Date posted: 18/05/2022 4 min read

Lower North Island news

Find out what's happening in the Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu & Whanganui Region.

In brief

  • Budget 2022
  • Income Insurance Scheme submission
  • Nominate a Fellow
  • Revised NZ Quality Management Standard (PS-1)

Kia ora,

And a huge congratulations to the New Members in Wellington who received their certificates last night at Pipitea Marae. We were acutely aware that we have not had a face-to-face celebration with New Members since before COVID. It was a great night, doing what we really enjoy – celebrating the achievement of members.

There are three other Celebrations to put on your calendar – Manawatu Gala Evening 26 May (LINK), Wairarapa Gala Evening 2 June (LINK) and Whanganui Gala Evening 15 June (LINK). At these events we will have not only New Members but also Milestones and Fellows. Please book now.

The NZ Budget 2022 handed down today focused on health, infrastructure, and climate. Check out our coverage below:

Nominate a Fellow!

Fellowship nominations are open now and include CA, ACA and AT designations. A Fellowship is usually awarded for a significant contribution to the profession and/or to the community. If you have a member in mind and want to test your thinking contact one of your Local Committee members or me and we can assist you.

Income Insurance Scheme submission

Thank you to everyone that contributed to our Income Insurance Scheme submission.  Your feedback is invaluable to our advocacy, to ensure that no stone is left unturned on these major policy proposals.  Our submission is available on the website, and you can read some of the coverage on Radio NZ.

Revised NZ Quality Management Standard (PS-1)

The New Zealand Regulatory Board has issued PS-1: Quality Management that will apply to all CA ANZ members in NZ and all other practitioners subject to NZICA jurisdiction from 15 December 2022 (early adoption permitted).

The revised standard reflects changes to national and international quality management standards and includes a modified scope and application, new structure, and new and enhanced requirements for the firm’s system of quality management.

You can find out more about the changes and obtain a copy of the standard here.

Focussed on our younger members we hosted a First Home Buyers Sharing Knowledge Session, with our business partner Westpac, last week. If this interests you, your whanau or friends you can listen to the session here. Have a look around the site while you are there, as there are 150+ recordings there – ALL free with one hours CPD each.

Ko tō hoe, ko taku hoe, ka tere te waka e  
With your paddle and my paddle, the waka will travel quickly 

Ngā mihi

Mike O'Leary
Lower North Island Regional Manager

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