Date posted: 8/07/2020 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
  • Resources for our members returning to work
  • Regional Events Update

Regional Manager Mike O'Leary's update

Kia Ora,

The LNI team would like to say thank you, recently many would have completed their annual return and payment of membership for another year. It is timely to highlight key resources, information and CPD available to you and your teams.

My CA continues to connect the membership community together, we have added a job board page to help link up those seeking or those that have opportunities available Member Opportunities Group on My CA. The education store is brimming with learning opportunities; webinars, workshops, conferences, building knowledge and weekly knowledge share events. These can all be viewed and purchased here.

A key message upon Beneficiary income for 2019 income year. Due to COVID-19 trustees with a tax agent may have missed the 31 March 2020 deadline to make a payment to a beneficiary in order to treat an amount as beneficiary income for the 2019 income year. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue has announced that she will treat any payment made to a beneficiary on or before 15 July 2020 as being made in time to be beneficiary income for the 2019 income year if the trustees were unable to make payment to a beneficiary by 31 March 2020 because of either COVID-19 or the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Government.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa have opened this years The Ngā Raumanako and Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarships for tauira studying accounting. Applications are open until 22 July, more information here.

Fellowship nominations are still open for 2020, we have seen some fantastic nominees come through this year so far. If you know of a worthy candidate, you can find more information on the process here.

It is starting to feel like we are moving back to some form of normal.  From 1 July Chartered Accountants ANZ staff have been transitioning back into our offices and from the 3 August our Conference Centres will be open for Events.  We hope to see you at some stage.

Until then, we have a great line up of upcoming Trans-Tasman and regional events.
Registration have re-opened for The Financial Impact of Environmental Risks with the 1st session on the 23rd of July.

Following this theme, Manawatu is running an online ½ day conference "Recovery in Green" on the 24th September so save the date. 

In Wellington, we have a three-part webinar series on Leadership delivered by our Wellington Women Accountants Group as well as other events run by our other SIG. I encourage you to check out our regional calendar below.

Enjoy the week ahead, for those on holiday with family enjoy the time away from work - maybe some of what Aotearoa has to offer. We look forward to continuing to support, guide and inform you, so don't hesitate to reach out to us at any time. 

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga - Fill the basket of knowledge

Mike O'Leary
Lower North Island Regional Manager

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The Ngā Raumanako and Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarships

Applications are now open, supported by Chartered Accountants ANZ and Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa.

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IML ANZ Virtual Leadership Masterclasses

The Institute of Managers and Leaders understands that right now, you need a virtual partner in leadership. The tools you had for yesterday might not be fit for the future. Register for one of our virtual masterclasses and take away practical tips to navigate a new tomorrow.

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Your Well-being and building resilience

View our list of resources to assist in building resilience during these uncertain times and maintain your well-being so you can continue being a difference maker.

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Return to work and change management

What does your business or practice look like after lock down? View resources to help relaunch your business and adapt to going back to your workplace in a post COVID-19 world.

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Tikanga introduction – Complimentary Event

Join us for this complimentary introduction session on Tikanga for Business Professionals. Hear from Wairangi Jones, Tutira Mai NZ, as he provides an overview on the relevance of Te Ao Māori in the workplace.

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Lower North Island events page

Find out what online events are available for Wellington, Wairarapa, Whanganui and the Manawatu regions.

View upcoming events