori for Business

David Battin, Gisborne leadershipteam, addresses the group

Upcoming events

Taranaki

Taranaki Gala Dinner, Friday 7 September

The 2018 Taranaki ceremony is fast approaching, where we look forward to honouring and celebrating the achievements of our new and milestone members, fellows and the Taranaki 2018 Craig Norgate Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Taranaki Quiz 2018, Wednesday 14 November

Mark your calendars and get your team together, the annual Taranaki Charity Fundraising Quiz Night is coming.

Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay Gala Dinner, Friday 21 September

The 2018 Hawke's Bay ceremony is fast approaching, where we look forward to honouring and celebrating the achievements of our new members, milestone members and fellows.

Gisborne

2018 Gisborne-East Coast Gala Dinner, Thursday 20 September

The 2018 Gisborne-East Coast ceremony is fast approaching, where we look forward to honouring and celebrating the achievements of our new members, milestone members and fellows.

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