Date posted: 29/07/2019 3 min read

Lower North Island regional update July 2019

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

In brief

  • Focus on mentor Exchange
  • Upcoming events

Focus on: Mentor Exchange Programme

Over the previous month we have been spreading the word that the 2019 Mentor Exchange is coming, and it has some added features in 2019.  Some of these are especially relevant for members in the regions who may find it hard to find a mentor within their local professional community.

Mentor Exchange will run from October 2019 to April 2020, for just six months and applications are now open.

This year we are offering the program to Early-Career Mentees and Mid-Career Mentees and this will be across Face-to-face meetings or a Virtual connection (e.g. phone skype etc).  Face-to-face in our area only applies to Wellington but virtual can be anywhere and this may well suit Whanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti and the Wairarapa.  

Upcoming events

Wellington Events

Wellington Economic Update Series

Westpac is collaborating with Chartered Accountants ANZ to bring to you a Wellington-economic-specific series in August and September. 

Automation Workshop

This interactive workshop is designed for decision-makers within Small to Medium Public Practice firms to gain practical insights, advice and direction in adopting and implementing workflow automation within practice management.

Building Knowledge Series - Driving Change in your Organisation and Career

The four sessions will be linked by a common theme on how to embrace and drive change in your organisation and career.  Each session will then explore a different angle related to change management.

SIG Events in August:

  • Wednesday 7th - WAG SIG Event - Leadership Series Session 1 (Navigating Change)
  • Tuesday 13th – Capital CFO SIG Event: Managing Risks: Sport & Health - Ken Quarrie
  • Tuesday 20th – NFP SIG Event: Charity Tech Tool Key Series (Session 1) 
  • Tuesday 20th – FIN SIG Event: Infratil Update: the purchase of Vodafone NZ.

Wairarapa Events

Wednesday 7th August – Wairarapa SIG – Business Insights: ViMo – Peter Thompson 

Wairarapa Half Day Conference 

The Local Leadership Team are pleased to announce their half day conference this year, 'Take the opportunities: Grow the business' on Friday 18 October.

Building on the success of the conference tHTMLheme last year, this year we will focus on how you can advise your clients to develop and fund their business during significant growth phases.

Manawatu and Whanganui Events

  • Thursday 8th – Manawatu YAG Quiz Night
  • Wednesday 14th – LLTs in Whanganui and Manawatu
  • Thursday 22nd – Manawatu WAG Leadership Series Session 1 (Essential Leadership Skills).


The 2019 Auckland Special Interest Group (SIG) half-year subscriptions are now available. Lower North Island Members can join via webcast and enjoy a powerful connected network of Chartered Accountants coming together to build skills, share thinking and create new opportunities for individuals and the profession.