Date posted: 06/10/2021 5 min read

Lower North Island news

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

In brief

  • Building Knowledge Series
  • Mentor Exchange
  • How to get help for Mental Health

Regional Manager Mike O'Leary's update

Kia ora

Last week we complemented the NZ Mental Health Awareness Week with multiple offerings, including webinars, programs and outbound calling to CA members.  We continue to be committed to the overall wellness of members and will assist wherever we can in this regard.

We continue our high quality, topical learning on Thursday 21 October with Session 2 of the NZ Building Knowledge Series: Responsible Investment - The New Zealand Perspective. This session is on Social and Green bonds, with:

  • Fiona Doddrell, Director Debt Capital Markets, Westpac NZ
  • Ian Short FCA, Co-Founder, The Connective
  • Dean Spicer CFA, Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ

Follow this link for more information and to register.

As you know we love acknowledging success and this one is even more personal for us. A NZ Regional Councillor, Local Committee Chair, regional Whanganui and now Taranaki locations, family values, audit and a Maori business base. Silks Audit, with Talia and Cameron, hits all the marks of a progressive firm. Read more here.

As part of our on-going commitment to ensure our By-Laws are up to date and effective there will be four proposals put to members to vote ahead of CA ANZ Annual General Meeting on 29 October, held online. All members are invited to attend. Look out for an email from ElectionsNZ on October 15th. 

The NZ Region Annual (Ordinary) General Meeting is online this year for all regions, and you can register here.

Next week we are proud to be launching an Exclusive CPP Community for our members across New Zealand who hold their CPP. This has been designed and brought to life, through consistent member feedback and insights and has resulted in some of our highly respected members in Practice being involved in helping us bring this to life. 

Mentor Exchange – is now open and is available in AU, NZ, UK and Asia. It is highly regarded by everyone that has been involved. It has traditionally focused on mid-career CAs but this year there are two new offerings Mentor Exchange: Return to work being available in AU, NZ, UK and Asia, and Mentor Exchange: Practice Peer Support – available in NZ and AU.

The NZ Regulatory Board has issued a revised NZICA Insolvency Services Standard that will apply to all NZ members of CA ANZ (and all non member insolvency practitioners licensed by NZICA) who provide insolvency services (both formal (including solvent liquidations) and informal) from 1 November 2021. The revised standard reflects the new insolvency practitioners’ regime and changes to the NZ Code of Ethics. Find out more about the changes and obtain a copy of the standard.

The 2021 CA ANZ Investor Confidence Survey continues to draw headlines. CA ANZ Reporting and Assurance Leader Amir Ghandar spoke with Radio NZ on Friday 17th September about the finding that investors are looking to put more of their money into businesses committed to addressing climate change, but want some assurance the investment will deliver results.

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga - Fill the basket of knowledge

Ngā mihi,

Mike O'Leary
Lower North Island Regional Manager

Optimising your designation in the NFP and Energy Sector

Young Chartered Accountants (YCAs) have a myriad of career paths and choices open to them, some not necessarily even considered. We are proud to bring you this series of interviews, where we will give YCAs from various sectors the opportunity to talk about their career choices and the opportunities those choices present to them. During the conversations we will explore their personal motivations and ambitions and how their choices support their own values and life goals.

In this clip, we sit down with young CAs Nick Barry from Z Energy and Vinay Hari from Plunket NZ.

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