Date posted: 20/08/2019 4 min read

South Island regional news August 2019

Welcome to the August edition of Insight for the South Island.

In brief

  • Upcoming events
  • Recap on events in August
  • Save the Date – Nelson Marlborough Regional Conference

August was a fantastic month of events, kicking off with the Southland Milestone and Gala events in Invercargill. Both were outstanding celebrations of all the key stages of our fantastic membership…being new members…key milestones and Fellowships. Summaries of the event below and some photo's.

We welcome (back) Kiri Dower as a part time Event Delivery team member in the Christchurch office. Kiri will be primarily supporting the Otago and Southland regions, and will be additional support to the Canterbury/Westland and Nelson/Marlborough regions. Kiri worked for us a few years back and runs her own business, which she continues to do while working for us.

The Christchurch office team did some volunteering at Ronald McDonald House this week (RMH South Island Trust - CC24375). We baked an array of morning and afternoon tea goodies for the people who are currently calling it home. It is a fantastic charity that provides a valuable facility, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As part of our Everybody Counts Program, all permanent CA ANZ employees may take one day of paid leave per calendar year to undertake work for a community activity of their choice

We held the first CA Catalyst event in Christchurch with 32 members attending the Automation workshop, one of our members travelling from Dunedin. Some fantastic feedback around the workshop, the sharing between members and hearing how they are negotiating the impending changes. Keep an eye out for the next event around Data Analysis and Data Visualization.

Milestone members

On Friday 2 August, we held our annual Milestone Members Luncheon at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill, celebrating our members who have reached significant membership milestones with the organisation. It was great to have 8 out of the 10 Milestone Members in attendance with 5 reaching 25 years, 2 reaching 40 years and Edmund Maloney reaching an astounding 70 years of membership! It was a small and intimate lunch with some great stories shared from those in attendance. We were MC'd by John Schol, Regional Councillor, and joined by Vice President Peter Rupp and past presidents Ross Jackson and Mervyn Gillick.

Milestone Members

Gala Dinner

On Friday 2 August, we held our New Members and Fellow Gala Dinner in Invercargill with a fantastic 157 attendees! We celebrated 19 out of the 23 New Members and our 2018 Fellows Mark Bain, Joe O'Connell and Steve Ruru. A fun night was had by all, and it was great to see all our New Members to the Organisation and hear from our inspiring Fellows. We were MC'd by James Harvey, our Southland LLT Chair, and joined by Vice President Peter Rupp.

2018 Fellows Mark Bain, Joe O'Connell and Steve Ruru

Big 4 Expo – Otago University

Earlier this month Chartered Accountants ANZ were a sponsor at the Big 4 Expo held at Otago University.

Over 140 students heard from a graduate and a leadership panel, the main focus of discussion was the 'Future of Work'. Questions and ideas were shared on potential future trends and the impact for students, graduates and business communities. It was a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with our future talent.

Thanks to Andrew Douglas who was MC, Cory Pearson ad David Winter who attended from our Local Leadership teams and our Sarah Tiffen and George Kenny, our student representatives from Otago University.

Future of Accounting Panel Discussion

The Accounting Society 'Accsoc' at the University of Canterbury also recently hosted a panel discussion on the 'Future of Accounting'. Chartered Accountants ANZ were privileged to be a guest speaker, along with representatives from BDO. Another fantastic event and thanks to the executive of Accsoc for organising.

Upcoming Events

West Coast Careers Day

We will be attending the annual West Coast Careers Day on Friday, 13 September. Tai Poutini Polytechnic are hosting the event. It is supported by local businesses, providing a great opportunity to connect with the community and help create opportunities and better futures for everyone. We are looking forward to participating in this years' event.

Queenstown Conference 2019 | 13-14 September

The Otago Southland Queenstown Conference is back for another year and we are delighted to be hosting our 25th Annual Conference.

We are thrilled with the speed of registrations coming through so act now to secure your seat and ensure you do not miss out.

In the world of business we know that you and your people are the key to lasting and ongoing success. Join us to hear from a range of high calibre speakers who will give insights and tools that will help you maximise your greatest business asset for future success.

We are excited to have our Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand President, Stephen Walker FCA, opening this year's conference.

Don't forget to use our group code CAANZ19 when booking at the Millennium and Copthorne Hotels. And for a short time only you will receive a complimentary breakfast with all Saturday night bookings.

Central Otago Gala Dinner | 20 November

We invite you to join us at this special event to honour and celebrate our New Members, Milestone Members and Fellows in the Central Otago region. This event will be held at the Carrick Restaurant and will include a sumptuous three course meal.

Otago Tax Special Interest Group | 26 September

The SIG covers tax issues and is open to anyone involved in taxation matters. Members comprise of accountants in practice, those working in industry, people managing their own tax affairs and professionals wishing to keep up to date on their tax knowledge.

Christchurch New Memer & 25 Year Milestone Ceremony

We are delighted to invite members, family and friends to attend our 2019 Christchurch New Member & 25 Year Milestone Ceremony taking place on Thursday 19th of September at The Christchurch Town Hall.Join us to celebrate and recognise our newest graduates and 25 year milestone achievers.

Women’s SIG 

We have a fantastic Women’s event taking place on Wednesday 28th August at the Westpac Building on Cashel Street.

Our guest speaker, Kate Russell, former President of the Fundraising Institute of NZ and the Rotary Club of New Horizons, will give an entertaining and informative talk on the "Fundamental life lessons from fifty years of fun" 

All attendees go in the draw to win a $1200 Annah Stretton voucher!

Coming soon……Save the Date

  • West Coast Networking Event - 7th November 2019
  • Nelson Gala Lunch - 21st November 2019
  • Marlborough Gala Lunch - 20th November 2019