Date posted: 24/02/2020 5 min read

Lower North Island regional news

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

In brief

  • Regional Manager’s Update
  • Events Recap
  • Upcoming events

Regional Manager's Update

We have stopped sending you an email for every new event. Instead, we have transitioned to a combination of e-newsletters and the INSIGHT magazine over the past six months as a way of telling you what is coming up.

You told us that if you had limited time and finance to attend events, we were not giving you good choices by sending individual emails. Rather, you said, you wanted to see them all together so you could make informed choices about timing, content and cost.

As a result, we have continued with INSIGHT, with the bottom right box for Lower North Island, and we have added monthly e-newsletters for Whanganui & Manawatu, a separate one for the Wairarapa as well as a weekly one for Wellington.

In this you will see the usual local events, but you will also see nationally available webinars and major events across the rest of New Zealand. Check the link at the bottom of the update.

Note: We still email event invitations to the SIGs members who have identified themselves as in those groups.

Auckland ran a very popular face-to-face event in January that will be available soon as a webinar for any member in New Zealand. The "Make the most of your membership" offering takes you through such things as access to LinkedIn Learning, My CA, and CPD for examples. It will be divided into topic related areas so you can choose what is relevant to you.

If you have a query about what benefit your membership gives you or how you can optimise it, I can assure you that it is likely to be answered by this webinar – and it will be free!

Events Recap

YAG Series – Find your strengths and drive your career: Second session

We held the second session of our Young Accountants Series on Wednesday 12 February. About 100 members attended the session, which was moderated by William Giesbers, director at Giesbers & Company Ltd and member of the Capital CFO SIG committee. Our panellists were three CFOs who shared insights and stories about leadership. They were Nick Olson from Todd Corp, Lindis Jones from Z Energy and Catherine McKelvey from NZ Oil & Gas. The series is sponsored by Westpac NZ, Crombie Lockwood NZ and Tax Traders. Archway Recruitment, which was the sponsor of the day, presented the topic and how it supports CA ANZ.

We are proud to be sponsored by three of our partners on that series: Westpac, Tax Traders, Crombie Lockwood, as such as Archway Recruitment.

YAG Series – Find your strengths and drive your career: Second session

NFP/FIN SIG event: The Active advantage

Dr Steffan Berridge from Kiwi Invest presented his analysis, "The active advantage. The case for having your money actively managed" on Tuesday 19 February. Thanks to Kiwi Invest for supporting this successful session, with 80 members coming, a great turnout for a SIG event.

Public Practice Roadshows (Wellington, Manawatu)

Public Practice Roadshows have been held in both Wellington and Palmerston North with fantastic turnouts at both. Feedback for the content has been coming in and it has been great to get the member’s comments.

Wairarapa Back to Work Breakfast

This was held at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History where members enjoyed breakfast and networking before hearing from Mike Kleog of Clareville Bakery. The Clareville bakery won the 2019 Wairarapa Award for Best team and Mike shared his insights into how they broker a positive team environment.

Upcoming Events

WG Building Knowledge Series: The Financial Impact of Environmental Risks

Environmental and social issues such as climate change now inform companies' strategy as part of integrated reporting. This series explores what you need to be aware of as Chartered Accountant when it comes to environmental risks to guide your organisation or advise your clients.
Save the date: 19 March 2020, 26 March 2020, 7 May 2020, 21 May 2020

SIG Events coming up:

  • 6 March 2020: WAG SIG broadcast breakfast for International Women's Day
  • 17 March 2020: NFP SIG – Juggling Compliance Risk
  • 18 March 2020: YAG SIG Series 3rd session – Find your strengths and drive your career
  • 24 March 2020: Capital CFO Event – Cybersecurity
  • 31 March 2020: FIN SIG Event: Chris Lee –The Billion Dollar Bonfire

Wairarapa Events

  • Wairarapa Gala Dinner, Tirohana Estate, Martinborough, 8 April 6pm-9.30pm
  • SIG Event, ASB Function Room Queen Street Masterton, 22 April 12pm-1.30pm

Wairarapa Events

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Manawatu and Whanganui Events

Building Knowledge Series: Can you afford a breach

Cyber risk is an evolving matter. The frequency of breaches locally in New Zealand and across the globe is increasing daily. Research says cyber risk is not going away and the cost of breach can devastate an organisation's bottom line.

These sessions will explore the evolving nature of cyber risks. Local case studies will be discussed to understand how you can protect your business and your clients from cyber threats

  • 24 March 2020: Manawatu
  • 25 March 2020: Whanganui

Palmerston North

Register your interest for Professional Ethics in Palmerston North. The workshops will be scheduled for the first half of the year to coincide with the end of the five-year period for ethics completions.
If you'd like us to launch a workshop in your region, please kindly register your interest below.

  • Public Practice Roadshow Whanganui War Memorial Centre, 11 March 2.30pm-5.00pm
  • Meet your LC & Back to work networking, Caroline's Boatshed, 5 March 5.30pm- 7.00pm

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