Date posted: 24/05/2019 4 min read

Lower North Island Update May 2019

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

In brief

  • Governance Review
  • News from Lower North Island
  • Upcoming events

Governance Vote

All members have been invited to participate in the Governance Vote that will close on Monday 27 May at 12.00 noon AEST.  This Member Vote is a chance to have your say in the future of your professional body.  You can find all the supporting material in your CA discussion group.

News from Wellington

Future of Trust Series – Last Session with Robert Everett, FMA

Don’t miss the last session of the Future of Trust Series on the 12th June featuring a fireside chat with Rob Everett, CEO, Financial Markets Authority and Dr. Lisa Mariott, Professor of Taxation and Associate Dean (Research), Victoria University of Wellington.Dr Lisa Mariott is also the author of the Future of Trust research paper that inspired this series.

Focus on: Wellington Economic Update and Change Management Series

Chartered Accountants in collaboration with Westpac bring to you a Wellington specific Economic Update in August and September. In a four sessions series we will look at different aspects related to growing Wellington’s economy.

A new change management series is also in the pipeline for the second half of the year. Inspirational speakers will share their perspective on how to embrace and drive change in your organisation and career.

News from Wairarapa

CA ANZ had a joint local celebration with The Hive practise on the 16th of May. The Wairarapa-based, Syd Morgan FCA, retired from his practise (The Hive) recently.  Kathrine and Tracy at The Hive celebrated Syd’s role in the business and CA ANZ recognised Syd’s contribution to his professional body with his roles in Branch management and the Tax working groups.

Save the date – Wairarapa Half Day Conference

Save the Date for Friday 18 October 2019 in the Wairarapa.  The Wairarapa LLT hosted a 1-day conference in September 2018 titled ‘Take the Opportunities’.  It was such a great local success that they have decided to build on it with a half-day conference this year.

Take the Opportunities: Grow the Business is going to be on Friday 18 October 2019 and already has a great line-up of speakers covering such diverse areas such as crowd funding and R&D grants.

News from Manawatu

We have had an unprecedented response to the 2019 Manawatu Gala Dinner. Certificate recipients and their families and friends have filled up the 150+ attendance numbers in record time. With their attendance, a live jazz band, the beautiful Orlando country club as our venue and our own Vice President Nives Botica-Redmayne officiating it was a stellar evening.

Events coming up in June near you:


  • New Members Ceremony - Friday 5 June
  • Public Sector SIG Business Partnering Series - Final Session - Thursday 13 June
  • Professional Ethics Workshop - Wednesday 19 June
  • FIN SIG Event: Trevor Slater - Tuesday 25 June
  • Integrated Reporting Seminar – Wednesday 26 June.


  • Wairarapa SIG Event and LLT Meeting - Wed 26th June

Manawatu – Whanganui

  • LLTs in Whanganui and Manawatu - Wednesday 19 June
  • Manawatu WAG Lunch - Thursday 20th June
  • Manawatu Corporate SIG Half Day Conference Thursday 27 June.

For more information about our upcoming events

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